I love award shows. I like to see everyone getting all gussied up for a special event. But what brings me back year after year is the hope that the individuals stepping up to an open mic will take that opportunity to share something truly inspirational. Last night, the Golden Globes did not let me … Continue reading Award Show Inspiration
If you want to make a difference If you want to feel different If you want to be the best If you want to get better If you want to grow If you want Do the work. What does the work look like? Depends on the person and the want. Practice yoga Practice cooking Practice … Continue reading Just do the work
I found this sweet little patch of green in the middle of the street during an early morning tour of my neighborhood. Lately, I've been assessing where I fit. In my family. In my town. In myself. In my life. No matter where I think I fit, this is where I am. "Grow where you're … Continue reading Grow where you’re planted! Grow where you’re planted?
Mother female parent a woman in authority an old or elderly woman source, origin tenderness or affection the extreme or ultimate example of something's kind (from various internet references) This is always such a funny holiday. Some people love it and are extremely happy. Some people miss their moms and have broken hearts. Some people … Continue reading Mother’s Day, 2018
Today starts our exploration of well-being. Some questions for the group: What does well-being mean to you? What does wellness mean to you? Are they the same? If no, how are they different? If no, how are they similar? Prior to the past few months, I would have thought they were the same thing. Now … Continue reading Wellness or Well-Being?
Have you ever walked up to a table, looking for a place to sit, and for whatever reason, there wasn't room for you? How did that feel? Have you ever been the one at the table watching a hurt heart walk away? Was there a time you could have made room for someone and didn't? … Continue reading Make a little room.
We are still in the fist part of the year. That's not a typo. I meant, "fist," not, "first." We are assaulted by the new year and with all its expectations, resolutions, and wintery mixes. Then we navigate the hypermanic and bipolar episodes of weather (sunny and 50 one day followed by a rainy 38) … Continue reading Self Care?
We can find lessons everywhere. Lately, I've been finding the most difficult lessons easily translate from the microcosm of the yoga mat to the macrocosm of life. Teaching yoga classes brings a whole new perspective to the practice on my mat and the practice of living life. A pose is offered as a journey. There are … Continue reading From the micro of the mat…
As usual, it likely depends. In the past few years, I found that I'm often worried if people are mad at me. I worry and worry and worry about it. Until the next time I see the person and they don't seem mad (or they are acting like they aren't mad) and then all that … Continue reading Are you mad at me? Should it matter to me?
It's really easy to tell myself to learn from my mistakes. But then I actually have to go and do it. I have to remember that everything from last year did not serve me or others well (somethings did, so I'll keep those). Everything from last year did not raise the vibration of myself... or my community. … Continue reading Remember
“When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of … Continue reading Great Expectations? Great Expectations.
After Apple-Picking Robert Frost My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The … Continue reading A Poem
Today, I'm thankful for the annual reminder that gratitude and thankfulness can extend far beyond November into each and every day. So, although this year's Thirty Days of Thankful is coming to a close, it doesn't mean I'm going to stop feeling thankfulness and gratitude. I'm thankful for all the readers who have gone on … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 30
Whhhhewwwww I don't even know where to start. The beginning? Ok. Last night, I get a note (text) from Jodie. I love whenever she texts me. She's pretty much the best ever. Long story short here, after some back and forth and up and down, I volunteered to pick up an abandoned charity race bib … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 15
Today, I'm thankful for stillness The sweet, silent, stillness that comes after all the motion It's the space between the movement The down between the ups and the ups between the downs It's the Yin after the Yang It's the Nidra The peace The Peace The Grace It's the every single day Waking up and … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 12
Everyone, meet Liz. Liz, this is everyone. Today, I'm sharing my thankfulness for Liz. Liz is my yoga teacher. She is lovely... Brilliant... Bright... A delight. I'm thankful for her time, energy, and eternal desire to raise the vibration. Learn from Liz 200 HR RYTs; 300 HR RYTs; Retreats; Online Learning
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As with every day, and especially on this day every year, I am thankful for this sweet soul. It's her birthday. She's amazing... the girl, not the bee.
The Road Not Taken Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the … Continue reading 8.20.17-8.21.17 Hawaii Day 28-29
What's your offering to the world? Some might phrase it as: What's your purpose? What do you want to be when you grow up? Dream job? Dream work? Life's work? Desire? Ambition? Direction? Focus? Intent? Objective? Reason? Mission? Dream? Target? Function in the world? How many of us know? How many of us ever figure … Continue reading 8.18.17-8.19.17 Hawaii Day 26-27