Confidence, CONFIDENCE JOURNEY, Uncategorized


When will you begin that long journey into yourself~ Rumi (1207-1273)

The greatest gift you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.-2

How to start?

Ask yourself these questions:

Who are you?

You can define yourself in many ways; with a title, ie sister, daughter, friend, cousin. You can use adjectives; smart, kind, giving, tough, athletic, musical, happy. It’s your ? to answer! Another one to start thinking about on your journey to you:

What are your strengths?

This should be easy! I’m good at helping people, I’m caring, I’m a good listener, I’m a hard worker, the list can be as long and as varied as needed to list all your strengths! Now, a tougher question to start to think about it:

What stresses you out? Where are you not confident?

Being late stresses me out so I know when I walk in somewhere late I already feel bad about myself. This is an easy one to start with, of course there are much bigger stressors like friend groups, parents, school, etc. Try to identify everything, legit everything you can think of that is a stressor and/or where you don’t feel good about yourself.

Think big like friendships issues and small like being late. Some things will empower you to change right away…Yeah!!! Yet, some stressors may take some time to learn how to navigate the stressful waters but with time spent on this journey into you figure out how to go toward the big waves and ride them into a more peaceful self😊

What can you work on to make yourself happier? 

This one is just a reminder to yourself. What got me off path today? Maybe I could have looked at the situation differently. Maybe I could have been kinder. Maybe I could have tried harder, because trust me you never regret being kind or working hard!!

These questions don’t always have a simple answer but truly you are the only one who knows the real you. If helpful you can ask your parents or friends or even a teacher to get you started!

Start with these questions, write your answers down,  puhhlease! Lists are good, seeing the words are a great tool in keeping you on track. Write down these quotes, or find one that works for you and share them. We will post them!

One last thing.. Answer truthfully! No one but you sees this list. Keep this in mind, how you really think about yourself influences how you feel about yourself, which in turn positively or negatively influences how you act and react!  Remember we are building confidence here, so BE HONEST!!! Your first tool in your toolbox 🧰 is getting a notebook 📓in answering the important questions above…

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change her future by merely changing her attitude~ Oprah Winfrey

And so now your journey to self confidence begins….❤️






1. What is it?

  • Panicky/Worrying
  • Tied, but can’t sleep
  • Can’t focus
  • Tense muscles
  • Irritable

2. Help is here, it’s science backed!

  • Breathe, inhale to count of 5, exhale out through your mouth for 5. 3 rounds. Look up yoga breathing and Wim Hoff breathing.
  • Light Candles, even during the day. The brain sends calming waves when it sees a lit candle. Scented only if they help, some scents can be off putting.
  • Do Yoga. it’s free everywhere. Yoga will check all the bullets above. Go to YouTube.  Type in yoga for anxiety. I also  have videos up on .instagram,, and my YouTube channel
  • Walk outside in nature. Yes it helps. Play a podcast or music.
  • Nap after your walk. Again, yes it helps! Naps should be required like brushing teeth!
  • Meditate. How? Sit. Lie down or even in the shower, just be. Recognize the anxiety provoking thoughts, thank them for coming and like a cloud floating by, let them go.
  • Tap. As in tappping. This is an old method that’s hot now. Google tapping to see how (not tap dancing)
  • Read good fiction. It will shift your focus.
  • Eat Healthy,  yup food has a direct influence on your mood.
  • Shower or Take a Bath– yes literally get wet! Water is healing. Try cold for a change. Wim Hoff is helpful here too, there is science behind cold water.
  • Read Non Fiction to get ready for bed, it will likely help put you to sleep.
  • Rub Lavender Oil into temples, wrists or Lavender spray or any scent that relaxes you. 
  • Laugh! Watch a funny movie.  Try “The Other Guys”, “The Heat” “Best in Show” “Meet the Parents”.
  • Drink Chamomile Tea at night, helps to reduce anxiety, helps sleep also helps with digestion.
  • Sleep. Can’t? Download Bedtime Fan app, it’s free. it will help.
  • Consider Herbs  (easily available) ashwagandha, and Reiki Mushroom are good starts.
  • Buy a Plant, they clean the air and are proven to reduce anxiety.
  • Pet your dog. Don’t have an animal, and can’t get one, do a virtual zoo visit, it will make you smile.
  • Shut down social media, temporarily. Yes again science backed, take a break and try all of the above.
  • Journal. Write it out, write it all out.
  • Talk about it! Maybe that person you talk with has a good doctor or therapist you can see too!
  • Flip your perspective. Literally flip it. “I have a good… life, house, heart etc”.
  • Therapy – Get a talk doctor! It’s just smart.

