“The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.”

― Oprah Winfrey

My kids are so used to photo shoots.  They've been doin' 'em since birth and really in utero because God knows I had plenty of shoots while I was pregnant with all of 'em.  I think it's a great way to prep them -- for anything.  It's no big deal for them to be in front of the camera, to be interviewed by press, to have loads of Poptarts, cereals and candy in our pantry, to travel abroad, to live in New York City every weekend for a year (while and after we opened Prana NYC and were teaching there every weekend), etc....

The Pop Tarts, cereal and candy may have seemed like a non sequitur, but hear me out.  I believe it's great to expose my kids to lotsa stuff so it ain't a big deal later.  When I got to Brown, it was no big deal to see huge sheet cakes, cupcakes, ice cream machines, doughnuts and coffee cakes at the Ratty (cafeteria).  My parents had that stuff on hand all the time while I was growing up, so it wasn't a big deal.   (We had a huge bowl of Hershey's kisses in our downstairs lavette, which my friends thought was awesome albeit bizarre.  I thought it was the norm.)
Some of my friends at Brown had a very different experience of all those sweets.  They chowed it down like it was goin' outta style and put on the Freshman 20 pretty darn quickly.  (I also put on Freshman 20 btw, but for very different reasons which I will leave alone for now.)
Travel can be stressful if you ain't used to it, as can photo shoots.  But if you're used to these things --anything, really-- they're just no big deal.
If you're afraid of something, do it.  TODAY.  Eleanor Roosevelt said, "You must do the things you think you cannot do."  And I agree with Sister, because once you do 'em, they won't be a big deal anymore.

Have the best day ever!


Taylor plus 5