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…

Surrendered Moments

Recently, my yoga instructor, Amy at Downtown Yoga Memphis, began a class by telling us it was OK to “surrender.” And because she knows her studio can sometimes be full of Type A’s and skeptics, she went on with the context: Surrendering is not about giving up or giving in. It’s about being exactly where you…

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. 💖 Have a lovely Sunday, whether you are at home,…

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.