Smile 😊 , you’re now equipped to handle things a bit better and enjoy more happy times.









Pose of the day

Keep it simple start your day with 5 deep breaths in through your nose out through your mouth.

Try a couple poses a day.
Boat Pose for Kids | Kids Yoga StoriesBoat Pose:
Boat, Ship, Canoe, Kayak
(Balance on your buttocks with your legs up. Then rock in the water like a boat.)Bow Pose for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Bow Pose:
Fish, Whale, Basket, Sleigh, Angelfish, Nest, Bow

(Lie on your tummy, bend your knees, lift your chest, reach your arms back towards your toes, and hold onto your feet.)

Kids Yoga Stories - Bridge Pose

Bridge Pose:
Bridge, Boardwalk, Ramp, Overpass, Whale
(Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arms down alongside your body, tuck your chin into your chest, and lift up your buttocks and back to create a bridge.)

Cat Pose kids yoga storiesCat Pose:
Cat, Tiger, Lion, Sheep, Jaguar, Leopard, Cougar
(Come to an all-fours position, round your back, and tuck your chin into your chest. Pretend to be a kitty cat.)Chair Pose for Kids - Kids Yoga StoriesChair Pose:
Kangaroo, Chair, Farmer on tractor, Skier, Horseback rider, Thunderbolt, Baseball Player, Helicopter (twist upper body)
(Stand tall in Mountain Pose with your feet hip-width apart, bend your knees, and hop like a kangaroo.)Child's Pose for Kids - Kids Yoga Stories

Child’s Pose:
Mouse, Mole, Urchin, Rabbit, Rock, Snail, Hedgehog, Seed, Ladybird, Turtle, Hippo, Curling Leaf, Cloud
(Sit on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest in front of your knees, rest your arms down alongside your body, and take a few deep breaths.)

Cobbler's Butterfly Pose for Kids - Kids Yoga StoriesCobbler’s Pose (or Butterfly Pose):
Butterfly, Book, Basket, Oyster
(Sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, bend your legs, place the soles of your feet together, and gently flap your legs like the wings of a butterfly.)Cobra Pose for kids - kids yoga storiesCobra Pose:
Snake, Cobra, Sphinx, Seal, Swan (bend legs)
(Lie on your tummy, place palms flat next to your shoulders, press into hands, lift head and shoulders off ground, and hiss like a snake.)Cow Pose for Kids - Kids Yoga StoriesCow Pose:
Cow, Wolf
(On all fours, look up, arch your back, and open your chest.)Crescent Moon Pose on Kids Yoga StoriesCrescent Moon Pose:
Giraffe, Moon, Banana
(From Mountain Pose, reach your arms up high over your head, bringing your palms together. Tilt your upper body to one side. Come back to center. Tilt your body to the other side.)Dancer's PoseDancer’s Pose:
Crane, Flamingo, Brolga, Stork, Ibis, Ballerina, Super Hero, Ostrich, Emu
(Stand tall in Mountain Pose, stand on one leg, reach the opposite leg out behind you, place the outside of your foot into your hand, bend your torso forward with your arm out in front for balance, and arch your leg up behind you.)Dancing Ganesha yoga pose for kidsDancing Ganesha:
Dancer, Ganesha
(From Tree Pose, release your right foot and take it out in front of you, with a bent right knee. Bring your hands out in front of you and hold your hands like the trunk of Ganesha, the elephant god.)dolphin Pose kids yoga storiesDolphin Pose:
(On your hands-and-knees, bend your elbows, rest your forearms on the ground, with your palms flat, lift up your knees to straighten your legs, and look forward.)Downhill Skier Pose for kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Downhill Skier:
Downhill Skier

(Stand tall in Mountain Pose with your feet hip-width apart and then bend your knees. Rest your elbows slightly above your knees, clasp your hands together, keep a straight spine, and look forward, pretending you are skiing down the mountain.)

