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Dr. Heather Robinson: Commitment, Climbing, Yoga

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012


I recently started practicing yoga at a new studio to me in Boulder, Colorado.  As I was checking in for the first time with my yoga instructor for the day, he was asking my basic information, including first and last name.

“It’s Heather…Robinson.”

“Robinson, huh?  I’ll bet you got this one a lot.  Here’s to you?”

I laughed.  Of course. Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson.  Classic. I responded, “Not for long. I am getting married next week and soon to be Heather Weidner.”

The instructor, Raj, laughed and said he was going to be an officiant in a wedding of his good friend in just a few days.
During the yoga class, Raj brought to our attention during meditation the concept of commitment. Not just in the context of relationships (i.e. marriage), but more in the day to day sense. Each day we make decisions involving commitment directly. To commit to the mat, to the rock, to your work, to your friends- it takes work and dedication to follow through.
Being within one week of marriage, the ultimate relationship commitment, his words hit home. Each day we make conscious decisions for our actions. Some are easy, some are difficult. There are times when it is just easier to not get outside, to not be there for a friend, to not get off the couch.
Chris and I were married September 15th, and we had an amazing weekend with our family and friends. It was an emotional time and overwhelming having all of our favorite people in one place. They were all there to be with us, to celebrate the beginning of our lives together.

We started our wedding weekend off with a “pre-wedding party” at our home in Boulder, where we had about fifty people over for cocktail hour. It was so nice to be able to connect with family and friends that I hadn’t seen in years. The next night was our wedding ceremony and reception at the Hotel Boulderado, a historic hotel in downtown Boulder.
There were so many tears, laughs, smiles and stories. But most important of all, we all just had fun together, celebrating our lifelong relationship commitment with our loved ones.
I am living the life I could have only once dreamed of. I never would have thought I’d be married, rock climbing full-time, but most important of all so genuinely happy where I am at. I attribute commitment as a huge part of my success.
I would like you to challenge yourself to commit whole-heartedly each and every day to your passion – to give with all your heart and not give up on what you believe in and what you want in life. In relationships, sports, education, beliefs – whatever drives you – make a promise to yourself to truly engage in your actions.

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the right stuff to turn our dream into reality ~James Womack
 ~ Dr. Heather Robinson, prAna Ambassador
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