Thank you for this Matthew. I saw the original post and your comments. I am so grateful for the work you do in exposing the spread of this dangerous bullshit in the yoga world, it's so disturbing to see it happening


I used to call myself 'The Queen of Procrastination' as a joke, and beat myself up savagely about it in private.

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It also helps a lot that the adrenaline rush of the immediate deadline does seem to trigger my best creative work, and somehow, I always seem to manage to create something great, even when I have procrastinated until the last minute. I think my subconscious is working on the thing I have to do, so when the deadline looms large, the work is already done in my head, I just need to then make myself sit down and do the work!


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