"Do your practice and all is coming."
...sometimes i am distracted, and then i am reminded to simply get on the mat... and i open up... and i'm free~
breathe, smile, and have a b. e. a. uuuutiful tuesday!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
"Do your practice and all is coming."
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. ~Brooke Medicine Eagle
current fascinations this earth day:
*this guy's organic toast to earth day!
*learning about progressive ideas toward sustainable living
*this critique of Shakespeare
*Brenè Brown's blog
*this activist's perspective
*Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director's Cut
(40th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition)
Saturday, April 17, 2010
while a mere 40 shrivels in comparison to the 4 billion something years our mother earth has been here, 40 years of passion and activism is still pretty encouraging! I loved Earth day as a youngin and the feeling it stirred in me of connection and a reminder to be reverent of the planet everyday. Now as an adult, I strive to make conscious choices; to be unharming and to start giving back to Gaia what I have received, not just now but always.
I started this springy morning with a trip to the farmers market early, only to find all the vendors absent until 10:00! It makes me yearn for warm summer days where I am the first one up and the morning is mine to read on the patio or go and pick out the lushest greens from the early-rising farmers.
I think of the market in Harrisonburg, Va, where neighboring farmers/artisans come together to vend and commune with music and dancing while the citizens pick out their tie-dye or handmade soaps or basil plants. I love the community a small town can provide and the special, secret places that draw me in like a magnet.
My favorite store at the beach, Peace Love and Balance, is having its 2010 Earth Day celebration today with a flea market and blood drive for Haiti. Betsey, the owner, is so adorably positive and active in bettering the community in her own way that I am moved to be better. Besides fab yoga wear, she makes awesome second-hand clothing and condones recycling bags, tags, and you name it! This chick is all about reusing, promoting mindful consumption and about spreading love and joy. When I need an awesome hug or just wanna share a smile, I stop in to see those beautiful people!
Today is unwinding gloriously, as I just found out I have the day off from work...yippee! While I'm grateful for my job, I'm excited to kick off my Saturday with some flowing yoga, a cup of dark roast on the patio with this sweet book, Gaia Girls Enter the Earth, then a little organic, local produce before a hoola-hooping, sidewalk-chalking, community-integrating eArTh DaY extravaganza!
Whew! On that note, I'm off to the mat to practice my favorite yoga dvd and get ready for the day. I hope you have a wonderful and warm weekend in preparation for this earth week and for a more conscientious society : )
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
i love taking long drives. the 4 hour trip back across the virginia woods to my parents house is especially pleasant, stretching from the beach through the swamp and transforming to long rolling hills flanked by cotton fields which perfectly offset the blue peaks to the west.
i race the sun home, making it with a few hours of light to spare and am able to have a flowing ashtanga practice with my dad in the late afternoon sun, and then help my mom grill salmon on the back porch just as twilight beckons.
free of obligation, i sit back with my wine glass and thank the goddess for my family and our small place in the mountains, where I find my true rehabilitation.
*may you have many blessings bestowed upon you* <3
Monday, April 5, 2010
often i act on a whim and venture to uncharted waters where, sometimes, i meet the most amazing people who affect me in such profoundly positive ways that I spend the rest of the day thanking the Goddess for bestowing so many blessings upon me.
sometimes a little insight from your fanclub is the boost you may need to remember the essence of your smiling goodness and then to see it on others! :)