Life (in general) is about noticing, paying attention, and connecting with who we are and what truly matters as we expose ourselves to different situations. The more we understand how our intentions create our experiences from moment to moment, the more we can intentionally create experiences in ways that support our overall well being. This episode talks about how to honor your heartfelt intentions.

I recently taught yoga for the first time in a long while, and honestly, it felt great. I did feel nervous before starting since there was no way to tell how it would turn out exactly. Thinking about it, I’m glad I decided to be present with the class and breathe through the intentions of moving from pose to pose. Everyone is unique, so I know I can’t meet everyone’s needs, but I can cultivate a supportive space when led by intention.

I’m here to spend quality solo time with you for EP89’s Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride. Some of the intentions I prioritize these days are yoga, running, and the True Stride podcast. In my own practice, I find that intentions can change from moment to moment. I encourage you to drop down into your heart to double check if the intentions you set for yourself still align with your feelings in each current moment.

On our Wise Walk, I discuss how you can honor your heartfelt intentions. There is a different kind of joy in practicing self care alongside each other. Seeing people committing to themselves can be inspiring. Together, we can rebuild our heartfelt intentions around what we want to experience. Come with me as we reflect on these Wise Walk questions:

    • What is your “why”?
    • How do you follow your heartfelt intentions on a daily basis?
    • As you think about the activities and people in your life, what experiences are you trying to create for yourself or the people who surround you?
    • What is motivating you to create the experiences in your life?
    • When you get distracted, how can you go back to your heartfelt intentions?
    • Do you give yourself space and grace to pivot if an intention no longer aligns with you?

Reground and reconnect with your heart. When we are rebuilding, it usually feels like we are starting from the beginning and working our way back up. We can rebuild in a kind way, making sure we don’t overwhelm ourselves.

We deserve to ask ourselves questions, and see what comes up, so we can get back on track with what we envision. Give yourself permission to follow your heartfelt intentions with these Wise Walk questions:

    • What activity will you give yourself freedom and permission to choose again, so that you can create new intentions and new experiences that feel right?
    • Where can you give yourself grace to remind yourself of your “why”?

Join this inspiring community to uncover a new sense of freedom, and be sure to follow and review the True Stride podcast as we continue to exchange our light and Heart Value with each other.


In this episode:

[00:23] – Welcome to the show!

[02:38] – Mary Tess shares that she sets peaceful yoga intentions to start her day with good energy.

[05:30] – There is a different kind of joy in practicing self care alongside other people.

[07:41] – How do you follow your heartfelt intentions on a daily basis?

[10:41] – Flow with the serendipity of life. What happens when you can pivot through your heartfelt intentions?

[13:42] – Mary Tess is rebuilding her intentions around running.

[15:37] – Know what you are placing your focus on for your intention. What are you using to measure your alignment to your intention? 

[18:00] – Make room to adjust your intentions to a routine you are able to do currently.

[19:57] – Mary Tess expresses her heartfelt intentions for the True Stride podcast.

[22:30] – Thank you for listening!


Memorable Quotes:

  • “I want each and every one of us to have a safe and intentional experience where we carve out time for ourselves.” – Mary Tess


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