Do no harm, but take no s***!

Via Dianne Bondy
on Jun 21, 2012
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10 things you need to stand for:

1. When people do bad stuff, call them on it. Yes, their karma will eventually have them, but the entire world need not suffer in the meantime. Sometimes karma needs a push

2. Stay true to your core values. Stand up for what you believe in. Speak your truth even when no one is listening!

3. Face your fears; don’t hide behind people.

4. Get out of your own way. You are your own worst enemy

5. Don’t let anyone else define what, or who, you are. No one likes a doormat for anything but wiping their feet.

6. Sit and get really quiet with yourself! Meditate—the truth will come up.

7. Own your feelings — the good, the bad and the ugly.

8. You can’t love everyone. I know that depends on how you define love. Can’t I hold a special place for my family and close friends?

9. Oh yeah, own your s**t. Embrace you imperfections. They are what makes you truly beautiful.

A flower breaks through the hard earth to share its beauty. We must break through the things that (we think) hold us back before we can shine.

10. Try as hard as you can to be in the moment. Enjoy life and do good. There is so much beauty in the world, drink it in and add your beauty to it.

And a bonus, (since #8 was more of a question)

11. Use your love of drama for good not evil. Loves me some drama.

With abundant gratitude.



Editor: Mel Squarey

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About Dianne Bondy

Dianne is an E-RYT 500 the founder of, and Co-founder of Yoga for All Online Teacher Training She loves to educate, share, celebrate yoga and diversity and is a contributing author for Yoga and Body Image: A New anthology. She is also featured in Yes Yoga Has Curves and Yoga Journal. She is a columnist for the Elephant Journal, loves public speaking, runs yoga retreats, trains yoga teachers, has a devoted husband, two small boys and not enough sleep. Dianne is big, black, bold and loves all things yoga. Try to keep up with Dianne on Facebook, Twitter, and instagram or download one of her FREE podcast on iTunes


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