Tuesday, February 10, 2015

tuesday morning zen

i love tuesday mornings.  out of all the days of the week, it just might be one of my favorites.  you might think it odd that i would choose tuesday.  after all the weekends do have the reputation of being the favorite of all the days.  don't get me wrong, i do love my weekends, but tuesdays are different.

because my teaching day doesn't start until midday on tuesdays, i enjoy a much slower and relaxed start to the day.  i'm able to have not just one, but two cups of tea if i want and really savor it versus gulping it down because i need to leave in the next 5 minutes.  i have time to journal, read blogs, and even get some work done.  my creativity seems to fire on all cylinders and the ideas seem to flow so easily. what i've noticed is that the lovely relaxed pace that starts in the morning tends to continue all day long.

my plan is to create more mornings like tuesday, but how?  how can i create that same zen feel with less time?  stay tuned!

love & peaceful mornings,

cindy  :)

i'd love to hear if you have a favorite zen-filled morning and if so, what makes a relaxing start to your day.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

on christmas morning 2014

it is a beautiful crisp day here.  the sun is brilliantly shining and it's quiet.  oh you can still hear the cars moving down the highway, but not nearly as much as what you'd normally hear on a regular thursday morning.  the busyness that usually surrounds our space is still for the moment, and i love it.

i'm hoping to get out to the park for a walk a little later this morning before our other quests arrive, but for now i'm going to make myself a cup of tea and enjoy the quiet just a little longer.

merry christmas  :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

my full house & a pose for wednesday

things are hoppin' around here and the house is filling up as we inch closer and closer to the holidays. two of my boys are back in the nest; the miami boy (with my granddog zilla) and my youngest, the pittsburgh boy.  this weekend my oldest son and his family (a.k.a. the corpus group) will be arriving and our cozy 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment will be overflowing with a total of 9 people, 4 dogs, and 2 cats.  space is going to be at a premium, but i wouldn't have it any other way.  i love having everyone under the same roof and am looking forward to lots of laughter and if the past is any indicator, a pretty competitive game night.  good times are in store!

in other news, it's wednesday so what better time than now to share one of my favorite yoga poses,

standing forward fold!

i LOVE uttanasana.  it calms the mind and helps relieve stress and mild depression, reduces fatigue and anxiety, can help with headaches and insomnia, helps with digestion, and can be really helpful with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and sinusitis among other things.  i mean really, what's not to love!  try it.  take just a few moments sometime today to hang upside down and breathe.  let me know what you think.  

peace y'all,

cindy  :)