July 2017

Monday Mantra: I Am Not a Chickenshit

Chickenshit isn’t the prettiest word, but it was appropriate for today.

I was talking to a friend yesterday about how to listen to your inner voice. We both expressed that though we try to listen to ourselves—sometimes we can’t determine what is real and what is just anxiety or doubt. As we contemplated, she blurted out, “ya know I have to remember, I’ve done a lot of things in my life, I’m not a chickenshit. Why can’t I remember that in the face of doubt?” And so began, this week’s mantra. 

Friday Digs

Happy Friday. It was quite a week for me—I got to see my husband for a few days while he was home from work—and we got a puppy!

It’s Friday Digs.

Kundalini Meditaion: Radiance Kriya

Kundalini Yoga—in some circles it’s called “the weird yoga”—in other circles it’s called the yoga of awareness.

Kundalini is a practice that guides us to send energy in, out, and through the body. It uses breathing and movement techniques targeted at specific systems within the physical and energetic body. In some practices you stick your tongue out and roar, in others you balance on your fingers and toes and bounce up and down for 5 minutes straight. It depends on the practice and your desired outcome.

Monday Mantra: Empowerment Now

What is empowerment?

Speaking up when you feel called to. Standing your ground to defend your worth. Giving. It can be a lot of things, but to me, empowerment starts with recognizing the now.

Friday Digs

Happy Friday. I am looking forward to a weekend working on projects and catching up with friends. But first, it’s Friday Digs!

Wanna Matcha?

Whether you are a matcha fan or not–I bet you’ll be a fan of Ashley Townend. She’s the founder of Wanna Matcha?–a pop up shop that serves matcha mocktails around Boise. Not only are her unique drinks delicious, (I’m looking at you unicorn matcha), but her and her husband Austin are all smiles every Saturday at their pop up booth at the Boise Farmer’s Market. If you’re not local to Boise Ashley’s still got plenty of matcha knowledge to pass on and this week she’s sharing it with us.  

Monday Mantra: I Am My Own Advocate

“Say no.” It’s become such a powerful quote in the name of mindfulness—so much so that I’ve started to ignore it. I’ve started to label it as cliché and unimportant. [Oh how our arrogance is never far, even in the practice of mindfulness.]

So, last night I hit play on a favorite podcast of mine, Dear Sugar with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond. The topic was “no” and I honestly didn’t think it pertained to me too much, but I listened anyway because it’s my favorite and because Oprah was the guest, (rule in my book—if it involves the big “O”, you pay attention.)

I already had today’s mantra written, but after listening I knew that this week’s mantra had to be about saying “no”. Not because I thought you needed it—but because I did. 

Friday Digs

Man did this week fly by?! I am looking forward to a weekend camping by the Salmon River.

Here’s Friday Digs!