Nature’s Revival

It’s been a slow start to the morning in our household. It’s a moon day for me – I’m off work, I’m still in my PJs, and my coffee isn’t quite finished. My only plans for the day are to get outside, run a few errands, and relax. We all need a moon phase just as much as sun. Relax just as much as you work.

Our windows are open & the birds are chirping, and slowly I breathe in the fresh, warm air of spring. It’s the season of nature’s revival; the trees are sprouting and the flowers are breaking free of the earth. It’s a beautiful renaissance of a time, where we are all awakening from the hibernation of winter – ready to work on ourselves and achieve new goals for the year that lies ahead. It’s my favorite time of the year because the energy is strong & positive. Continue reading

The Unexpected Teachings of Yoga

It’s truly spectacular what a new moon’s energy can do to my motivation. I have felt like a completely new person, focusing on myself and guiding myself through new challenges every day. It’s stimulating as well as rewarding.

Yoga has always been an off & on practice for me, but lately it’s been my morning routine. I have fallen for it in a new way & I know this time is different. I’m excited to wake up every morning, roll out the mat, set up the tripod, press record, and begin. I’ve looked at yoga through a new lens, a perspective different than before, & I’m discovering things about myself that I haven’t previously.

Yoga can teach much more than how to be flexible or how to pose in Lotus. It’s teaching me life lessons. Here are a few things I am discovering:

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Plenty of people have questioned how Kolin & I left everything (and everyone) we knew to go live on our own, especially at our age. We ventured out into the vast world of the unknown & took our chances.

To this day I get asked, “How did you know it was time to leave? Was it hard leaving everyone behind? How did you do it?” Continue reading

It’s the Little Things


It’s been a minute since I posted, been a crazy month of job changes, lifestyle changes, and holidays without the family.

Christmas was definitely off, we weren’t able to make it home. Luckily, Kolin has distant family here who took us in like we were their own 🙂 That helped a lot, and at least Kolin & I have each other. We were able to have a ‘virtual’ Christmas of opening presents with our family over Facetime, the best we could do 🙂

My life is kind of a mess right now & you’d think I’d be more worried, but what good does that do? Continue reading