Today, I am quite simply thankful for the lows that help me appreciate the highs. Onward. Think. Connect. Elevate.
Today I am thankful for solitude and the blank, unmarred, void it creates - into which one can throw the whole world. Peace. Insight. Non-judgment. Wholeness. What is solitude for you?
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
This is what curing cancer looks like: Today, I'm thankful for all the individuals who made this possible: Emily Whitehead Foundation Believe Ball Donate
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
Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome offers for suggestion number sixty-two: Give the world a reason to dance. (It's everybody's duty to do that.) It's Friday You're alive You can see You can read You have access to the internet You have people (including me) sending you light and love and joy You are fully complete … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 62
Caveat: This is a post that comes from nowhere and really belongs nowhere but, for me, permeates everywhere. I love the show CBS Sunday Morning. I love the music. I love the pace. I love the art. I love the connection. I love the vignettes. Why? I don't know. But, today, I was reminded: When … Continue reading Re: Connect
Someone once told me I reminded them of the cow in the photo above. I can see the similarity in the photo below. The same person tole me I looked like that "Justin Beaver" kid. That still makes me laugh. But it always makes me think. Take off the lens of all I think I … Continue reading A New Perspective
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
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?
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…
Ok. So, tomorrow is Saturday. Totally a perfect day to unplug. Put down the phone. Close the computer. Power down the tablet. For all intents and purposes, move all technology to the settings that you would feel secure if you were taking off on a flight with 100 air marshals ensuring your devices were in … Continue reading Unplug
What do you see? What do you miss? What do you notice? What notices you? Who do you miss? What's the impact? What's the meaning? What's the matter? What do you mean? What do you hear? Where's the truth? Look up. Look inward. Unplug. Engage. Connect. Empathize. Interact. Conversationalize. (is that a word?) Change focus. … Continue reading Don’t miss it
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
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Susan Jeffers What does that mean? Some of us understand this to mean to throw away the fear and push on. I always understood this as an opportunity to understand my fear. Study where it comes from. Study what makes it stronger and what weakens its hold over … Continue reading Fear?
No matter how much clarity we think we have about a situation, we always have a lens through which we see the world. I find myself so often trying to completely remove the lenses, pretend they don't exist, change them, or get other people to believe my lenses don't exist. I spent a disproportionate amount of … Continue reading Intention: Remove the Lens
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
Mindful moment of intention today Take time throughout the day to step away from the screen and look around. Look up. Look down. Look into the eyes of the people you are with. Thanks for reading this post today, but turn off this screen, unplug from the constant stream of electronic information for a few … Continue reading Look away from the screen…