Thank you for your comments, e-mails, Tweets and messages. Each and every one was humbling and touching beyond words. I do feel lucky and grateful to be a part of such a powerful network of women (and some men!). Each day presents a new challenge and lesson to be learned. A friend of mine forwarded me an e-blast from Asheville Community Yoga and the message of the e-mail hit the nail on the head.
A fine line exists between control and flow. We do our best to control our internal and external environment. We manage our time, our work, reputation, money and try to manage other people–with varying degrees of success. We exert control over our bodies by choosing our food or denying it food, rest or even a deep breath. We feel emotions or stuff them down. We’re good at control. In many ways, control is necessary and appropriate but too much of it tightens the mind, harms the body and armors us against the freedom flow that we actually deeply desire. The truth is that much of the time control is impossible and the only way to avoid suffering is to give up the habit of trying to control.
I love Asheville yogis and all of their wisdom. I think I’ll read this daily.
Here are some of the things that have helped me start my week on a good note.
Pumpkin oatmeal and a pretty pumpkin on my front steps.
A soy latte with a side of cute golden retriever. Although this soy latte reminded me how sad I am that Starbucks is doing away with free soy milk upgrades with the gold card.
And frozen yogurt. It’s hard to say whether I like crushed waffle cones or cinnamon toast crunch more. 😉
A new vanilla pumpkin candle for my office. Smells so good!
A warm and toasty turkey sub from Which Wich. I love their sandwiches so much. They FAR exceed Subway or any of the other chain places.
I mean, really…there are no words for this one.
Lunch at Whole Foods. Note the sweet potato biscuit. If you are at WF and see one of these, add it to your plate. You won’t be sorry!
A new lululemon Cool Racerback in Metro colors. They never have orange so I was very excited to discover work-appropriate lulu!
And finally, I had the opportunity to teach three classes today. Two yoga and one circuit training. I finished each of the three classes beaming from ear to ear. I never had an opportunity to workout today but leading others through their workout was enough for me. Teaching makes me so happy.
Now it’s time for dinner and relaxation. I hope that y’all are having a great week. What is one thing that started your week off on a good note?