Thursday, January 26, 2017

Self-Love

Learning that if I am to be able to give back at all, I have to take time for myself. It used to feel selfish, but now I have realized that it's simply an act of self-love. Do the yoga (thank you for your class and your voice today Michele Medeiros) and savor the cup of great coffee (thank you Open Mikes) and take care of yourself, dammit. You're all you've got.


 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My Boys

my boys 😍
Charlie ran his first 5k last weekend. He did not finish! 

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Women's March Photos

We won't be silent. Hear our voices. All of our voices. The beautiful harmony that comes from unity. Unite with love and resist with love. I have been so, so moved all day long by all of this ❤️

Friday, January 20, 2017

Be a Kind Heart

My lesson for the day, month, year, life-
To be kind is more important than to be right. The world may or may not need another brilliant mind that speaks, but it will always need another kind heart who listens.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gratitude

I'm thankful for trees and for hugs, for light and love and life of all kinds. I'm thankful for strong legs to run and strong roots to rise. I'm thankful for a husband who supports me in everything I do. I'm thankful for parents who raised me with so much compassion and empathy, who raised me to appreciate Mother Earth and all of her creatures and to take care of it and all of them as best I can. I'm thankful for siblings who love like I do. I'm thankful for friends. If you can read this, I am thankful for you. I am thankful for freedom and for life. I can't wait to start new traditions this year and every year, to do my part to make our world a little bit better, to shine my little light as best and as bright as I can.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

And so it begins..

I am being a big goal digger this year! 


 

Namaste


namaste ✌🏻🙏🏻❤️
Not only am I seeing and honoring the light I see in others, but I am speaking it, too. 
Soo many of us don't know how bright we shine. I see your light and it is beautiful.





Monday, January 16, 2017

Surrender

Day 8: Surrender
I have always been what I jokingly refer to as a "control enthusiast". Maybe not quite a freak about control, but probably more serious an issue than my "enthusiasm" jokes would let you believe. Traumas at a young age led to eating disorders, attachment, abandonment, and trust issues. None of that is special or unique to me. It is all textbook, yet that textbook can contain a world of pain inside its pages.

This photo is me face down on the floor, announcing to myself and everyone else that 2017 will be the year I surrender. I will surrender my control, my need for control, and the issues that made me desperately believe I needed the control in the first place. Life is a series of obstacles, ups and downs, traumas and miracles, love and loss. It will happen with me or without me, and with my consent or without it. I do not need to give life permission to happen, but I need to give myself permission to allow that life to happen. No expectations, no need to control or change outcomes. I am a survivor, not a victim. A humble witness. I surrender.


Word of the Year 2017

I've chosen my word of the year for 2017: practice.
It is not the word I originally wanted to choose. It came to me as I was on my knees, face to the floor, eyes closed, trying to calm my heart and dry a tear during a moving yoga class.
Every day when I wake up, I have the chance to start again, not just on the new year. I can practice being the best version of myself every time I wake up.
Every time I meet a friend or family member, any person, any animal, I can practice love and gratitude.
Every time I look in a mirror, I can practice acceptance and learn to love myself.
Every time I step onto my yoga mat, I have the chance to start something fresh and new, a new practice.
Every time I feel pain, I can practice being honest and vulnerable.
Every time I read the news, I can practice compassion.
Every time I wash clothes, I can practice folding them instead of ignoring them. Or I can practice giving things away.
Every time I listen to a song, I can practice singing. I can practice art, music, speaking, listening, friendship, trust, yoga, running, breathing, kindness, empathy, humility, appreciation, love.
Life is a practice, not a performance. We never have to be perfect, we just have to show up.
Live on, practice on. ❤️

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Moth- er Nature







"life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
~Maya Angelou

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Going Minimalist

I am all about going minimalist this year, so I am giving stuff away and selling the rest. If you haven't signed up for poshmark yet, you can get $5 to spend when you sign up with this link. I am listing a bunch of my stuff. I have them all set up to accept offers, too.. I just want it gone!! (The code to use for free money is GCGBO)


<3  My Poshmark Closet  <3 



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Get Together, Choose Love




we are but a moment's sunlight fading in the grass