Happy Thursday all and happy birthday to my sweet mama. I was supposed to be with her today, but I had a change of plans, when tragedy struck in my friend's family earlier this week. Last night, as I was sitting in my hotel room, I couldn't help but think back to all the times I had spent with this family that I had been so close to during my childhood. It's funny when life pulls you apart, and then something like this happens and I couldn't bear the thought of not being by their side on this day. I wasn't sure whether I should come or not, but then I thought to myself, "What would love do?" Sometimes it doesn't matter how other people receive you, sometimes you have to do something simply because it feels like the right thing in your heart. My mom told me that. :) So for today, send people some love. Friends, family. If we don't share our love, then what are we doing?
On a side note: I have some exciting news, that I will share with you all soon. I saw this quote this morning and I thought it was very appropriate: The good stuff can scare us. Change, even good change, can be frightening. In some ways, good changes can be more frightening than the hard times.”- Melody Beattie **This is so true!
I'm a huge fan of this song right now. For one thing, I feel like it really resonates within me at this moment, but his voice his also, so good.
I don't watch idol, and my mom introduced me to this song, and I'm so glad she did. I'm lovin' it.
In the moments in between here and there. Happiness and sadness. Fear and growth. Surrender and power. We can love all the little things...
And for me that means this awesome bathroom from Lonny Mag. A beautiful dress with some red lipstick inspiration, from modern hephburn. And... a quote to remind us to enjoy all the little things in between.
Good morning! First of all, I want to say happy birthday to my older brother. You are an awesome friend. I am so lucky to have someone as wonderful as you in my life. You have always been there for me without fail, advising me, guiding me, being there to laugh with, have fun with, cry with and most of share the joys and sorrows of life with. On that note: one of my very best friend's lost her brother this past week. The great sadness of his passing is profound, and to my dearest friend, I can't pretend to know how you're feeling, but I am here. It is weird to acknowledge these two things in the same post, but my life lately has been a dynamic blend of heartache, healing, joy and sorrow. It's the ebb and flow of life. Nothing is constant on this earth, everything is ever-changing. But, we have this moment. This moment to enjoy the little things, to embrace life and all that it is. We can't pretend like it isn't painful, because it is. We can't pretend like it isn't full of things that knock us down, but there is some miracle in it all. We can have compassion for each other. No one has a perfect life. Everyone on this earth is learning the same things and I think as soon as we can recognize the light and dark in each other, we will be able to accept the light and the dark in ourselves. In a world full of people who all at some time or another have felt alone, or like no one knows what they are going through, or understands how they feel, just remember that every human being has probably experienced some sort of pain. It just might be labeled differently. But, in the end, we're all here to support each other, love each other, and recognize our own humanness in each other.
I wanted to share this with all of you, because when I read it I thought to myself how true it is. I spent a long, long time traveling around... I went off to college and afterwards, while I was trying to find my place, I would spend months here, months there, a year here and a year there. After being away from home for so long, I never really thought I would want to go back home. That is until I started realizing how much time I've spent not really sharing myself with a whole lot of people. I think somewhere a long the way, I lost myself, I became afraid... afraid of people, afraid of failure, afraid of truly being known, so I just stayed in places where it was okay to hide. Not really hide, but you know... it's like starting fresh all the time. No one knows you, or your family and there's a part of that which can be very exhausting, while there's another side to that which can be very liberating. I think there's a part of me that knew I had to go get myself, heal myself in some ways, and gradually begin to trust myself and other's before I could ever imagine returning home. It's been a long time, and as I've moved toward myself, I've been able to move toward home. I think maybe I've always been scared. Scared of losing myself again, scared that I can't stick up for myself. Yet, something inside of me says, "I've got you, you've got me. Don't be so afraid to go back to where you came from, it might be the part you still need to heal." In a yoga book I read for teacher training, it talks about how our lives are meant for healing. The universe is always trying to bring us into balance, into wholeness, so we have these experiences to do that. At Wanderlust, I took a class with Seane Corn and the theme was Everyday Miracles. Basically, she talked about how our lives are constantly unfolding. Each moment brings you to another moment, and it's all for something bigger. Anyway, I just thought I would share that with you all. If there are ever uncertain times, or times when you wonder... just remember everything is unfolding. Hope you have a great Monday! :)
Sometimes, you just gotta go with your heart. There aren't always logical explanations, sometimes, it simply comes down to the fact that something inside says, "This feels right." When those gut moments show up, trust them.
Hello to you all! Since I'm taking a little break from my normal yoga routine, I find myself sitting here staring out the window, daydreaming about decorating. I noticed that everything I'm attracted to right now is really light, which makes me wonder if I will actually have color in my house, when I actually decide to get a house... and the answer is yes, yes I will have color... with lots of oriental rugs, so this is only daydreaming here. Especially due to the fact that I have a dog who seems to think that what's mine is her's and loves to sit on couches, beds, basically anything and everything I sit on, she copies and does the same.
I hope all of you are having a great Wednesday. I was supposed to go back to Houston on Tuesday, but since I pulled something in my stomach and can't quite lift my heavy suitcase, I will be here in the mountains, terrible right? No, not so much. :)
Good Morning! I hope all of you had a great weekend. Mine was full of lots of music, some yoga and a fishing trip yesterday that left me feeling like I would never have a normal stomach again. I guess after quite a bit of yoga, I was trying to climb a small rock to take some pictures and I pulled the right side of my stomach muscles. Laughing/walking has never hurt so terribly. The hypochondriac in me immediately thought I had internal bleeding or was having appendicitis. Yea, I know... when it comes down to it, I tend to Web MD way too much. So after the panic subsided, we went to the marina here in Colorado and I ate the best fish tacos, followed by a s'mores crepe. The moral of the story: good food + heating pads + not web md'ing your symptoms, make for a very nice recovery. I still have a little pain, but it doesn't hurt so bad that I feel like I need to be in the fetal position at all times. Thank you to the fam for keeping me from taking myself to the emergency room. I'm really glad there are some sane people to keep my hypochondriac self at bay. :)
Today we're going for a little walk and for the most part, taking it easy. I think sometimes God just slows you down... I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Good Morning all! I hope everyone had a great 4th!
Today, I am heading to Copper Mountain for the Wanderlust Festival. I'm so excited to take classes from some great teachers, starting this morning with Shiva Rea. I'll let you know how it goes and keep you updated!
Happy Monday! I hope all of you had a great week last week/weekend. I was traveling a lot, and really needing to focus on the moment, so I left my computer at home. I have to say it was nice to take a break from the computer. The theme at yoga this month is stillness, and while I'm not around my yoga studio at this time, I can relate to that immensely. It has been a little bit of journey since October for my family. I'm happy to say that lots of healing has taken place, and will continue to work in our lives. Sometimes letting go of hold habits and old ways can be scary. Sometimes we have to let go of the ideas/descriptions that once "defined us" so that new ones can appear. Stillness can be a big part in that healing. When painful things happen we often look to outside sources to distract us, instead of going within. As I take this week in the mountains, I'm going to make an effort to be still. Breathe in the mountain air and just love the present moment and what it delivers.
I hope all of you have a great and wonderful day. Take some time for yourself. Turn the computer off, turn the television off, and just be still.