Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. 

January 29, 2016

See the light, walk into the light, be grateful for the light, look for the light. 

 

There's a reason so many of our metaphors regarding hope and encouragement, wisdom and mastery have to do with light. We identify with it as creatures-on-a-journey; it is our guide (both literally and figuratively), our protector, and our source of and for life. 

 

So, it's a nice idea, when struck by indecision, fatigue, disappointment, or shattered illusions, to think about becoming reunited by and with it. It is our teacher and the amazing thing is, it's always there. And if it disappears for a while? You know it has to come back. 

 

Some universal laws are unquestionable. 

 

There is great comfort in that. 

 

Now. Go be light. 

January 28, 2016

Because artifice is exhausting.

January 27, 2016

Right??

 

Sometimes you just end up in the same room with the unlikliest of people. 

 

And you just have to wonder...

January 26, 2016

It's not until you've wandered over the edge of the cliff do you realize

 

                         you should have carried a rope. 

January 25, 2016

Last night was one of those long, dark, tea-times of the soul and, man, do those ever smack you in the face with the reality you've created for yourself. 

 

Well, you know what? Today, I may be terrified, but things are going to change around here. 

 

It's time to go with the light. 

 

 

January 24, 2016

Ayurvedic Love For Yogis:**
 

I first learned about Soma formula when I studied at 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, Arizona.

(And, by the way, if you're looking for a place to retreat, to find yourself, to be in one of the most powerful, natural places on earth, I urge you to go when you can and stay as long as you can. Seven Centers changed my life). 

 

So. That being said, we can move on. ;)

 

Herbs can be essential in a yoga practice by supporting the physical, energetic, and spiritual aspects of the entire individual. The vital constituents of herbs contain a life essence which, in Ayurveda, is called Soma.

 

The following is a traditional Soma formula that has been handed down, practitioner to practitioner, essential for rebuilding the ojas, or the life essence of the body. 

 

This recipe (and it's information) is courtesy of 7 Centers Yoga Arts. 
 

Ashwaghanda – this is a body /mind tonic for the muscles, nerves and bones, it lowers anxiety and builds immunity.

 

Shatavari – counters deh...

January 24, 2016

 

I love, love (dare I say luuuurve?) making my own remedies, from home- to skin/self-care products.

 

I mean, serious DIY herby dorkness happening over here. 

 

So, I thought it high time to share my DIY laundry soap recipe with you sweet, fellow herby-nerds. 

The following homemade laundry soap is safe for you, for sensitive skin, and your septic system. It can even be used in front-loading washers.

 

Now, to the Borax controversy... Contrary to some information out there, BORAX (sodium tetraborate) is not toxic (at least, not as a cleaning product; don't go eating it, by any means). BORIC ACID is toxic. 

 

HOWEVER, that being said, I absolutely only use the natural borax powder from Mountain Rose Herbs.

 

But I want you to follow the Borax rabbit hole so that you can be completely comfortable in your choices. Here's a link to the borax data safety sheet here.

 

Crunchy Betty featured a post on the borax question, as well. So, absolutely, do your own research, my sweets. 

 

Okay: onward!

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January 22, 2016

I don't need to go on and on about time and its changeable nature. We all know how time can fly in the midst of a good meal, a great conversation, a creative burst of energy. 

 

We also know how it can drag--sitting on the tarmac in a stalled airplane, sitting through a business meeting, etc. 

 

But it's the same time. 

 

So, that's the question. When did you get so focused on clocking your own misery that you ignore the flowy slipstream you can step into at any moment? 

January 20, 2016

See you soon!

January 19, 2016

 We always talk about what we want to become (I do it, too--all the time) and you know? I've come to realize how much pressure that puts on our poor, over-burdened bodies and minds. I mean, my god, we're here and sometimes that is so easy to forget. 

 

A Buddhist parable compares human incarnation to the liklihood of a blind turtle, rising to the surface of the ocean every hundred years, putting his head through a wooden cattle-yoke floating on the waves of the sea, tossed and lost by the winds and currents. 

 

So. You're here.

 

Now do you believe you began with nothing? 

 

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