Downdog Pose Kids YogaDownward-Facing Dog Pose:
Dog, Bear, Wolf, Tunnel, Roof, Mountain, Mayan Ruins, Pyramid, Coyote, Sandcastle, Tapir, Fox
(From a standing position, bend down and place your palms flat on the ground. Step your feet back to create an upside-down V shape with your buttocks high in the air. Straighten your legs, relax your head and neck, and look down between your legs.)Eagle PoseEagle Pose:
Eagle, Koala
(Stand tall in Mountain Pose, wrap one leg around the other, bring your bent arms out in front of you, wrap your arms together the opposite way, and slightly bend your knees. Perch on a tree like an eagle.)easy Pose kids yoga storiesEasy Pose:
Resting, Cloud, Washing Machine (twist upper body)
(Sit comfortably cross-legged, and rest your hands on your knees.)Extended Child's Pose Kids YogaExtended Child’s Pose:
Echidna, Turtle, Polar Bear, Armadillo, Porcupine
(Sit on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest in front of your knees, place the palm of your hands flat out in front of you, and take a few deep breaths.)Extended Cat PoseExtended Cat Pose:
Goanna, Tiger, Fox
(Come to all fours, extend one leg out behind you, and look forward.)Extended Mountain Pose Kids YogaExtended Mountain Pose:
Giraffe, Saluting the Sun, Fountain
(Stand tall in Mountain Pose, look up, and reach your arms up to the sky.)Extended Side Angle Pose on Kids Yoga StoriesExtended Side Angle Pose:
(From Triangle Pose, bend your front leg, rest your front elbow on your thigh, and reach your other arm straight up high to the sky. Look up. Repeat on the other side.)flower Pose kids yoga storiesFlower Pose:
Flower, Anemone
(Come to sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, lift up your legs, balance on your sitting bones, touch the soles of your feet together, and weave your arms under your legs.)Gyan MudraGyan Mudra:
Badger, Fox, Raccoon
(Sit on your heels, with both hands in A-Okay sign over eyes to look like the badger’s eyes.)Half Shoulder Stand for kids | Kids Yoga StoriesHalf Shoulder Stand:
Candle, Giraffe, Bat
(Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor, arms resting alongside your body, and chin tucked in. On an exhale, push your palms down and lift your legs straight up, making an L shape with your body. Stay in this position or squeeze your belly and raise your hips. Then, bend your elbows and place your palms on your lower back for a half shoulder stand. Pretend your feet are the flickering flames and your legs are the candlesticks.)Happy Baby Pose for KidsHappy Baby Pose:
Bear Cub, Bug, Beetle, Otter, Pig, Ladybug, Spider
(Lie on your back with your chin tucked in, hug your knees into your chest, then grab the outer part of your feet with both of your hands, and rock like a happy baby.)hero Pose kids yoga storiesHero Pose:
Owl, Rabbit, Hedgehog, Bee, Bunny Breath, Lion’s Breath, Deer
(Come back to rest upright on your heels, and twist your upper body like an owl. Turn your upper body one way and then the other.)Horse StanceHorse Stance:
Horse, Bench, Frilled-Necked Lizard, Cowboy, Weight Lifter, Hockey Goalie, Lobster, Frog
(Stand with your legs apart, feet facing slightly outwards, bend your knees, and stand firm like a horse.)Kneeling PoseKneeling:
Fox, Seahorse, Penguin, Bird, Squirrel
(Stand on your knees, open your chest, look up, and reach up to the moon like a fox.)Knees to Chest yoga pose for kidsKnees to Chest:
Riding a Bike, Running
(Lie on your back, with your arms flat alongside your body. Bend your knees and hug them close to your chest. Then circle your legs as if you are riding a bicycle upside-down.)Legs Up the Wall Pose | Kids Yoga StoriesLegs up the Wall
Library books, Canyon Wall, Bat, Candle
(Lie flat on your back then slowly raise your legs up straight towards the sky, making an L shape with your body. Flex your feet, keep your legs together, spread your arms out to either side, and keep your neck in a neutral position. You could rest your legs on a wall instead.)locust Pose kids yoga storiesLocust Pose:
Shark, Scuba Diver, Mermaid, Swimmer, Stingray, Airplane, Whale, Locust, Boat
(Lie on your tummy, lift your chest and shoulders up, look up, clasp your hands back behind you, and glide through the water like a shark.)Lotus Mudra Kids YogaLotus Mudra:
Hedgehog, Porcupine
(Sit on your heels, stretch fingers out in front of you, and place heels of palms together in mudra to represent spines of hedgehog.)lotus Pose kids yoga storiesLotus Pose:
Resting, Meditating
(Sit with a tall spine, cross your legs, and rest the palms of your hands on your knees. Relax and breathe.)Lunge Pose on Kids Yoga StoriesLunge Pose:
Roadrunner, Iguana, Runner, Motorbike, Car
(From Downward-Facing Dog Pose, step your right foot forward to rest on the inside of your right hand. Keep a flat back, and open your chest. Switch sides.)Mountain Pose kids yoga stories

