13551955_sChange the way you look at things, and the things you look at change. — Wayne Dyer

For me, the entry into 2014 has been very intense with a complex mix of profound joy as I prepare for two upcoming Way of Joy programs and wrenching sorrow as I grieve the loss of a beloved friend.

This video, which I actually recorded over a year ago, feels like a good reminder to pay attention to what matters — whether you feel overwhelmed by intense events in your life or  you feel frustrated by things “beyond your control”.

Either way, I believe it is always a good idea to come back to your breath and set your intention on where you want to place your focus.

So I think I’ll go off to breathe and feed my wolf of acceptance and love.

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“Renegade-Woo” Vicki Dello Joio, founder of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program, brings together East Coast Attitude and West Coast energy consciousness as a master teacher, transformative speaker and performing artist. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of Joy, CD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life