Breakthrough to your inner optimist with these easy tips

January 26, 2016

  

A new year, a new journey to wellness begins! We chatted with local Cape Cod Yoga instructor, painter and author Mary Catherine Starr who shared her tips on connecting with your inner optimist, living an authentic life and the importance of daily movement. 

"In order to connect with your inner optimist, you must make time for the things that feed you. If you sleepwalk through life just focused on all of your tasks + to-dos, you'll miss everything."
Q: What does optimism mean to you? 

A: To me, optimism is a choice; you have a choice in how you want to live your life (or start each day) and if you choose optimism, you choose to be intentional, grateful, present, and have faith that you're on the right path, wherever that path may take you. 

Q: What is your favorite Optimist Co. product? 
"Time to Shine" All-Purpose Cleaner! It's perfect for cleaning my yoga mat, my kitchen counters, AND the messy surfaces in my art studio :) 
Q: If one of your readers were to learn one thing from you, what would you hope it would be? 

A: That no one is perfect, no one has all the answers, and we're all just doing our best to figure things out and live a meaningful, passion-filled life. I try my best to be authentic and truthful in sharing my story and when providing my services--I hope my readers can see that!

Q: What aspect of your work are you most passionate about? 

A: Inspiring and empowering others through yoga and creativity. And making art, of course. If I'm creating something, I'm fulfilled. If I can help others connect with that same feeling, even better! 

Q: What tools do you use to stay positive and motivated? 

Yoga, long walks outside with my dog and husband, and lots of sleep. If I have time for these three things, I'm a happy camper!

Q: Given all you have learned, what is the one piece of advice you would offer to someone wanting to 'live life like an optimist’?

In order to connect with your inner optimist, you must make time for the things that feed you. If you sleepwalk through life just focused on all of your tasks + to-dos, you'll miss everything. Connect with what brings you joy and carve out time to actually DO that thing or those activities! Also, move your body and try to sweat at least once per day. So important.  

Q: What would most surprise your readers about you?

A: That some days, when I'm working from home and don't have any meetings or morning yoga classes, I'll stay in my pajamas and won't brush my hair until about 4pm. It's pretty glamorous. 

For more information on Mary Catherine Starr and her yoga practice you can visit her blog here. Also make sure to listen to her inspiring podcast

 

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