Books, Mind July 19, 2012

Summer Reading

I am a reading fiend lately! And the few I’ve read over the past three or four weeks have all been great! So grab your favorite comfy chair and a mug of tea, this could take a while…you’ve got some reading to do!
I Remember Nothing – And Other Reflections by Nora Ephron

Books, Mind July 16, 2012

Devotion

I just finished reading Devotion by Dani Shapiro and I highly recommend it to anyone probing the big spiritual questions in life (or anyone who loves to read, really). It’s about one woman’s journey through the complexity of faith and finding one’s own path inward, making peace with what it means to be human…..

Mind, Self-Awareness July 10, 2012

Do you have an ideal self?

I am never exactly as I wish to be. My ideal self would have a different outfit on. I would be freshly showered and my hair would look great. I would be stylish. Fun. Light. Happy. I would be clear headed, rested and full of energy. I would be feeling clean and healthy having only eaten cleanly and exercised…..

Mind, Quotes, Relationships, Self-Awareness June 29, 2012

Life is Like a Box of Crayons

Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the eight-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s okay though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though….

Mind, Quotes June 25, 2012

Life is on a stroll

“It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll….

Body, Mind, Self-Awareness, Training June 20, 2012

How to relax under great strain

One of the greatest gifts of yoga is that it teaches us how to relax under great strain. This has by far been one of the most valuable gifts for me. I don’t always get it right but yoga has shown me a way to get there, that it’s possible. To smooth out the breathing when your instinct is to make huffy breaths. To have the strength…..

Mind, Quotes, Self-Awareness June 14, 2012

Come As You Are

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider…..