Because I think it is worth reading. Just take a tiny moment for a tiny poem. Then maybe take a tiny moment and pass it along. Or, take a tiny moment and share what you think. Our whole lives are made up of tiny moments. What we do with each of them makes all the … Continue reading Because I think it is worth…
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 remember the original story and every now and then, I'll watch it and other clips that remind me that I share this planet with some pretty amazing humans. In the current societal climate, whether you think it is warming or not, it can seem pretty difficult to remember that in almost every story we … Continue reading Golden Rule
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
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
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
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 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
Today, I am quite simply thankful for the lows that help me appreciate the highs. Onward. Think. Connect. Elevate.
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
LAST NIGHT I SAW A VOLCANO! I saw this volcano under the full moon... With a Native Hawaiian gentleman chanting to Pele... With two of the most lovely humans on the face of the planet... IT WAS AMAZING! This morning's meditation, pranayama, and movement were delightful. Tomorrow marks the half way point of the course … Continue reading 8.7.17 and 8.8.17 Hawaii Day 15 and 16
We spend so very much time connected to electronics, I think we forget what it feels like to be connected to each other. This weekend, I got to connect with some dear humans without the wires. breathe in look up talk walks pet the dog again grill out share stories give of yourself laugh breathe … Continue reading Unplug to Connect
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
Heck yes it is another first day. I published this on January 1, 2017: Today is the first day. What does it start? The year? The year 2017. The journey you've been waiting your whole life to begin? Why are you still waiting? The process to go back to school? The planning of the life … Continue reading Another first day…
When you're anxious or worried, be patient. The key to patience opens the door of happiness. -Rumi What are you worried about? What are you anxious about? What can you do about that which you are worried and/or anxious? What is stopping you? What kind of person would you be if you were patient through worry … Continue reading Patience
Let the water settle; you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your being. - Rumi There is so much churning in the world. Consider stillness. Inaction and stillness are not the same things. Contemplate the proceedings. Scrutinize what you hear. Conscientiously determine your path forward. Own your journey. Leave it all out there. … Continue reading Stillness
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. Rumi No matter how much money you make or where you live or how easy/hard your life has been, we all live in same broken world. Right now, around this broken world, there are countless individuals in pain for as many different reasons as there are individuals. … Continue reading Find Peace in People
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