Sometimes self-care is exercise and eating nutritious foods. Sometimes it's spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes it's laughing about lotus flowers in Happy Baby Pose and wrapping up Savasana so the champagne bottles can be popped. Last night's fundraising event for #BlaineSchool was all about self-care. Thank you to everyone who came out and shared in the good times. Doin good, feelin good.
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
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Room #1 at the Adobe Inn, the "expensive room" by the maitre d's standards, the longest running Inn and Restaurant in Ridgway, Colorado. A gem with a window into my heart.
I've stayed here with a dear friend and on that night our relationship was rocked to it's core, never recovering, never quite the same. I've stayed here with a lover, an adventurous voyager, his vibrance, his darkness eventually taking him to his grave. I said goodbye here to a boyfriend who when we reunited he became my fiance, my husband, and my ex.
A #1 on the door, on the familiar rusted key ring in my hand, myself as one, I cross the threshold into this room with so much memory, an appreciation for those who ventured here with me once before. I vow to be present, to breathe, to be still, here for the first time on my own, in this auspiciously numbered room, as 1.
Read more from "The Be Still Experiment" in my latest blog post "Room for 1" at SarahCunningham.com, link in bio.
Dragonfruit, you've got it going on. Delicious, nutritious, and oh so beautylicious.
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow 💜.
It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world. -Eckhart Tolle
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Random, kind interactions are like magic, so hell, I say sprinkle them around.
Dis-ease is a physical sensation that originates from the gut, an unpleasant vibration, a tension, almost twisting, butterfly wings fluttering, the emotion that resonates is shame. A dull, low-level nausea coincides with the sensation and increases or decreases with intensity in relation to the thoughts that I have come to call the shoulds, the spoasdas, and the coulds; the voices from past experiences, from others, from within, that distort the softer more subtle ones of truth, intuition, the gut, the self. And yet these voices are messengers, guides that help us along our path, if only we learn how to listen.
Read more from the "Be Still Experiment" on my blog, link in bio.
My advice to you is to soften into the discomfort. Accept it. Know that it’s gifting your growth, fuel, and grit. Whatever it may be that you’re claiming as your desire and dream, I wish you the comfort within the discomfort. The stillness within the unease. The softening within the stretch. And mostly, I wish you the match that lights and revives the fire to keep you going. Because you can. Keep going. -Victoria Erickson
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I will linger, just a bit longer, in this moment.
In one of my earliest childhood memories, I sit cross-legged in the middle of my tiny bedroom staring dreamily, off beyond the blue wallpapered walls, into the vast realm of my dreams and fantasies. I'd sit there feeling heavy as my mind weightless, traveled outside the room freely, excited, entertained. I'm not sure when it happened or how the change occurred but I grew into someone who has an insatiable drive to move. And so I came all the way from Chicago, Illinois to Durango, Colorado to learn and practice how to be still.
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Just a little...or a lot.
HAAAPY PLACE 💙HAAAPY Friday.
If you listen carefully, the silence is beautiful.
Synchronicity is an inexplicable and profoundly meaningful coincidence that stirs the soul and offers a glimpse of one's destiny. And it feels like magic when it happens.
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@thunderunner Ahhhmazing running into you at the airport. In-line my friend ✨.
Love, all wrapped up in a sexy black box
Thank you @lululemonchi this is the #sweatlife for sure.
And then there was that time when @lululemonchi showed up to my @corepoweryoga Sculpt class and joined the ranks of some of the strongest yogis I know. Thank you for sweating with me #lululemon and thank you for your lovely post. ・・・
No drop of sweat or ounce of effort is wasted in yogi ambassador @sarahcwellness' practice. She encourages her class with inspiration from a Chinese proverb — "Little by little one travels far. Little by little, great changes are made. So if in the moment it feels you cannot do great things, then do small things in a great way." The proverb reads, "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. #movemountains #thesweatlifeChi
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