by Megan McDonough

Where your attention goes, energy flows. That’s why we’re constantly exhausted during the holidays—our attention is focused on everyone else, our energy drains out, and we become depleted. We have just allowed our self to become invisible to our self.

The solution is simple: Pay attention to you.

  • Notice your socked feet against the floor as you make breakfast.
  • Feel your breathing as you rush to the mall.
  • Notice the sensation between the top and bottom jaw at the business meeting.
  • Observe the softness of your child’s hand in yours.

Even as you read these words, notice your shoulders. Can they drop further away from your ears?

Paying attention to you means that even when you are giving to others, you are rooted in yourself.

Megan McDonough, Chair and Co-founder of Wholebeing Institute, is the lead faculty for the online Certificate in Wholebeing Positive Psychology modules, and teaches at both immersions. The award-winning author of “Infinity in a Box” and “A Minute for Me”, Megan uses divergent thinking and creative perspectives to build organizations and networks that harness the best in people for the greatest good. With a degree in nuclear medicine, senior leadership experience in healthcare, two decades as a yoga practitioner and teacher, and experience directing numerous online-learning start-ups, Megan focuses on how to get from point A to point B through whole-person engagement. A national media source for Fast Company, Yoga Journal, and Woman’s Day, Megan is an explorer at heart, working with the WBI team to navigate the path from dreaming about the summit to actually climbing the mountain.