Art, On My Mind

Building a Creative Brain

Non-Creative Desktop

A Non-Creative Approach to Art I never considered myself a creative person. I admire those people who have a real flair for aesthetics and art. That simply isn’t me. My approach to art is much more methodical. I want to be better. So I section off chunks of time to research, to test, to fail (in private), then succeed (maybe in public). It is what has worked for…

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Childsplay in an Adult World |Friday Flow 28

Man Lifting Child on Horse

«skip the chitchat and jump to the flow» Looking thru some old photos of myself as a child and woo-boy was I skinny! And yet, I ate all the time. My own children are the same. I could chalk it up to the mystical nature of childhood metabolism. But it is not a complete mystery. I do notice how little I move in comparison to the littles. While…

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Friday Flow 27: Plank and Stretch

Are you tired of core workouts yet? Don’t give up. Yes, it can be a bit redundant. But a strong core is critical to your posture and overall fitness. Plus, it is an area most people could benefit from improving. Poor core strength is a common side effect of our modern day sedentary life. Up until now, I’ve avoided one obvious core exercise: the plank. Why? Because planks bore…

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Friday Flow 26: Positive Energy

Radiate Positive Energy

This week has been a good reminder to practice a little mental health maintenance. We can all benefit from extra positive energy in our lives. There are many different techniques that can promote positive energy, but today I’d like to highlight just three. These are the strategies that integrate best into my regular yoga practice. 3 Simple Strategies to Maintain Positive Energy Move Your Body Exercise is one of the…

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Friday Flow 25: Stand Tall and Flex

The kids have been home for over a week now. Just one week and the house is showing their presence. Maybe that is what has inspired today’s theme. My dirty, filthy, floors. Dirty floors that I am trying to avoid. No amount of sweeping can combat active child play. I sweep. They destroy. But I still want to practice. It’s a problem that may not be unique to my…

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Art, Site News

An Artful Practice

Nope, this time I’m not talking about Yoga. I am in fact, talking about the practice of art. As shared last week, I’d like to broaden the focus of this site to include artwork. One of my goals for this blog was to help document my growth in certain personal areas. Sharing these experiences online is a way of holding myself accountable. It encourages me. But it doesn’t make me braver.…

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Friday Flow 24: Back On Track

This is it. The last week of school. No more leisurely uninterrupted work out sessions for me. I will now go back to early morning runs while the kids still sleep or sessions at the gym where daycare is available. Friday Yoga Flows will still continue, but I may have to shift the release schedule. Right now, I post in the early morning… but summer schedule means more…

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Friday Flow 23: Get Outside!

Riding the Bike Around Town

May has been all about summer preparations around our home—checking out the calendar, making all the necessary travel plans and reservations, finishing up that “spring” cleaning around the home. Trying desperately to wrap up various todo’s before the kids are out of school and the temperatures are soaring. It’s a lot of busy work. And amidst of all that, the outdoors is beckoning! There is limited time to…

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Friday Flow 22: Yoga Ball Summer Blast

Summer Title Block

Quick poll: Has anyone else started getting summer catalogs filled with bikini models? How about the barrage of Fenty lingerie ads? Surely, it is not just me. ‘Tis the season for more skin exposure. And… I’m not quite ready. I stay in relatively good shape year round (humble brag alert). But a little pre-game boost never hurt anybody. Therefore, I’ve added a new yoga ball sequence block, focused…

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Friday Flow 21: Get Ready to Relax

Play-Doh Rose

The kids have been home all week due to a Teacher’s Strike. All this week and then some! And while I fully support the teacher’s—I really feel for all the parents out there. I’m fortunate enough to be at home during day and that flexibility is a huge blessing for our family. I don’t have to scramble for child care or take off work every time something comes…

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