Our culture tells us that January is a time to set goals, reinvent ourselves to push harder to be more, to be better, to be perfect. Our bodies tell us to rest, to dream and to regenerate so that we may burst into our fullness as the light begins to overtake the dark. As the … Continue reading Regeneration
The day before Thanksgiving I was listening to “The Marie Forleo Podcast” as I ran some final errands around town. The topic was how to disagree and still get along at the holiday table. I was not expecting uncomfortable topics around the table, but sometimes my family can get sideways in our communication. The takeaway … Continue reading Humanity
This morning I started class with the fall mediation I shared here. Durning the long hold, restorative poses I noticed the shadows of the leaves outside of the window dancing in the bright rays of the early morning on the studio floor. During class I offered several mantras including: “When I release tension, I lessen … Continue reading Monday Morning Yoga
Checking walnut trees My Dad retired from the National Park Service 18 years ago. One of his retirement projects is a farm he named Red Bud. In a series of circumstances this farm has not been cultivated or grazed in 13 years. The back line of the farm shares a boundary with federally preserved land. … Continue reading Walnut Tree Farming
As part of my daily practice of yoga, meditation and journaling, I like to include some type of self inquiry. Asking a question at the beginning of a yoga practice, walk meditation and/or morning pages can often lead to the answer appearing later in the day. Fall is a time of death that is easily … Continue reading Fall Meditation
Turning out Moe II on a very chilly November morning. Enlarge the video.
Yesterday morning at the end of my 6:30 a.m. yoga class I could not find the planned reading I had saved on my phone. Something else popped up and insisted I read it at the end of Savasana. In the last week talking with close friends and reading blogs I keep seeing the same themes: … Continue reading Continue
I am a summer girl. I savor the light and warmth as long as I can. While I am not a fan of Daylight Savings Time, it has come and gone leaving me with two options: I can go with the flow, or I can resist something that I have absolutely no control over and … Continue reading Embracing Change
Each and everyone of us is born with gifts, talents, interests and personality traits that are part of our Divine purpose in this world. Some of us are conditioned to worry about what others may say or think. I want to remind you that what someone thinks of you is none of your business! So … Continue reading None of your business!
You eat a 1/2 a skillet of cornbread for dinner. Let me explain. It it has gotten cold. It is dark. It is soup and cornbread season. I have not made either since last March. But since watermelon, Cherokee Black tomatoes, cantaloupe and ears of corn are not readily available from a farm stand nor … Continue reading You might be a Kentuckian if…