Career Yoga: 3 questions to restore professional balance

The practice of Hatha yoga joins the ha (the sun) and tha (the moon) in a series of poses and breath work to restore physical equilibrium. The practice of career yoga  can be thought of in the same way. Exploring the constants in your work history, reviewing your current professional options and combining that research with an imaginative look into your dream future  creates physiological equilibrium. When you make livelihood…

Career Yoga: 5 steps to strengthen your foundation, follow your dream [job]

Career Yoga is an approach to career change that blends the ancient principles of yoga with current career development. It breaks the process of career change down to five areas: Balance, Support, Strength, Flexibility and Alignment. Yoga has been an important part of my life for over 25 years. The philosophy remains with me whether I’m on the mat or not. I became a certified yoga teacher as the first step…

Mindful Monday

Thank you to all who followed our Mindful Careers series. At Bright Livelihoods, we believe that everyone deserves to find or create a meaningful career. Our goal is to help people share their talents in the most authentic expression of self. That can be a frightening prospect but once you commit to the process, you can do what you were born to do. Sometimes you need guidance, a coach, a…

Check in with… an empathetic Career Master

I noticed, for me and for other people, that we’re all doing a lot of broadcasting but we’re not doing a lot of listening and absorbing and then acting on what we listened to. From that spark, the idea of empathy – in business – kept bubbling up for me. – Parissa Behnia The ideas that reveal themselves Career Masters come in an amazing, unlimited array of shapes, sizes and…

Exercise for Commitment

Welcome back to the final principle of the Bright Livelihoods Mindful Career series! I’ve designed a three-step guide to help you create an effective weekly action plan for career development and change. Step One – Based on your current job of career status, pick one of these three focuses for the week: Dream Launcher – You know what your dream job is but you need support getting there. Your primary objective…

Mindful Careers: Commitment

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” – Patanjali Congratulations! If you’ve followed this…