Mountain Pose:
Mountain, Cactus, Helicopter (swinging arms), Bird (flapping arms), Penguin
(Stand tall with legs hip-width apart, feet facing forward, and straighten your arms alongside your body.)

Pigeon Pose Kids YogaPigeon Pose:
Sea Gull, Blue Jay, Stingray, Raven, Pigeon, Dove, Quetzal
(From Downward-Facing Dog Pose, bring right knee to rest behind right hand, placing right foot slightly inwards, and perch like a bird.)plank Pose kids yoga storiesPlank Pose:
Surfboard, Bridge, Ramp, Plank, Lizard, Alligator, Crocodile, Gecko, River
(Step back to balance on your palms and on your bent toes, keeping your arms straight and your back long and flat. Pretend to be an alligator floating in the water.)Puppy Pose | Kids Yoga StoriesPuppy Pose
Puppy, Diving into a pool
(From all-fours, take your hands out in front of you while lowering your chest towards the ground. Keep your arms straight, with your elbows raised off the ground, but rest your forehead between your extended arms. Let your spine curve naturally.)Reclining Butterfly on Kids Yoga StoriesReclining Butterfly Pose:
(From lying on your back, bend your legs and bring the soles of your feet together. Take your arms out to rest at your sides. Let your whole body melt into the ground and take a few deep breaths.)Resting Pose for KidsResting Pose or Do Nothing Pose:
Sea Star, Star Gazing, River, Making Snow Angels, Sunbathing
(Lie on your back with your arms and legs stretched out. Breathe and rest.)table Top Pose kids yoga storiesReverse Table Top Pose:
Crab, Table, Bed, Bridge, Slide (legs extended)
(Come to sitting with your palms flat behind you and the soles of your feet flat in front of you. Lift your buttocks to create a table, then walk like a crab.)seated Forward Bend kids yoga storiesSeated Forward Bend:
Octopus, Clam, Rowing, Sandwich, Picnic Basket, Suitcase, Calzone, Pizza
(Come to sitting on your buttocks, with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your torso forward while keeping your spine straight. Dangle your arms in front of you like the tentacles of an octopus.)Seated Twist Pose for kids |Kids Yoga StoriesSeated Twist:
Moose, Deer, Goat, Bighorn Sheep
(Start in Staff Pose with your body in an L shape. Bend your right knee and place your right foot over the other side of your left knee. Check that your spine is straight and your right foot is flat on the ground. Twist your upper body to the right. Take your left elbow to your right knee and your right hand back behind you.)shark Pose kids yoga storiesShark Pose:
Shark, Swimming
(Lay flat on your tummy, lift up your shoulders, and clasp your arms behind your back.)Kids Yoga Staff PoseStaff Pose:
Train, Rowing a Boat, Sledding, Bobsledder, Driving a Bus
(Sit with a tall spine with your legs straight out in front of you. Use your hands to mimic the wheels of the train going around and around.)standing forward Bend kids yoga storiesStanding Forward Bend:
Waterfall, Jellyfish, Gorilla, Rag Doll, Monkey, Elephant, Diving, Bat, Ostrich, Windmill (twist upper body)
(From Mountain Pose, bend your upper body, reach for your toes, and sway your arms like a jellyfish.)Squat Pose for KidsSquat Pose:
Duck, Monkey, Frog, Ape
