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Martini Pose: The Most Relaxing Thing You've Never Heard Of anxiety burnout stress Oct 02, 2023


Lately, we've been experimenting with a new twist on the classical martini in our house.

It's not an dirty martini.

It's not an apple-tini. 

And it doesn't have an orange wedge on the rim.

In fact, it's not even something you drink at the end of the day. It's something you do.

Martini pose.

We got the name from Annie Carpenter, one of our favorite modern yoga teachers. 

What is martini pose?

It's a way to instantly downshift the state of your nervous system -- without the next-day hangover.

If you've ever done yoga, you know martini pose. It's that blissful moment of ...

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Youโ€™re Upper Limiting (and You Don't Even Know It) energy mindfulness productivity stress May 10, 2023

You may not see it. You may not be aware of it. You may not even have a name for it.

But chances are, you have experienced the upper limits problem numerous times.

It’s a term coined by psychologist Gay Hendricks in The Big Leap. The upper limits problem is a paradoxical pattern: when we start to feel good inside, we unconsciously sabotage ourselves so we can go back to feeling bad again.

Upper limits can be difficult to see in action because they run counter to our ordinary logic about life. We think that feeling bad – pain, tension, anxiety, and conflict – is ...

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Use These 4 Tools to Stop Being Busy anxiety mindfulness personal stress Apr 10, 2023


Have you ever noticed that everyone seems busy all the time?

As couples, we're often too busy to talk about what's really going on, too busy to make time for date night, or, sometimes, even too busy to have a meaningful conversation.

As individuals, we're too busy to stay in touch with friends, too busy for hobbies (remember those?), or too busy to relax.

This harried state marks a strange inversion from previous generations. Leisure time used to be a marker of status. Now it means you have no goals, no ambition or drive.

Just imagine what would go down if you responded to someone at...

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