My Favorite Blogs

There are a few blogs that I visit every day. No matter what is going on I make time to check in with these ladies. Their content is original, voices clear, layouts inviting and their coverage is perfectly aligned with my favorite things. They share glimpses of lives that I admire. And God bless them, they post regularly (working on that myself). I know you will love them too:

Sous Style

Cupcakes and Cashmere

Elements Of Style

The Love List

Southern Ecletic

My Cup Of Te

Timeless Cool

Emerson’s Journal


Positive Psychology

Good morning all. I am deeply inspired by this video. The speaker touches on the power of positive psychology and the importance of choosing happiness now. Choosing to feel fulfilled today. Check it out if you have 12 minutes to spare today. A fantastic message as we start the week.


Babson Center For Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership: YOGAWOMAN Boston Event

Love yoga? Interested in the way that women’s leadership is igniting a yogic revolution? Please save the date for a most wonderful event hosted by the Babson Center For Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership: Empowered by Mind, Body, and Soul: How Women are Transforming the Yoga Industry. I am absolutely delighted to be participating in this celebration of women’s leadership and yoga. Don’t miss the chance to take class with the iconic Lynne Bergier, founder of Back Bay Yoga and Sweat and Soul Yoga, followed by a panel discussion on the business of yoga and a screening of the documentary YOGAWOMAN. This event is open to the public and FREE. If you are in the Boston area, please join, it is going to be a fabulous event. Here are the deets peeps:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 Yoga originated in ancient India where it was designed for, and predominately practiced by, men. Today, over 85% of people that practice yoga are women. Women have transformed yoga into a global industry, taking it to the mainstream as an empowerment practice to balance the mind, body, and soul.

Empowered by Mind, Body, and Soul: How Women are Transforming the Yoga Industry offers the unique opportunity to learn more about how woman have shaped the modern-day yoga industry. This multi-faceted event will examine the complexities of the practice, the business and art of yoga, featuring a complimentary yoga class and a panel session featuring local yoga thought-leaders and entrepreneurs, and culminating with a film screening of the recent documentary YOGAWOMAN.

Yoga as Practice –The Glavin Family Chapel: 5:00-5:45 p.m. 

Kick off the event with yoga in practice! This complimentary yoga class will be led by Lynne Begier, founder of the famed Back Bay Yoga Studio in Boston. The class will take place in The Glavin Family Chapel, overlooking Babson’s pristine campus. Bring your own mat, or use one of ours.

Yoga as Business, Panel Session- Olin Auditorium: 6:00-6:45 p.m.

Yoga is one of the few industries that has expanded since the recession, currently valued at $6 billion dollars. Join us for an evening with yoga’s thought leaders and entrepreneurs, Karissa Azonabor, Regional Manager of lululemon athletica, Lynne Begier, Founder of Back Bay Yoga Studio, and Alexandra Curtiss, Chief Yoga Officer of YogaSource Boston, to explore the business of yoga, and how and why women are driving the growth of this booming industry. Babson’s Professor Danna Greenberg, author of The New Entrepreneurial Leader, will moderate the panel.

 A Screening of the Acclaimed Documentary YOGAWOMAN- Olin Auditorium: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

This documentary takes you on a tour around the world to hear from the generation of women who are leading the yoga movement. They’re strong, they’re inspiring, and they’re radically changing peoples’ lives. From Manhattan to Kenya, YOGAWOMAN uncovers the ways that women have changed the face of yoga forever.


The Dance

For those of you that know me well, you know I have a bizarrely intense love of country music for a New Englander. I have an all time favorite song from this genre and it is The Dance, by Garth Brooks. The lyrics tell of an intense love lost but despite the acute heartbreak, the singer insists that lost love is better than a life absent of love. I believe it speaks to living fully, taking risks, and making oneself vulnerable. Reach fully to experience the intense joys of life no matter what it may cost. Whether it is relationships, career, self-love…..do it with your whole heart, do it right, knowing that you can survive any challenge.

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared ‘neath the stars alone
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you’d ever say goodbye

And now I’m glad I didn’t know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I’d of had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn’t I a king
But if I’d only known how the king would fall
Hey, who’s to say you know I might have chanced it all

And now I’m glad I didn’t know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I’d of had to miss the dance

Yes, my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I’d of had to miss the dance


Emerson

Right On.

You Tell 'em.

Darn Straight.

 

Yessir.


Be Kind.

This has been in my inspiration file on my computer for a while and in reviewing my 2011 goals this morning I found it. Happy Friday Everyone!


Photos

Below are some images that I think are incredibly beautiful and are very special to me. A million thanks to the supremely talented Sheryl Green of Timeless Cool for shooting. A gazillion thanks to my family for being the best. More to come soon my beauties. xo