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    I was super honored last weekend to be able to take part of an elite summit of entrepreneurs that took place… how do I put this… on top of a mountain, not even 5 meters from the first run and also the best lift.  In between talks some would have coffee or a beer, while others of us would throw on our skis and shoot on down the impeccable Utah slopes.

    It was on one of these runs that I started thinking about the Fall Line, the one line that, if there are no bumps, a gravity would guide a ball straight down the mountain.  In skiing, the fall line is the magnet, the place you want to be.  I, on the other hand, started off by traversing the fall line left and right, right and left, crossing it in some pretty shnazzy Z’s rather than the long swooping S’s that are in fact the goal.

    The thing is, skiing the fall line can be scary.  Your skiis are pointed most often, down, your speed is likely, fast, and all sorts of injuries can come to mind. Dare I say, you can ‘fall.’

    But then it hit me.  The practice of RETOX is all about embracing our personal fall line.  It is about understanding that sometimes things may shoot past us, we may tumble, and we may need to zig zag a bit, but that life’s inertia will take us there, and RETOXing will help us as individuals arrive radiant and in one piece, inside and out.

    When you RETOX you swoop through life’s snow with clean turns and vibrant smiles, just like I finally did last weekend, whether it is the yoga, nourishment, mindset or music that gets you there.

    So this week, embrace your personal fall line with me.  Even share it on social media with #RETOX – we are on the mountain of life together after all!



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     “Lauren stop being a Granny!” That’s all I heard last weekend.   There I was atop a mountain of ice, steep cliffs on each side, with my friend, colleague and (unfortunate) ski guide saying nothing more to encourage me than to stop gripping like a pathetic old stiff grandmother.

    As I glared down at him with the precipice aging me ten years every minute, I realized just how much of a control freak I had become since the last time I skied 14 years before.  Suddenly I was micro-analyzing every possible injury that I could incur, scrutinizing every bump of icy snow, evaluating every possible escape…. For which there was not a one.

    I wanted to kill him… until I started laughing.  That laugh softened my fear just enough to unleash my desire for control, and then, very, very slowly, I started to creep down the run.  I started to Retox my way down the mountain, using a little bit of yoga, a little bit of anatomy, and a whole lot of mind muscle work to overcome the mountain of my mind.

     Retoxing is about implementing the tools you have around you to take whatever life throws you on any given day.  I.AM.YOU. creates a base of yoga, nourishment, mindset and music for you to pull from to do so.   My mind was the battle that day, not my physical body.  I simply needed to shift its perception of the run ahead and my ability in order to get down to home base.

    Sometimes what we need is a good ole mental whacking, like my friend provided to me.  Other times we need some acute, deliberate physical movement, or a specific meal.   And yet others we need to rock out and lose ourselves to the sounds of life that surround us. 

    But whatever mountain of your mind you are stuck upon this week, know that you have the route already inside you, and just check in with I.AM.YOU. if you need a little guidance.  I promise I won’t call you a granny J

     xx, Your Granny, Lauren

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