This weekend I took a restorative workshop with an amazing teacher Lisa Sandquist and this time we explored gratitude. In Lisa’s invitation newsletter she quoted M.J. Ryan who in her book Attitudes of Gratitude says that “Gratitude is one of the only totally free, unbelievably simple ways to experience a sense of well-being and contentment on an ongoing basis… and… because it’s so simple…we believe it won’t work”. By measuring the brainwaves, scientists proved that practicing gratitude reduces stress, improves sleep, and builds energy. Grateful thoughts shift the brain activity from beta pattern to alpha…read more
This weekend I went to a restorative workshop with an amazing teacher Lisa Sandquist, who inspired me to write a post about gratitude (which was the topic of the workshop). Way too often we don’t take time to enjoy ourselves, we are in a constant rush, we are annoyed and stressed out but it doesn’t have to be that way! I’m still working on a bigger post but meanwhile I would like to express gratitude towards my friend Jim Cogan, the owner of The Yoga Shop, for taking some time…read more
Thank you everybody for your contribution, support, good wishes, love, and kind thoughts! I don’t have enough words to express my gratitude to all the people around me who genuinely want to help… Here is the link to the fundraiser: life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/olinka-s-treatment–3/x/122755 Any help spreading this message will be highly appreciated. Thank you! PS To claim your incentive please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org $15 or more you get one of my crocheted toys (an uki or an ochopod) $25 or more you get another crocheted toy (sneal, baby penguin, papa penguin or…read more
all the people around me… I’m getting support from my family, friends, acquaintances, and strangers, from the paces I never expected it to come from! I believe that people have very beautiful hearts as long as they do good deeds and as long as they follow the call of their souls. Shine your light into this world!
… the fact that I’m alive, for my mom being able to come from Ukraine for my treatment, for the generosity and support of friends and strangers, for all of the inspirational stories about cancer survivors, for still being able to teach Yoga and see my students grow… I am thankful for my life. I believe that this challenge is a lesson I needed to learn and whatever happens happens for the best. “Lord, thank you that you took it only in money”:)