I am LOVING, LOVING, LOVING the long-term positive effect Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome has on my day-to-day outlook on life. Day 59 suggests: Throw a parade. While I don't necessarily have the means to throw a parade, I think this is an instance where it is all about perspective. There is a race … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 59
When you lose all sense of self The bonds of a thousand chains shall vanish Lose yourself completely Return to the root of the root of your own soul Rumi Today, I had the most delightful yin yoga class at a studio called Yogavibez in Edgewater, MD. It was a rainy and overcast day but … Continue reading Scent is… senses
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Susan Jeffers What does that mean? Some of us understand this to mean to throw away the fear and push on. I always understood this as an opportunity to understand my fear. Study where it comes from. Study what makes it stronger and what weakens its hold over … Continue reading Fear?
"Bring light to each interaction." Elena Brower and Erica Jago Art of Attention That's easy to do when you appreciate the light and love within each person. An amazing yin yoga class with some beautiful souls (Kate Grove with Yogavibez among them) centered today perfectly. Just what is needed before a marathon this weekend. How did … Continue reading Intention 10.25.16
Accept the challenge. The Rising Tide Society Instagram challenge starts today! Fun facts ABOUT ME: 1. Yogi/Ultra Marathoner; 2. Joy Seeker; 3. Blogger; 4. Wanderer: 5. Originally Kentuckian I can't wait to see what this week has in store. I absolutely love the sense of community I've received just in the first hour of posting … Continue reading 10.24.16 Intention
In an attempt to hold myself accountable to daily meditation, I've created a thread on my blog for posting intentions going into or coming out of meditation. Let's see how this goes... This morning's sunshine and doTerra Cheer blend brought some interesting thoughts to my meditation: Soften into freedom because the ability to focus on … Continue reading 10.19.16 Intention
There is so much brokenness in the world. Today, I hope this helps. You matter; no matter what all the people around you shaking their heads are thinking. It matters. If you're wondering if you're making a difference, you are. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FkG-Bh9J9c photo: unsplash
Intention: Receive: Receive and refine your thinking. Refine as in to bring more clarity or refine as in to reduce to a smaller component of a larger whole? For me, it's all of them. Submit to all the things you don't have figured out. Know them and know you already have everything you need to … Continue reading Kripalu 7.28.16
Intentions: I can change my patterns when I change my mind about them. Fortitude: Stay strong in your body to create fortitude in your heart. I encountered so many people yesterday who were working on strength in the body because their hearts were (and still are) so broken. These people just kept showing up for … Continue reading Kripalu 7.27.16
Intention: Welcome: Dissolve your fear and welcome to this moment And here we find ourselves with another allusion to presence. I get it... still not there. Take 10 seconds to just breathe and be. When present, you can get a lot done. Planning, creating, envisioning, moving, breathing, and living are all enhanced when fully present for them. … Continue reading Kripalu 7.26.16
Monday at Kripalu was delightful. Today's intentions: I trust that my gut reaction it he truth underneath the surface of my fears. Commitment: Commit to the simplest structure. So when I had started out the day with an extensive and meticulously planned schedule, I cleared it immediately. I wandered the grounds on a hike for … Continue reading Kripalu 7.25.16
Sunday's personal meditation intentions focused on mindful speaking and presence. Then, the morning class with Elena Brower was about presence. I see a theme that my life thinks I need to pay attention to. Since your presences here, in theory, is your presence everywhere, here are a few things to consider: What do you see that you do … Continue reading Kripalu 7.24.16
I walked into class yesterday morning, put down my mat, and retrieved my cushion, bolster, and block. It had already been the most delightful morning as this was the view for my individual meditation: I was there a little early, as I am a little early to most things. I saw this guy walk in. … Continue reading Kripalu 7.23.16
Well, coming out of here, I'm going to have a lot of reading to do. So much knowledge I want to drink in. I'll post the list of books when I get them all. Some gems from the day: "Too rigid is just too rigid." "My breakfast made your action" "Every time you serve others, … Continue reading Kripalu 7.22.16
The trip took around six hours, which is nice, because for some reason my brain (with no prior research) decided that it would take eight hours to get here. On the way, I saw three deer frolicking in a meadow. I thought to myself how cliche that seemed and wondered why my mind wanted to … Continue reading Kripalu 7.21.16
Molly is one of the best teachers I've ever practiced with. SHE IS AMAZING! Her Hilo, Hawaii based yoga studio is now offering online classes and, living on the east coast, I am beyond excited. Here's some info about Molly! After reading that, I'm sure you want to take one of her classes. And below, … Continue reading Yoga Centered Offers ONLINE CLASSES!
Today starts a new chapter in Kid President's Guide to Awesome. This new chapter is the suggestion for Day 37: If you want to be a world changer for people everywhere, be a day maker for the people right next to you. I've been considering this in so many avenues of my life. Running: As … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 37
Today, I am thankful for happiness. Happiness from running, yoga, meditation, smiles, rain, wind, inside, outside thought... What makes you happy?
The yoga world seems obsessed with SELF. Love yourself, care for yourself, forgive yourself, be gentle with yourself, the world revolves around yourself, SELF, SELF, SELF. A lot of people only pay attention to this part of yoga and not the whole thing. I know people who attempt to navigate their whole lives by ONLY doing … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 22
Today, I'm thankful for FORGIVENESS Mine and other people's. I'm always thankful when I am forgiven because I know I am completely flawed and it is a wonderful show of grace when I am forgiven. I need to remember that feeling of grace when I'm being less forgiving toward others. Let's be honest; people are … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 6