SHINE: to give forth or glow with light; shed or cast light.
to be bright with reflected light; glisten; sparkle.
noun – radiance or brightness caused by emitted or reflected light.
SHINE bright with us!
At The Dailey Method we SHINE for three weeks every Fall!
While the word SHINE has several meanings or implications, for me, there is one in particular that I work hard to instill within The Dailey Method. At TDM our mission is to empower others to be their best selves, to live their best lives and to shine from the inside – out. It’s a core value that we believe in and I personally do my best to show up lit up from the inside, everyday. It’s something I hope to inspire or call out in everyone I meet, as well. I feel it the most and thrive when given the opportunity to support positive body image and self confidence in people everywhere. No doubt this is one of the things people need most to shine their brightest.
I know I feel my own personal best when I “burn bright” from the inside. It makes me reflect on the idea that how we decide to show up in the world, in each and every moment, is as much for ourselves as it is for those with whom we run into, connect with or love. Shining from within feels amazing, but it takes focus, work and intention to accomplish.
Have you ever been sad and forced yourself to smile? I know that when I practice this simple action, I immediately feel a little better. I make an effort to truly see and smile at people as I’m moving throughout my life. I don’t always succeed, but I work hard and set my intention on showing up in this way. After all, who doesn’t want to receive a smile? They’re not always receptive ? but once I make a connection I see that I’ve literally, even if in a super small way, lit someone up.
Create a moment in your day where you make intentional eye contact and do so with a smile. Notice the reactions and decide to spread kindness remembering that it is fuel for everyone around you!
At TDM, the emphasis we place on the alignment of the bones and spine translates to feeling better, standing taller and off-setting aging (increasing longevity) in addition to helping to stave off disease. No better segway into our Align and SHINE challenge that provides you a platform of 21 days to consciously commit to yourself and to focus on you. This is an intentional time for you to make yourself a number one priority. And it doesn’t have to take a lot of time! All you commit to is the decision to schedule movement, meals and time for yourself. You can do this in a Studio or in your own home. Do it ANYWHERE! Click to find out more.
One of my favorite hashtags is #burnbrightdailey It’s a slogan we’ve used amongst our corporate and student communities for years. Looking back at it, I love how much it expresses not only who we are at TDM and what our culture is but also how have and continue to evolve.
And because I believe that the more we affirm ourselves the easier it is to shine, I want to share a couple of my favorite “thoughts of the day”:
- Close your eyes and visit your greatest achievement to date. Allow your pride and gratitude to SHINE outwardly to assist you in life. You are AMAZING!!
- Remember that there is a brilliance unique only to you and therefore is a special light only you get to share with our world. Shine bright today. The brighter you shine the more you can light up those around you.
- You are enough. Exactly where you are and exactly who you are- right now.
Have fun and “Burn Your Brightest” all month long!