6.28.2016

Currently

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Basking: in the glory of accomplishment after completing my 200 hour training to become a certified yoga instructor.

Enjoying: the privilege of reading for pleasure again now that training is over and much of my leisure time is my own again.

Stopping: to appreciate the small things in life...like the smell of lavender in my front yard, my new office location at work, a cold crisp glass of white wine.

Content: with my new cut. I went shorter than I ever have. It's no muss, no fuss, and I absolutely adore it!

Looking forward to: the summer getaways. Staycations, vacations, girlfriend getaways, and family fun!

Letting go of: Old hurts, old people, old ways, old thoughts, old words. Life and experience have taught me that in order to get NEW, you have to do NEW (forsaking some things and people from the past).

3.31.2016

Lately...

As always, my life lately has been an adventure. From big hair, to yoga, to a clean cut...not to mention family, spring, and adding some color back to the wardrobe. 
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3.29.2016

And So It Goes

I've been flirting with the idea of a haircut for some time now. Anyone who's known me over the years knows, I grow my hair then I cut it. Grow, cut, grow, cut...and that's no different now that I wear my hair in it's natural state. So last week I managed to get an appointment with my longstanding stylist, Therese Reese (aka Lola B) and she hooked me up with a fresh cut for spring.

Prior to the cut, she washed me, deep conditioned me, steamed me, and blew me dry.
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We agreed she'd cut me into a style where the sides and back would be short while leaving maximum length on top. It's a tapered cut but it's Therese's creative version which means disconnected and razored.

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The end result is a little bit of everything...funky, edgy, asymmetric, and a bob.
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There's the fabulous T taking the picture.
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I love it straight...stayed tuned to see the curly version once I wash my hair.

3.22.2016

Journey to Yoga

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As I write this post, I can say I've never been more sore (over my entire body) in my life!! I've spent the last three weekends with fellow yoginis learning, teaching, stretching, growing and trying. And though it's been challenging, the journey to becoming a certified yoga instructor has also been rewarding.
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Our focus for the last several weeks has been the body module of training, which is how westerners typically begin their relationship with yoga. It's the aspect of yoga that deals with the body. Everything from what we eat, to how we breathe, anatomy, practicing the postures, teaching them, hands on assists and modifications.   
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What I most appreciate about this experience so far (and we're more than halfway through...yay) is the aspect of self exploration that inevitably occurs on this journey. It's an exercise of karma, self-actualization, checking your ego.
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