Yoga Reminders, Life Truths

This morning during poolside yoga (it’s my new thing), I found myself getting lazy and slouchy in a few poses. Without Amy or Rebecca or other teachers at Downtown Yoga Memphis to remind me to keep my chest raised and heart lifted, self-correction is up to me. And so: I found this mantra as applicable to…

That’s So Memphis

When you live in a place like Downtown Memphis, magic does happen. If you don’t live down here, it’s hard to explain … but sometimes the most random happy moments find you. It’s nothing you can really plan ahead for. You just have to let the Memphis soul wrap around you. It’s usually music that…

Sunday Sentiments

Stillness. Sunday. For me, this is how the engines of motivation avoid overheating! May you – and I – be happy. May you – and I – be safe. May you – and I – be healthy. May you – and I – have peace. đź’– Have a lovely Sunday, whether you are at home,…

When Your New Yoga Teacher Asks How You’re Feeling…

I had to tell her the truth. She asked as my three-week anniversary of joining her studio was just days away: “How are you? How does your body feel?” By text message, because, you know, she’s accessible, I let her know: I feel GREAT. With every class, things that I used to have, but neglected…

Visual Post: What if I Fly?

This. Poem by Erin Hanson Post inspired by today’s Daily Calm daily meditation Today’s Daily Calm meditation topic was “fear of intimacy” — fear of opening up, and a habit of avoiding love. While I have less of that particular fear — hence, numerous heartbreaks and one granddaddy of a heartbreak a few years ago…

Thursday We Chose Joy

I realized then that my whole job for the rest of her shortened life was going to be to give her an environment of joy and calm. Not grief, stress, and denial.