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…
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
Yesterday was nineteen years since my dad died. He died before we ever really got a chance to talk about politics, so I don't know what he would think about our current political climate. He died right around the time in my life when most kids start to go through the process of realizing their … Continue reading Nineteen
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
I already know that some people will take this the wrong way. Reading back over this, there are times in my life when I would have taken it the wrong way. There are probably times yesterday when I would have taken this the wrong way. There are times tomorrow, next week, next month, and next … Continue reading Superiority
The truth isn't always hard. For me, today it will be. (read: vulnerability alert) I have cystic acne. It feels like I always have and, so far, it seems like I always will. I try to hide it as best as humanly possible with concealer and makeup that I'm not skilled at applying. When I … Continue reading Truthful Tuesday
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
resist: remain unaffected by an action What are you resisting? How is that impacting you? Are you getting what you want? How can you get what you want? What would your life look like if you got what you want? What else are you resisting? Share. Think. Connect. Elevate. Photo by Mike Wilson on Unsplash
I have a difficult time with power trippers. Since I spend a lot of time in the yoga world right now, it manifests most for me here. When I say I spend a lot of time, I take a yoga class a day, either at home on YogaGlo or in a studio. I have completed … Continue reading Judge
2018 starts in a few hours. I got to thinking today about 2017. What would I go back and change? Then it hit me: STOP THAT! I can't go back and change anything from 2017. But, I can sure as heck learn from the mistakes there. In 2018... I'm going to stop being so small. … Continue reading #20gr8teen
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'm thankful for selfless people. The ones who are quietly in the background, working away at making the world a better place while all the rest of us run our feet, mouths, brains, jobs, lives, and plans until there's no running left. These people have poise. These people have grace. These people support others … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 16