So, last week I said that I was going to pull back on blogging. Well, here I am and I happened to blog three times this week as usual. Oops.
I had a great coffee date with a friend yesterday. I still have been feeling a bit blah and and a bit overwhelmed. But after a lovely yoga class together, we sat down for coffee and chatted about what’s been going on. It was exactly what I needed.
She reminded me to say true to my path and my intentions. Honestly, in my effort to DO more this year, I think that I have started to stray from my path and away from what’s important to me. Thank goodness for friends!
Two quick things to share before this week’s Friday Found-up. First, I’m honored to have my post on 10 lessons learned in 10 years of marriage synodicated on BlogHer yesterday! Second, I have a new article on espnW.com on different tools you can use for balance training. Come and visit!
Here’s this week’s Friday Round-Up – some of my favorite posts from this week.
Project Re-Direct: I Stopped Caring
There’s so much in Michelle’s post that resonates with me right now and described above. As I said to her, blogging and social media are funny beasts because we start off doing them because it’s something that we want to do and because we love it. And then, we get caught up in the all the rules and things that we believe that we should do to be successful. And we begin to lose something of ourselves in the process. Michelle decided to stop caring and was able to redirect her efforts.
Why I Don’t Blog / Hudson Valley Portrait Photographer
Jen hits on some similar themes as Michelle in her post and the tension between the creative arts and expectation/obligation/what we think we should be doing. Plus, Jen is an ah-mazing photographer. She was kind enough to take some photos of me a few weeks ago and I can’t wait to share them!
This is an incredible post from Bonnie over at Carla’s blog about the changes that they have encountered in their life together and how they have sought to embrace it and make something out of it. Bonnie and her husband Mikey are simply amazing. I had the pleasure of meeting Bonnie last year and she’s one of the nicest and most genuine people.
Let go of the ego & go into child’s pose
When you’re in yoga class, how many of you actually listen to the teacher and actually take child’s pose when you need to rest or you feel overwhelmed? I’m guessing that it’s not many of you. I know that I have a hard time allowing myself the space (and compassion) to take the pose, to let go of expectations, to just let go in general.
I love this post from Paige because she speaks to this and how it applies to life as well. Sometimes we have to let go of the things that don’t serve us, that we don’t have control over or that has already happened (and cannot change).
Ilene has a gift with words. Her story about how her life was changed in one day and the changes it spurred is simply exquisite.
Do you incorporate balance training into your workouts?
Do you need to re-direct your actions and energy?
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