The last walk…

The weekend is here Travellers,

I hate to say it but, we are at the end of our morning walks as the light is arriving a few minutes later each day and the temperature is slowly drifting towards a frost.

It’s time to break out the cardigans and the hoodies.

I’d like to just take a moment this morning to stop and consider the sheer genius of the seasons. The intricacies of their progression. The way they nurture one another. The way Spring gives it’s rain to Summer for green green everything. Summer warms the Earth and nurtures everything it touches, fortifying it for Fall. Fall slows down the speed of life to ease into Winter. Winter then stores all it’s energy in a sort of restful sleep, then the world goes quiet, only to erupt in a crescendo that we call Spring.

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Storms

Good morning Travellers,

It’s a rainy one, all night, all morning. Think there’s been more rain here this year than any year of my entire life, no matter where I’ve lived. Rain. Rain. Rain.

Sometimes I feel like it’s trying to wash away something…(Listen and insert Bon Iver)

Last night, as the storm was coming, it was really quite beautiful…there’s is a strange beauty in chaos isn’t there? Though I’m not sure storms are really chaos, are they? I really liked how the sky looked like it was swelling around the sun, swathing it in darkness…this is around 7pm..it made a sunshine belly button in the sky…

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Do you have a Vienna?

Dear Travellers,

This past weekend, I was watching “The Politician” on Netflix, which was a lukewarm experience on the whole outside of two moments. Both of them involved Ben Platt singing. There’s a reason this man won a Tony, am I right?

Anyways, the second song comes near the end of the series. It kinda makes the other 7 hours of it all worth it when he sings “Vienna” which is Billy Joel gold. I think I may have all forgotten just how good Joel was as a lyricist much less pianist. When the song was originally released, I was just a little kid and didn’t even know what it was about.

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Functional Meditation #1

Good morning Travellers,

I’d like to begin with a little explanation of what this is and what the end goal is.

Because I think it’s advisable to have some sense of direction when setting off on an adventure versus wandering in the desert for a century…

I’m a practitioner of functional movement. Functional movement is using exercise to not only strengthen the body, but to also make us more effective and less strained by everyday life tasks. The movements are multiple muscle group based, use a good deal of core action and have a practical nature that makes everyday life better.

I’m attempting to apply the idea of functionality to meditation in a similar fashion. My goal is to make it this an accessible and practical skill that will ease the stress of everyday life. Something you could use at anytime, anywhere. Standing up, sitting down, laying down, with music, without music.

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The Machinations of Meditation

Hola Travellers,

It’s Friday and I feel so obligated to share something with you from our morning walk…I’ve never seen anything quite like this and I was barely off the front lawn to take the photo…

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It’s like a weird wall of light. I find it rather spectacular. Look at that line of sunshine. So fabulously weird, isn’t it? This planet is awesome, isn’t it?

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Monkey Business

Happy Wednesday Travellers,

My deepest condolences for missing our prior engagement know as Imagination Monday. I arrived here right on time, ready to go, but something happened to my blog and I was unable to get a post up. Actually my entire Monday was a one huge technical fiasco. All the devices built to make my life easier, faster, better instead  made most of my day wildly harder, slower and un-fabulous.

I’ll be back next week for “L”…we leave no letter behind here…

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Need

Good evening Travellers,

I hadn’t planned on writing today, but heard a song and felt I had something to say after all…

Woke up late this morning, which was nice. Charlie is an awesome tiny spoon partner in bed. Never thought I would say that about a cat, much less live with cats.

Made brunch for the first time as a single girl. With my very favorite pancake recipe:

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One Granule

It’s a rainy Saturday Travellers,

Rainy weekend days are really great for thinking aren’t they? And moving in a slightly slower modality. Even dogs and cats seem to nap more or stare out the windows watching life beyond the walls.

I spent an hour roaming the interweb this morning. It really is a sort of vastness that can stop an individual in their tracks. So many lives, so many ideas, so many voices, so many choices and all the advice in the world. It always makes me wonder, where do I fit in? Do you remember each day how many hearts are beating in this world?

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A sprained life

 

 

It’s Friday Travellers,

This has been a rough one. It’s been almost four days since my sprain, and while I’m definitely on the mending road, it’s probably going to be another couple weeks before I am back to my full plyometric strength.

I stood on my front porch this morning, watching the sunrise in the distance. For a brief moment, I felt like it was saying, the world is still out here, waiting for you, but let’s be honest, the world stops for no woman. It was a really good one too. The clouds looked like rippled sheets across morning’s bed of a sky. The little waves were tinged with reds and pinks against the periwinkle blue. Even now it’s quite lovely…

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Moving at the speed of LIFE

What’s up Travellers,

OH, life is not without a sense of humor. Or a sense of very poor timing. Or doling out the last thing you need to deal with at the least opportune moment. Maybe it’s a test of resolve, I dunno…

This morning I have no tales of great skies on glorious walks. Why? Because last night I sprained my ankle quite badly while mowing the lawn. I rolled it stepping off the curb and it swelled within minutes. Then I spent the next hour rather feverishly driving around trying to find an open immediate care clinic while crying and panicking about all the unfortunate turns my life has taken. Took me three tries to find one that was still open at 7:30pm.

It was not my finest hour.

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