Posts in category "affirmations"

Do You Know Your Joy Jumpstarts? Figure Them Out and Use Often to Maintain Your Sanity

It’s autumn and my favorite hashtag of the moment is #AllPumpkinEverything. I want pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin candles, pumpkin nails, and my absolute pumpkin favorite – - pumpkin chai with almond milk from Argo Tea! I’m overdosing on pumpkin right now, but it’s little things like these that make me smile; make me do... Read more »

The #1 Thing I Told Myself to Keep From Losing My Mind at Work and Snapping On Folks

  It goes without saying but I’m about to say it right after the comma, people will inevitably say and do crazy –ish to you at work. It might be a team member that talks down to you like you’re a three year old; the super micro-managing supervisor that low-key tries to sabotage your work;... Read more »

What I learned throwing rocks in the pond: A photo story

I learned  a lot this morning while throwing rocks in the pond and watching the ripples tell a story.   I like to hold things. I like to throw things. My rocks this morning were really intentions. Choices. Decisions. Prayers.   I threw my prayers in the water, aiming for the sun’s reflection as my bullseye. It’s such a... Read more »
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How to dance on this tightrope called Life

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“Dance as if all the world is a stage; yet, dance as if only God is watching.”– Sandria Washington Today, I gave my friend a card and this quote comes from the note I wrote inside. She is a passionate lover of music, dance and living life. Her spirit and watching how she moves through... Read more »

Russell Simmons "Super Rich" way to turn your life around

Russell Simmons "Super Rich" way to turn your life around
The second opinion you’re looking for is your own belief. — Sandria Washington The last couple of weeks, I’ve been reading Super Rich by Russell Simmons and in it he shares an example from his yoga teacher, Lady Ruth, that compares life to riding the subway. “When you realize that you’re going the wrong way,... Read more »

Glenn Lewis "Don't You Forget It" and the rhythm of my life

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Back in ’85, DeBarge urged us to “feel the beat of the rhythm of the night,” but these days I’m focused on feeling the beat of the rhythm of my LIFE. Most days, it feels like a movie and I wonder, What would be my theme song? What songs would be on my soundtrack? I... Read more »
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Just breathe: On being alone and surrounded by dogs and flies in Sedona

Just breathe: On being alone and surrounded by dogs and flies in Sedona
I really did not want to think about yoga while I was on my birthday vacation trip to Sedona. But, the thing I didn’t want to think about was the first thing that came to mind when I found myself alone in the Red Rocks surrounded by dogs and flies. On my first day at... Read more »

Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness

Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness
Last night, I was commuting home later than usual. I said a prayer of protection over myself as I was exiting the train (a particularly wise practice ANYTIME you’re traveling on the Green Line) . As I walked, I also prayed for others who were commuting late just like me and I thanked all the... Read more »

Passed My Six-Month Checkup! Reflections on my Burning Bowl letter

Passed My Six-Month Checkup! Reflections on my Burning Bowl letter
Be careful what you say. It may come back to bite you in the behind. My words are a little bit nicer, though; they only came back to me in the mail. The first week in January, I went to a Burning Bowl ceremony at my boyfriend’s church. At the BB, we received two small... Read more »
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Need Help Cleaning House? There's a Class for That!

Need Help Cleaning House? There's a Class for That!
Huge family Christmas Eve gatherings.  Jumping off the pillars of the concrete front porch and running around. Playing double dutch with my cousins and aunts in the driveway. These are things I remember loving about my grandmother’s house as a little girl. So, how did it end up that my mother could get me to... Read more »
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