(Come down to a squat, and waddle like a duck.)Table Top Pose | Kids Yoga StoriesTable Top Pose:
Table, Bed, Bridge
(Come to an all-fours position with your fingers spread out and palms flat on the ground. Ensure that your back and neck are in a straight but neutral position. Your shoulders should be over your wrists and your hips should be over your knees. The tops of your feet are flat on the ground.)Three Legged Dog PoseThree-Legged Dog Pose:
Donkey, Dingo, Dog
(Step back to hands and feet, like an upside-down “V”, and gently lift one leg up at a time.)Tortoise Pose for KidsTortoise Pose:
Turtle, Clam, Bug
(Sit on your buttocks with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Then take your feet out wide and be sure you are sitting with a tall, straight spine. Slide your arms under your knees and place your hands flat on the floor outside your legs. Bend forward, keeping your back and neck straight.)tree Pose kids yoga storiesTree Pose:
Tree, Flamingo, Cactus, Stork
(Stand on one leg, bend your knee, place the sole of your foot on your inner thigh, and balance. Sway like a tree.)Triangle Pose Kids YogaTriangle Pose:
Sailboat, Stick Insect, Windsurfing
(From a standing position, step one foot back, placing the foot facing slightly outwards, take your arms up parallel to the ground, bend at your waist, tilt your upper body, reach your front hand to gently rest on your shin, and reach your other arm straight up.)Triangle Forward Bend yoga pose for kidsTriangle Forward Bend
Wildebeest, Zebra, Reindeer, Pyramid
(From Mountain Pose, take your right foot back, keeping your ankle bent at a 30 degree angle. Place your hands on your hips, ensuring that your back is flat and that you are looking straight ahead. Then slowly bend forward as if your hips are a hinge, keeping a flat back and a long neck. Lastly, bring your hands to your shins, ankles, or the ground, depending on what feels comfortable, all the while checking that your spine is straight.)Upward-Facing Dog PoseUpward-Facing Dog Pose:
Sea Lion, Walrus
(Lay on your belly. Place the palms of your hands next to your shoulders and look up. Then straighten your arms and expand your chest.)Warrior 1 Pose on Kids Yoga StoriesWarrior 1 Pose:
Bighorn Sheep, Warrior
(Come to standing in Mountain Pose. Step one foot back, slightly angling it outwards, bend your front knee, and bring your arms straight up towards the sky, and look up.)warrior 2 pose kids yoga storiesWarrior 2 Pose:
Surfer, Archery, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Hero
(From standing position, step one foot back, placing the foot so that it is facing slightly outwards. Take your arms up in parallel to the ground, bend your front knee, and look forward.)Warrior 3 pose kids yoga storiesWarrior 3 Pose:
Scuba Diver, Hand glider, Bird, Airplane, Swimmer, Skater, Parrot
(Stand on one leg. Extend the other leg behind you. Bend your torso forward and take your arms out in front of you to pretend that you are gliding through the water like a submarine.)Wide-Legged Forward Bend for KidsWide-Legged Forward Bend:
Elephant, Gorilla, Bat
, Woodchopper
(From Mountain Pose, step your feet out wide, bend your upper body, clasp your hands together, and pretend that your arms are the trunk of an elephant.)