Growing and Giving - Finding Balance Between Doing Good and Honoring Our Needs

This month I’ve had to get real-deal honest with myself. Being honest with myself makes me get real-deal honest with others.

It’s not always easy. I am a recovering people-pleaser, do-gooder, set an example for others kind of person. And living that way most my life wore me thin. When it attempts to creep in, I can now catch-on a little faster and hold myself in grace. Because now, I’ve learned, I know it’s root comes from: not being enough. I’m working through some deep-seeded stuff right now. I can pinpoint and note, if I must, the times I allow myself to halt my growth or not give myself entirely is one of the ways I play small in my life. It has taken me some time to dig this up. It’s real life root chakra work for me.

With that, I won’t ever be able to get away with pushing this sort of discovery down. That’s the beautifully-challenging thing about awareness. Or bringing the unconscious to light. We must press on in a new way, in a new light. Responsibility will task us living powerfully, owning every aspect of our lives, leaving no room for blame. We don’t need to punish or manipulate ourselves. We just need to show up, listen, own this tough stuff, and leave room for grace.

This month, I’ve planted new roots and living the affirm: I am enough. I have a right to be here.

And so do you.

You are enough. You have a right to be here.

Believe this with your entire Being.

Stephanie Birch - Take Up Your Space

When was the last time you flowed on your mat with a smile on your face and freedom in your body? Join Stephanie for a feel good all-levels flow class designed to help you reconnect to your joyful, empowered self! Together we get our hearts pumping with creative vinyasas to fire up the core, arms, legs, glutes, and smiles. What follows is a dynamic flow sequence that provides opportunities for us to stretch our muscles and our minds – both of which spend too much time each day contracting. Leave feeling vibrant and connected to what inspires you to live big, shine bright, and fully share the light that you are. Watch in full one oneOeight.com

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