Cheers! Do you have any "silly" or interesting rituals, like when kids try to avoid stepping on sidewalk cracks? When it comes to my Seahawks fandom, I'm pretty ridiculous because I "know" my actions throughout the week impact the game. I'll hold yoga poses for 12 counts, dry my hair to multiples of 12, schedule … Continue reading Get Your Shine On!
Do you ever struggle with success? Like, what makes for a "wonderful" day? How do you define a "good" workout? How does a workday become successful? Why would a get together with friends/family be fantastic? When I workout I have a less than helpful habit of measuring it in comparison to previous endeavors, and a … Continue reading Redefining Success
I had big plans for this year! Exciting things that have been brewing for a while, like getting my book about my accident and the life-giving centrality of Love when it comes to life, relationships, and God published, as well as becoming a life coach. 6 months in, though, I've made like 1% progress on … Continue reading Meditation on the Lovingkindness Revolution!
Do you ever wonder if what you do matters? Or even how much YOU matter? I know I do! With that in mind, at the beginning of my yoga classes, I gift each student with an inspirational sticky note to encourage her/him. They have sayings like "Be a warrior, not a worrier.", "You make work … Continue reading Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today
As we've been enjoying a fun flurry of snow storms, Lisa and I noted the calming affect snow has on everything. It's like a massive collective "HA", which fills your heart with a sense that all is well and all will be well. Not long after that, a friend came to our door with his … Continue reading A Snow Storm’s Life Lessons
Remember the song "Don't Worry BE Happy"? Did you know Jesus says much the same thing? While I've been crazy for Christ my whole life, I feel like in many ways I've only recently come to "get" Him. For instance, He implores us to "not worry about" our lives, because "can any of you by … Continue reading Meditation on Attuning to the Deep Rhythms of Kindness, Care, and Peace