A mindfulness approach to performance anxiety
—by Grace Browning
After the rush of Christmas concerts, countless Nutcrackers, and Sleigh Ride slapsticks ringing in my ears, I knew I needed a break—not just the usual Christmas movie marathon, but a real retreat all by myself. All too often, I find myself preaching the importance of self-care, reflection, and health, while in reality, I often neglect my own practice.
But with the start of a new decade comes the hope of resolutions, new goals, and a clean slate. Something told me that some fresh mountain air might give me the fresh perspective I needed, so I packed my bags and spent three days at the Shoshoni Yoga Retreat outside Boulder, Colorado. After 72 hours to disconnect from distractions and reconnect with myself, I targeted five goals in my commitment to wellness—maybe some of these will resonate with you and your harp journey.