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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,

Real Fearlessness

Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You’re willing to open

My Two Friends: Fear and Fearlessness

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on what the words fear and fearless mean and how they apply to my life. I’ve pondered what

Walking My Talk

I feel exposed. With my book “On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine”now available for the world to read, I feel more vulnerable

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

Real Fearlessness

Real fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You’re willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world.—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche In my last blog post, My Two Friends: Fear and Fearlessness, I described the conversation that tends to go

My Two Friends: Fear and Fearlessness

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on what the words fear and fearless mean and how they apply to my life. I’ve pondered what it’s like to be gripped by fear and to experience the free flowing energy of being fearless. Lately, I’ve noticed that fear and fearlessness are ever present, like two friends

Walking My Talk

I feel exposed. With my book “On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine”now available for the world to read, I feel more vulnerable than ever before in my life. The other day on my drive to Verge Yoga I slipped through a yellow light just as it was turning red. My mind was

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Cara Bradley

Mental Fitness Coach | Author | Wellness Entrepreneur

Cara Bradley is a Mental Fitness Coach dedicated to teaching busy people (just like you) work and play in your optimal state of “calm clarity” where you feel and perform your best.

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