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
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
"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?
“When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of … Continue reading Great Expectations? Great Expectations.
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 overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness. I'm having an extremely difficult time feeling like I an adequately expressing my gratitude for all the amazing individuals in my life. I must; however, begin with how thankful I am for my husband and my mom. These two individuals support me and help facilitate my ability … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 18
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
Today, I am quite simply thankful for the lows that help me appreciate the highs. Onward. Think. Connect. Elevate.
Today, I'm thankful for stillness The sweet, silent, stillness that comes after all the motion It's the space between the movement The down between the ups and the ups between the downs It's the Yin after the Yang It's the Nidra The peace The Peace The Grace It's the every single day Waking up and … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 12
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
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, mindful living is in the details. Today I offer that you can be mindful in a moment and immediately after, forget that mindfulness. Sure enough, though, when you least expect it, a spark of inspiration can remind you of those long-lost mindful moments and encourage you to do what you can to increase their frequency. Have … Continue reading Attention to detail…
Today, I'm just thankful for this beautiful season of change. Just. Why just? What makes me, and perhaps us, reduce, minimize, or simplify with, "just?" How can I take it out? Today, I'm entirely, whole-heartedly, joyously, and excitedly thankful for this amazingly vibrant luscious and forgiving season. Photo: pajerunner
Today I am thankful for inspiration. What inspires you? What does it inspire you to do? To be? To make? To change? Why? How does this action make you different? How does it make other's different? How can you make this inspiration last longer? What will inspire you next? How can you inspire others? Do … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 11.4.16
Today, I'm thankful for this amazing collection of friends, family, and acquaintances who give my life meaning. These are just a few of the individuals who have taught me so much about myself, the world, and how to treat others. (I've also noted that there are some people I don't have any photos of... not … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 11.2.16
I am quiet and in that quiet my breath brings me to the possibility that it is ok to be thankful for all. Just try to spend the next thirty days sharing what you're thankful for with the world. What will that look like? What are you thankful for? How can you show your thankfulness? … Continue reading Intention 11.1.16
Get up, live life, go to bed. The, "live life," part can mean a lot. We can skate through the, "live life," part or we can really make a difference. What do you do to make that difference? You may have seen this; you may have not. Each time we remind ourselves of things like … Continue reading “And the thing that was the best, everyone helped everyone.”
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