Why I don't have a New Years Resolution

2015 is here. Another year has passed. I’m getting that little bit older (albeit still very young). It’s resolutions time. Where do I want to be this time next year? Am I on the right path? It’s time to set realistic goals.

Like so many people it comes to that time of year where the holiday season starts and we realise that yet another year has flown by, and for all of our achievements, the ups and downs we now begin to refocus on what’s next.


And so the first of January has come and gone (it’s now only the 2nd) and I see and read everywhere the posts about goals, visions, aims and resolutions for the coming year but the one thing that I just can’t do is write my own.

No it’s not because I’m stuck in a rut, and yes part of it is because I’m still trying to figure out what the next 12 months looks like for me, how can I budget, save, achieve, capitalise on opportunities. Most importantly though it’s because I am choosing to think of the 1st of January 2015 as just another day that I can achieve my goals, both short and long term. It’s not to say I won’t dream, plan, write goals and achieve them, I’m just choosing to remember that every single day of every single year is the same and presents the same opportunities as the next. It’s simply a matter of saying yes to the opportunities that YOU want, the ones that make your heart flutter with excitement.

Why plan to start and finish on a certain date? Why not just go and smash those goals, make your dreams come true, write lists, cross things out, redirect, begin again, do whatever you need to do to create happiness in your life. Achieve the things you want to sooner, or take longer, make it as precise and detailed as you want, or simply jump in. The point is, don’t stop, don’t wait for the 1st of January, or the 31st of December, reflect, renew and refocus every single day because your mind and most importantly your heart changes.

Trust that feeling deep in your gut, acknowledge when you hold your breath without knowing, or when your breath catches in your throat, consider those moments and the action or words that brought about that feeling, allow it to sink in, before putting your next foot forward. But ultimately, don’t let it, or anyone stop you. Reflect and let go that which does not serve you (including people too by the way).

Your loves and passions will grow and move and so should you. Be fluid in who you are as a being, say yes more often, know your boundaries and trust your intuition.

That is my mantra for the year and for every year. And as Yoga Girl (Rachel Brathen) says the most important thing is happiness. 


Active, Nourish, Grateful is BACK baby!

This is my latest blog from my shortly to be discontinued blog-site... x

I realize that I've been painfully absent from my blogging lately, but I promise it's for a good reason...

Earlier this year I met (again) the stunning and inspiring Nicole Kropp (www.mintandmagik.com) and we got talking over a couple of wines. What we realized was that our paths were meant to merge and that our individual passions which have continued to grow in our respective health and wellness fields are perfect for each other and that we were passionate about sharing that with YOU! 

Yesterday, we became a partnership. I think as soon as we made the decision to create an E-book we knew it was coming, but it was kind of like when you first start a relationship and you both know you are REALLY into the other person but you're not sure who was going to say it first. For us, it was part necessity but it made us finally take the leap into what we knew was inevitable - we were going to continue to work together to share our passion for getting active, nourishing our bodies and being grateful and present in this world. 

So what have we been up to that makes all of this time of me not sharing any blog love worth it? We have been creating an e-book to share with you all the tips, information and knowledge we have in order to live your best Active Nourish Grateful life.

The other thing I've been creating, which I'm immensely proud of and will continue to build upon is my very own website www.kathardingyoga.com - check it out and let me know what you think?! 

My website will be a place that will continue to grow so that I can share latest updates on retreats, workshops, knowledge that I am learning through my blog and more. I will also be selling the Get Active, Nourish & Be Grateful E-book on there so make sure to sign up for updates and you will be notified as soon as it's released! 

But for now... apart from maybe one or two more posts on here (which will also be on www.kathardingyoga.com) I will be discontinuing my yogakissbykatharding.wordpress.com account. 

Looking forward to seeing you on www.kathardingyoga.com! 

xx Kat 

A very brief introduction to Meditation

Check out my very short introduction to Meditation as part of the Active Nourish Grateful Challenge. This was the theme for Day 29 (so it’s a couple of days late in being uploaded). 

Hopefully it provides a brief insight and starting point to meditation especially for those who feel that they simply won’t ever be able to still the mind. 

If you want more information about Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga you can find it online, I reference Limbs 4,5,6,7 – breathing, withdrawal of the senses, concentration and finally meditation (the eight is  enlightenment, so you get where I’m going). 

The Eight Limbs of Yoga is something that was fundamental in my yoga practice and then my teacher training. Asana, or the physical element of yoga, is only one very small part of the ultimate goal, but when combined with some or all of the other limbs it can be an incredible experience for those who practice.