Actionable advice from Donna Melanson, author of A Yogi's Path to Peace, social media influencer and host of "The Silent Bit" podcast.
This year, perhaps more than ever, people are eagerly awaiting the New Year while praying for a more peaceful, prosperous year than the one that preceded it. But, as Donna Melanson will tell you, that reality won't occur without some practice.
She says, "We get good at what we practice whether it is public speaking, riding a bike, or learning anything new. You don't just wake up one day and become like the Buddha. Practicing peace needs to be a non-negotiable daily commitment, like brushing your teeth."
An experienced yoga teacher, registered children's yoga teacher, registered prenatal yoga teacher, and Yoga Alliance continuing education provider, Melanson's mission is spreading peace for the body, mind, soul, and world.
She is best known for her daily beach sunrise broadcast on Periscope.tv that attracts as many as 67,000 followers. And, as she points out, a New Year is not that different than the dawn of a new day as both set the tone for what is to follow.