The Small Moments Matter

The small moments matter.
"It's hard to believe that small moments matter when we're so focused on conquering big and great things.  But I've learned that the key to performing any great feat is actually by mastering a series of small feats along the way. So have patience.  Step by step, strive for excellence in every moment, even the small ones.  And when you start doing small things in a big way, the greatness you seek is bound to find you."

Big Moment for me: I've been invited to teach for the first time in Europe!  I'll be hosting an inversion workshop at Italia Power Yoga in Florence, Italy next month. (Fun fact: Americans refer to the city as "Florence" but it's "Firenze" in Italian) Check out this cool boutique studio in Firenze  :)
Small Moment for me: I begin my study of jazz piano this week! My first lesson is on Thursday and I'm more of a classical pianist so of course I'm kinda nervous, but I'm also excited - I teach so much these days that it's nice sometimes to just be a student and learn. 
Here's the interesting thing: It's the moment after moment after moment of being a diligent student where I collect the teaching tools I then use to be an effective teacher.  And being an effective and inspiring teacher earns me opportunities to expand my business to far away, and exciting places like Firenze.  
So yeah, the small moments do add up – and they do lead to the big moments!  Pay attention to the opportunity you have in this moment, because each tiny opportunity becomes the next stepping stone to your greatness.  (Do I dare say that the small moments are your greatness?)
Remember this month to celebrate every victory, especially the small ones.  

I'll be here cheering you on,

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2017 - Unlock Your Potential

My 2017 intention is to unlock my potential.

What does that mean?  Well, in everything I do - the creative arts, health and fitness, my spiritual practice - I will strive to be my best, loving self. I will allow these parts of me that seem broken and disconnected - my music, yoga, travel, philosophy, and writing - to coalesce this year into a force that is authentically me and no one else.

I will also be open to new possibilities, and new paths that I never dared to go down.  And so, I open 2017 with a type of music video I have never made before - a commercial video that I musically scored - an online video promo for the construction company RSDC:

 My hope is that when I unleash my talents, unhinged and without fear, that this new light (and truly more like this "uncovered light"), through openness, honesty, and vulnerablity will inspire others to become their true authentic selves too.

And so I hope this new music video and New's Year intention inspires you to unlock your potential - that it motivates to discover your true and natural light, whatever beauty that may be.  Here's to the biggest and brightest year yet.  Happy 2017!!