Inspiration From Ellen
You and I know that moving is a drag. The sorting, packing and lugging is not on the top of our “favorite things to do” list, that’s for sure. However, moving forces us to de-clutter. To organize. To take stock of what we really value. To cut loose the things that no longer serve us. Moving literally and figuratively lightens our load.
Here I am, on the beach with my sister, soaking up the sun. The sun! The glorious sun! The sun is Mother Earth's primary life source, and right now (in our hemisphere) we have an abundance of it. Celebration is in order, don't you think?
I had a major epiphany today about wellness ambition, the desire to win at being healthy, and feeling and looking good. I always knew that deep inside everyone wants to be well (of course!), but on my walk in the woods with Roxy, I happened upon an overweight teenaged girl with more wellness ambition than I’ve ever sensed before.
You never know when your world is going to be rocked by words. I’m constantly finding inspiring elements in words, underlining sentences and marking passages with big stars and hearts in the margins. Every book - even fiction - I read with a highlighter in hand. Inspiration is everywhere…menus, t-shirts, any billboard within my vision line, shampoo bottles, etc.
I'm about to embark of my fourth year leading Yogini Workout Weekend at Kripalu, a retreat center located in the Berkshire Mountains.
In yoga class recently the teacher used a brilliant term: winter tension. I immediately identified with it and thought, “That’s what I have”, tension that is caused by winter and everything that comes with it. There is no doubt that cold weather creates tension in the body. Cold=tension! I mean, even just imagining the cold, we tighten up and clench physically.