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The Strange Thing I’m Thankful For This Year

Being a sassy /anti-anything standard kind of gal, I’d like to offer an alternative view on “giving thanks” this Thanksgiving. Instead of the obvious “give

What is Your Busy Mind so Busy Doing?

One thing’s for sure, our minds are busy. We are easily distracted from the moment and oftentimes absent all together. It’s okay to admit it.

Finding Time in Silence

Last week I retreated into silence during a few days at Pendle Hill Retreat Center with meditation teachers Scott and Nancy McBride. The power of

What Truly Matters Most?

I’ve been shifting and sorting through the levels of my psyche, searching for the words to describe the core of what truly matters most to

Goodbye Careful Cara: Next Steps

My last blog post, “Goodbye Careful Cara,” caught me by surprise. My public declaration about finally mustering up the courage to leave behind my false

Goodbye Careful Cara

Okay, here it goes. In my gut I’ve wanted to say what I’m about to say for a while and today I’m finally ready to just

Trading in Unworthiness for Kindness

Meditation teacher and writer Sharon Salzberg tells the story of meeting his Holiness the Dalai Lama at a conference in India in the 90s. Upon

A Letter to My Yoga Students

Recently I sat with my journal to reflect on why I continue to teach people how to move and breathe day in and day out,

If you need to solve a problem, go out for a walk.

My philosophy is if you need to solve a problem, go out for a walk. Get some fresh air and clear your mind, and you’re likely to return home with your answer. Move and breathe in rhythm for a prolonged period of time, and you’ll settle down. Move your body in rhythm, and you’ll calm

The Strange Thing I’m Thankful For This Year

Being a sassy /anti-anything standard kind of gal, I’d like to offer an alternative view on “giving thanks” this Thanksgiving. Instead of the obvious “give thanks for what you have,” I’m looking at it from a different perspective. I’m giving thanks for this year’s “NO’s.” Yep, you read that correctly. I am grateful for the

What is Your Busy Mind so Busy Doing?

One thing’s for sure, our minds are busy. We are easily distracted from the moment and oftentimes absent all together. It’s okay to admit it. It’s actually liberating. It’s not your fault. We’ve been conditioned to be busy — really busy. We’re taught to do, do, do. We’re not taught how to simply “be.” The

Finding Time in Silence

Last week I retreated into silence during a few days at Pendle Hill Retreat Center with meditation teachers Scott and Nancy McBride. The power of a few days away is a true gift and I’m grateful for the opportunity to sink into quiet to get clear. I’m inspired to share an excerpt on silence from

What Truly Matters Most?

I’ve been shifting and sorting through the levels of my psyche, searching for the words to describe the core of what truly matters most to me. To be honest, it’s grueling and often messy work, and not for the faint-hearted. As I wrote about in my last post, “Standing on Shaky Ground,” excavating through the

Slaying the Dragon: How I Faced My Fear of Heights

I am afraid of heights in wide-open spaces. I can usually deal when I’m standing still, like when I’m in a tall building, but put me in a car that is traversing a mountain and you’ll find me in the back seat with my head between my knees. There’s something about motion and space that

Goodbye Careful Cara: Next Steps

My last blog post, “Goodbye Careful Cara,” caught me by surprise. My public declaration about finally mustering up the courage to leave behind my false persona of pleasing and perfecting turned out to be a common thread and connector to many of you. Not only did your comments and emails cheer me on as I

Goodbye Careful Cara

Okay, here it goes. In my gut I’ve wanted to say what I’m about to say for a while and today I’m finally ready to just do it. A few days ago I had two “aha” insights. I’ve become Careful Cara.  I’m ready to leave her behind. Over the past 12 years, I’ve been meticulously careful and

Trading in Unworthiness for Kindness

Meditation teacher and writer Sharon Salzberg tells the story of meeting his Holiness the Dalai Lama at a conference in India in the 90s. Upon asking the Dalai Lama about the concept of self-hatred, he expressed confusion and asked his translators to explain. According to Salzburg, after a few minutes of whispering and giggling with

A Letter to My Yoga Students

Recently I sat with my journal to reflect on why I continue to teach people how to move and breathe day in and day out, over and over again. What flowed out of me was a heartfelt letter to my students that I share here.   Dear Yoga Students, I teach yoga because I believe

Cara Bradley - Motivational Speaker and Author

Cara Bradley

Mental Fitness Coach | Author | Wellness Entrepreneur

Cara Bradley is an author, speaker and coach of Mental Fitness and Optimal Wellbeing and Performance. She is dedicated to teaching busy people her signature Body-First practices and protocols to consistently feel Strong, Calm and Clear. 

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