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?
"Do not let your struggle become your identity." Too many times, we struggle to the point which we can no longer determine where the struggle ends and we as people begin. If this is any of us, perhaps this awareness can allow the taking of a single step, or a million steps to place a … Continue reading Identity
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
Today, I am thankful for these words presented by a lovely mentor Your new life will cost you your old life. Having these words and understanding that every single moment or every single day is another chance for a new life helps maintain perspective. What would it mean if you took the next minute to … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 29
Kid President's Guide suggests this for Day 56: Love changes everything, so fill the world with it. How? Be kind. That's a start. Spread kindness around. Share with us or here. Visit here for inspiration. What other ways can you fill the world with love?
One July, too long ago, I spent a week in New Orleans. I was with my church and half us were spending time building homes with Habitat for Humanity and the other half of us organized and facilitated the summer bible school program the church in NOLA didn't have the staff to continue. Everyone worked during the … Continue reading Vacuum
Sometimes, there's just not enough. Not enough... Empathy Love Hope Peace Quiet Soul Inspiration Time Energy Understanding Compassion Humanity All of us are short on these right now. All of us need a little more, whether we know it or not. All of us could give a little more, whether we know it or not. … Continue reading Not enough?
One of the times you sit down or stand still and square yourself away to engage in some screen time, put it away. Turn it off. Step out of virtual reality and into actual reality. Study actual reality. Study the world outside your living room window. Study what's in front of your windshield the next … Continue reading Intend to study
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
"Empower: Empower yourself and others to reach with kindness." Art of Attention, Elena Brower and Erica Jago If we empower ourselves to engaged with the world kindly, what are we projecting out into the world? What have you projected today? What do you want to project? Do those things match? How can you work to … Continue reading Intention 10.27.16
"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
I am entirely safe, present, and complete in this moment. My ability to focus on this moment, and this moment alone, allows me to shape how I am and who I am. This focus allows me to see the unlimited possibility in my purpose. Stop obsessing over the details no one (not even you) notices. … Continue reading 10.20.16 Intention
I was procrastinating some grad school work today when I came across a post that told this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfeJAz3GI60 I've known this story for years now, but my brain only has so much room for things at the front so each time I stumble upon it, I feel the deep welling of emotion that causes … Continue reading When you feel like giving up…
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…
"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 love; in all its many different forms. No matter what circumstances, there is always love that exists for everyone. It may not exist exactly how you want it, but it is there. Just open the eyes of your heart to see that love is all around you.
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
On this crazy Wednesday full of nutter-butter emails, plenty of yoga and a TON of pranayama and meditation, I'm thankful for... Passion for excellence These days, too many people are lowering the bar and trying to make everything easier and make everyone happy. This is not ok. Excellence is awesome and a hill worth dying … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 4