The day after Christmas has always been one of two things in my life. Either it’s a day in the car heading back home from my grandparent’s house, or it’s a quiet, cozy day at home. Some of my friends (those beautiful tribe members I reflected on yesterday) have told me the day after the… Continue reading Day #32, It’s Not a Let Down
I used to tell people I was a writer. In fact, I feel like I told a lot of people a lot of times, and yet I wasn't. I wrote sometimes, mostly alone in my journal in bed, but certainly I was not A WRITER. For the last year I've been blogging, sharing, talking, cultivating… Continue reading Day #27, Weed Out the Inauthentic
They say hindsight is 20:20. Looking back on Christmases past, I can pick out just a few presents that still come to mind. The ones that come to mind surprised even me, and certainly weren't the ones that cost the most. I vividly remember a year where huge fancy sleds were lined up against one… Continue reading Day #25, Never Too Late to Say Thank You
The practice of using mantras came to me when I got back into yoga after college. Almost two years ago, a yoga instructor in Atlanta told our class, "It's OK to sway in tree pose, branches sway in the wind too. Just don't believe that swaying means you will fall." Don't believe that swaying will… Continue reading Day #16, Say It Aloud
Even when I'm running late, and feeling disheveled, I feel grateful for the life I have. This morning, I let my alarm go off for nearly an hour, and finally woke up only thanks to sweet Simba. I let the pups out to do their business, and they came right back in after. I herded… Continue reading Light & Gratitude.
Being a woman is hard. Being alive is hard. I can't speak to what it is like to be a man, or what it is like to be dead, but these two things I know to be true. In childhood, things seemed much simpler, but as we grow we are exposed to the realities and… Continue reading Mind, Body & Spirit: A journey of self-love
Even on a journey that seems crystal clear, we can easily become derailed. The last 4 months have been one of the longest stints of emotional clarity I've had in a long time. My purpose and focus, my motivation and rhythm, have been clear and attainable. Yoga has been a guiding light during this process,… Continue reading Darkness Settles
By E.Louise When waking up is success enough, When my make up is the mask I show the world, Because my own face isn’t strong enough to bare the scrutiny, Because falling down and getting back up can hurt even the tough. But when you stand beside me I feel softer than snow. My strength you… Continue reading You.
After I post on my blog, or upload something new to Instagram, I always click through the posts with the same hashtags I used. At first, I think I did this to get more attention on social media. Now, I do it for inspiration. To see what other creative spirits are putting out into the… Continue reading Full of Life
Sami is a yogi preparing to become a teacher, and I'm proud to call her my friend, my family. Follow her on instagram here.Whenever we talk about success, it seems the word balance is thrown around a lot. In my practice, balance is an enormous area of focus where I never seem to lose the… Continue reading Right-Side-Up or Upside-Down?