Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I don't waaaaaaaaaaaaaaana go to work!

Coming off a 3 day weekend is hard, especially one with such beautiful weather.

I have total spring fever now!

I went hiking in the woods yesterday which is always a fave thing of mine when I go Upstate.

This time we walked past a quartz mine so I brought home a bunch of pretty rocks to grace our garden this spring.

I may even put one on my desk at work to serve as a reminder of the little things in life I enjoy.

On the plus side, at least it's only a 4 day work week.

Did you do anything fun this weekend?

Monday, February 13, 2017

And just like that...

We're in February. Mid-February.

Time flies when you're feeling stressed.

Which has been the theme of my life lately.

Student stress has been the top of my list.

I know I've said it before but I'm really considering not doing a student program in the fall....or at least a very strict one, on my terms only.

I think we've finally ironed out some of the kinks because I can't take anymore sleepless nights over it.

In other less stressful news, I've been trying to keep up with my yoga practice. Not as much at home (probably because YWA has had less videos to inspire me this month) but moreso at the studio on weekends.

Will probably not be able to do it this month much, but I'm also aiming to get back to a solid 3 day a week studio practice. 

Anyways, some stuff I learned (or re-learned) this weekend at the studio:

You gotta let shit go when the studio is packed, especially when it's packed with new people. The next day, class is usually back to normal.

Our feet hold us up all day. We need to give them rest.

Rest. Close your eyes. Lay down.

Breath. It's our life force.

I love wind-removing pose. It's the best self-hug.

Standing bow is the one pose you should definitely play in and have fun with.

And nothing new but.....when your body is fighting going to class physically and emotionally....just go.

I've found I've never regretted it (well, except that one time when I was seriously physically ill but that's different).

I hope you have a great Monday everyone.

I hope you get some yoga in.

I hope all your stress melts away.

With every problem there lies a solution. Even if it's one we are not necessarily comfortable with. Not everything needs to be made into a problem either ;). Let that shit go....

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What a difference a day makes

Not sure if it's from rest or an awful lot of hot tea, but I'm feeling slightly better today.

Also have some fun activities planned at work today.  (Helps that I have a different group dynamic on Tuesdays vs. Mondays).

I'm going to steal the journal prompts from the Alive in the Fire blog and also talk about Chinese New Year and compare everyone's birth year animal to their personality.  This is always a fun group that most people love.

Cheers to it being Tuesday and hopefully a week that flys by fast!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Not again....

I was really sick for probably a good 3 weeks right around holiday time.

Saturday I started feeling achy again and now I have a stuffy nose and feel a sore throat coming on.

I hope it's just a little cold and passes quickly.

In other more positive news: I'm about to enter DAY 30 of #yogarevolution by Yoga with Adriene.

I highly recommend her videos if you are looking to develop a daily home practice especially.

Most are very easy, can be modified and the best is they are short--usually 30 minutes or less.

Over the past month I've noticed they even help me in my studio classes.

Yesterday one of my studiomates told me I look fantastic too...I don't think I look any different but hey, I will take the compliment!

Well another Monday is upon us so I need to get my social work hat on and face the week ahead.

Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hello my friends

It seems that everyone is chiming in about 2017 so I figured I might as well too.

I have been sick since Christmas Eve which started out with a fever and has turned into this endless cough, no energy and no voice thing.

I have moments where I start to feel better then I mostly feel blah again.

I should probably go back to the doctor, but when I was there on Christmas Day they said it just needs to run its course. 

I've been sticking to my yoga goals for the most part.  I've made it to the studio a few times over the holidays, even on sick days. Probably not the greatest idea however.

I also have fortunately gotten back to a home practice.

I am doing the 31 day Yoga Challenge #YogaRevolution with Yoga with Adriene.

I cannot recommend her enough if you are looking to get back on your mat, with a FREE practice that is super easy to follow and to modify.

I completed Day 3 yesterday.

She also has wonderful videos other than the challenge.

I recently completed her 7 minute yoga (because even 7 minutes is still yoga!) as well as Yoga for a Rainy Day when I was struggling with sick and didn't want to leave my house in the awful weather.

Other than my yoga, not much else seems to change. 

Work is still work.

My interns are all coming back from break today.  This is a good and not so good thing lol.

I am counting down to my two wonderful trips I have planned this year.

Anyways, this is my quick little check in. I now need to hop in the shower and begin my day.

Best wishes for a great 2017, less sickness, less stress and lots more yoga!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Yoga journaling

I've had this beautiful journal for more than a year now just sitting, not sure what to use it for.

I'm not big on taking time out each day and letting my thoughts flow, even if they are private thoughts.

In any event, I was recently reading an online yoga forum where someone posted about Yoga Journaling.

I have touched upon this on here in the past but I thought this was a really cool, more personal way to advance my practice and continue to make the connections from my mat to real life.

The format to follow is suggested as:

Date/Place of Practice

Today's Intention


Goals for Practice

Successes/What I am Grateful for


I started last night by documenting my studio class earlier that day.

My plan is to get yoga in at home or work and document it if I can't make it to the studio that day.

Even a few minutes of yoga is still yoga ;).

Mosaic butterflies journal

~Cultural myth and lore honor the butterfly as a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis.~

Friday, December 2, 2016

Just need to get thru today + tomorrow

I took today off from work.
I am part of an organization that aims at the betterment of our town and tomorrow is our huge annual fundraiser.
There's a lot of set up and running around involved later today so I said let me treat myself by taking the day.

This actually has still turned into seeing clients in the beginning half of my day however (one for my FT job, I'm just getting paid for that hour, the other is a makeup for my PT position).

My sleep has been off this week so I can't wait until tomorrow night around 7 pm when all of this is over and I can get back to a somewhat less hectic life.

But not really. 

It is the holidays after all.

I kind of am not a big fan at all and really wish we could just fast forward to January instead...