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?
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
Respect yourself enough to say, "I deserve peace," and walk away from people or things that prevent you from attaining it. -Jerico Silvers For me, the week between Christmas and the start of the New Year is always a good time to reflect, acknowledge, analyze, accept, and/or release. What has served me well this year? … Continue reading Reflect and Release
Today, I am quite simply thankful for the lows that help me appreciate the highs. Onward. Think. Connect. Elevate.
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
Today, I'm thankful for the funny and all that it gets us through. The edges of the mouth that curl up just as you're about to fall out of ardha chandrasana, or the cackle that comes when the dog finally catches the tip of its tail, or the warm giggle that comes with watching the river … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 11.1.16
NEW PROJECT ALERT I love MAIL! I love walking to the mailbox, flipping up the lid, pulling out the stack to see an envelope with my name, HANDWRITTEN on the front. I feel so special in that moment because I know how nice it is to realize someone was thinking about me enough to take the time to … Continue reading I love mail…
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: Get through it. Some days you don't have it, but you just keep going. The world doesn't stop moving just because you do. Ya gotta suck it up and keep moving. Who knows, by the end of the day, you may have faked yourself into moving along with it. photo: … Continue reading Kripalu 7.29.16
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
"We've got a road to walk..." There's so much going on in our world today. What if we lived in a heard where we all slowed down for one another when we needed it? TED Talk: Boyd Varty https://www.ted.com/talks/boyd_varty_what_i_learned_from_nelson_mandela photo: unsplash
Francine's Precious Story Even the tiniest gesture can have ripple effects that last forever. Show the love. photo: unsplash
Today I am thankful for HOPE. Check it out! This is another bit of HOPE that I'm so thankful for. See what you can see. It's called a miracle.