Art, Tips & Tricks

New Journal Setup & Creativity Blocks

Any time I receive a new journal, I have to spend a few hours days setting it up exactly how I like it. Every journal seems to have it’s own purpose and personality. Sometimes I’ll find a beautiful sketchbook, be too intimidated by it and it will remain blank. Confession: I have bookshelves full of journals that I haven’t used. Yet, I continue to buy more journals. It’s…

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Friday Flows

Long Weekend! Time to Practice Rest

Rest Title

Huzzah to 3 day weekends! Labor Day is for family time and definitely not labor.  Do something fun. Maybe BBQ or ride a bike?  And then, rest. Savasana: The Yoga Rest Pose This week’s “flow” will be short and sweet.  In fact, it won’t be a flow at all.  Instead, I encourage everyone to practice their Savasana. That’s it. Practice laying down and doing absolutely nothing. It’s actually hard for…

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Friday Flows

More Post Run Stretching | Friday Flow 34

when you rest you rust

«show me the routine» Last week was all about running and post-run yoga. And guess what? This week is more of the same. Let me explain… Running for Body & Spirit Nothing puts my body in order quite like running. When I know I need to get proper fit in a hurry, that’s where I turn.  Even though I am slow. Even though I actually hate it (the act…

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Friday Flows

Post Run Fun | Friday Flow 33

running shoes

«I see you scrollin’… you hatin’» What’s going on this week? Running. That’s what. I gained some fluff while eating good in the South. Yes, I’ve been slacking about sharing my impressions of the American South.  I really do plan to post more pics soon, because it was beautiful. Also, the food was good.  Hence, my extra “fluff” and the need to run.  About once a year, I get…

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Friday Flows

Monkey See, Monkey Do! Flexibility Stretches | Friday Flow 32

Watercolor Monkey

«never reads the directions crew» Previously I had an extensive flow dedicated to Nightime Flexibility.  However, that routine is lost to me. Sadly, it got trapped in an app that I can no longer use. But if there are readers that still use the Yoga Studio App, go check out my very first yoga flow article. There is a .yoga import file located there and it may still prove…

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Friday Flows

Bedtime Yoga | Friday Flow 31

Ocean View from the Friendship Garden

My vacation is officially done and I am back in the desert. The time away was grand. I got some quality time alone with my husband, then retrieved the kids from Grandma to do a family road trip. I have much to post and so many pictures to share. But first I need sleep. All the time spent driving with a car full of kids was fun but…

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On My Mind

Rise of the Mono Culture | Travelogue

Vacation Mode -ON- My summer vacation is still in full swing, but I am enjoying daily breaks to do casual journalling. With so many new sites and smells and freedom- it is hard not to want to write about your experiences or draw new things. Travel really inspires you. This week, in particular, I’ve been travelling without my kids (thanks Grandma!), so it really shifts the mood and…

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Friday Flows, Site News

Summer Vacation Walking | Friday Flow 30

Hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July festivities. I took the opportunity to reconnect with family and stuff my face with barbecue. And now I’m officially on vacation! This week my workouts will be all about leisure−mostly walking around vacation spots. Any yoga on vacation will be low impact, low time commitment and focused. The asanas streamlined to unwind specific muscles after a long day of walking around. Targeting Weary…

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Vacation Brain and Yoga Nidra | Friday Flow 29

Adios Sign

Officially, I have another week or so until my scheduled vacation time. But I am completely over being here and want to take off now. The days closest to a vacation are always a little interesting. But summer is especially challenging. The temperatures around Phoenix have started to skyrocket and that means being housebound during the day. I think I am going a little stir crazy. I make excuses…

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