Sunday, November 24, 2013

A quote to live by

Every physical being on this planet is your partner in co-creation, and if you could accept that and appreciate the diversity of desires and beliefs, all of you would have a more expansive, satisfying, fulfilling experience.
 Love this reminder for myself!! Enjoy this Sunday.
Doing yoga together great way to connect



Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Choices are a part of our everyday life and range from small to large. We choose what to eat for breakfast, to go to work, do our homework etc. Yet, when our choices carry more weight such as a new job offer, or moving out of state, ending a relationship we have been in for years. We find it harder to settle on which choice to make. There is a feeling that these larger choices will impact our lives more than the small ones. So, we must reframe that way of thinking and know that the small choices lead to the large ones. Just because we make a choice doesn't mean that is going to be right or wrong it is a choice and better to choose then to not and wondering what would have happen if you didn't. Don't allow the choices to paralyze you.

Listen to your inner voice, be you, be bold, be free.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Connection to a Place

This conversation I had with a man that had recently moved here from Colorado made me think about my connection to places. He had lived in Colorado his whole life and was in Portland visiting a friend. The way in which he described Colorado as a place of high elevation, bright sun even in the winter months with powdery snow. I could hear his love for this place that brought him joy. After this conversation it made me think about places that I have a connection with.

My yoga mat because when I do yoga it brings me back to my inner stillness
Orcas Island surrounded by ocean and beaches
Thailand for all the beautiful temples, culture and food
Teaching yoga
When I connect with something it brings me inner joy that trickles out into the world where I want to share this joy with others. This also is a whole body reaction when you connect to something that ignites your spirit. It also makes you think that finding connection in what we do ignites that joyous spirit that resides inside, awaiting to be connected.
What connection ignites your spirit?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Ebb and Flow of life

Just as we flow from one pose to the next in yoga, we also do this in life from one event or situation to the next. We may have days where the flow feels smooth, balanced, inspiring and creative and other days we feel off balance. Is life all about movement and the stillness. This may be seen as a time to look inward and reflect upon what your vision or passion is. Then we adapt movement to create or fulfill our inner reflections. While in our stillness we pose questions seeking answers that may arise now or later. As we journey through these two spaces stillness and movement I invite you to practice meditation.

Light a candle
Sit in front of your alter if you have one if not sit in your favorite spot
Start to focus on your breath, maybe label in/out to help you center yourself
Place your hands palm down on your knees to process or palm up to receive
Tuck your chin and close your eyes
As we focus on our breath we can start to let all
that is not serving us go.
We can feel the inner stillness
that resides within us. So when
moments arise we can remember
that we always have our breath.

My favorite sunset at Discovery Park.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Spending our days

        "The way we spend our days is the way we spend our lives"
-Unknown source

Wow, I came across this quote while looking through some papers. This makes you think that we have some amazing choices to make everyday. These lead to the whole of our lives here on earth.
After reflecting on this does it make you want to challenge yourself? Take risks? Make different choices than you are doing now? Or help you to see that when a new day starts we have fresh choices to make.

So, I am grateful to this quote for reminding me that everyday is a gift filled with choices to make and experiences to have.

A hike in eastern Washington, love the bumble bee

Felt inspired to do up dog at Discovery Park in Seattle, WA

Friday, November 1, 2013


So, I went to a yoga retreat this summer in central Washington. The place was peaceful, and relaxing. I stayed in contact with one of the teachers and she recently created a Gratitude event for 30 days. So, you can journal, share with family/friends. I love this idea because life gets so busy we forget to find the great in everyday.

So, I invite you to join me in these 30 days of Gratitude, Thankfulness, Recognition etc. to find the good in your life.

I'll start I am really enjoying the beautiful sunny fall days because I am able to run and hike.

Fall farm fun