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Mr. Monkey Brain meet my friends

Taking a moment of quiet seems to be quite the challenge in today’s world. I am certainly guilty of losing many needed moments. But how can we take the moment of silence. That moment of reflection and release?

The answer is personal for all of us. My main distraction is my over active monkey brain. You know that mind that has the shopping list of chores for the day. 

Make the kids lunches 

Wait is the cat litter emptied 

Oh wait I forgot to check that post 

What did I have going on tomorrow?

Is there enough gas in the car? 

The list goes on and on. Sometimes I don’t accomplish one thing. Because I forget from something other lingering thought replacing it.

Essential oils have changed my life. Sometimes we need something to quiet that monkey brain.

Or calm the nerves in that crazy traffic.

Maybe we just need a happy moment to forget the insane day we had or even a challenging moment. There is an essential oil for every need. I’ve been told the thought of them becomes overwhelming and intimidating.

The truth is it’s all about education. Or finding the right outlet, or community to bring that knowledge to you with ease. Before essential oils, my family and I had many issues that we used OTC at times to solve. Which, in the long run, created more problems.

If you’re looking for some relief in life. Let’s find a solution, not a band-aid. The best part you find a natural solution that feeds the mind and body. Let’s at least stop pollution in our own home first. 

Baby steps to success! My favorite saying 

There’s always two responses? 🤔

Crafting can bring two kinds of thinking.

😮 I’m so not that person!

Or

Bring it on I need to craft this chaotic mind away.

The sad truth is anyone, and I do mean anyone can craft. The stigma, the ending result has to be a masterpiece of ultimate proportions. There’s that negative mind trying to take away a sweet piece of zen.

It is not the outcome of crafting, it’s the creating process. It’s the release of everything into the movement of your hands. When chaos arises I need to either workout to release or craft. If I want that double-decker euphoria, I do both.

Being creative without expectation of an outcome. This is an amazing tool that so many of us take for granted.

I’m not an artist

I’m so not a creative person

I could never do that

All mindset that defeats the process before we even get started. Next time you just need a mindless way to release stress, start to doodle. Draw random shapes. You know the kind we learned how to draw in kindergarten. You’d be amazed how shapes turn into stories without even trying. You may surprise yourself and find a hidden creative bone that’s been shaking in fear all these years.

I joined Chalk Couture to take the guesswork out of creating. Oh no she’s selling! No, I’m defining my pic. I’m in no way an artist. I leave that to my very talented daughters. With this creative outlet and freedom, I feel like an artist. Plus the art is not all in the finished product. It’s also in the creating adventure. The blueprint of creativity that brings forth that finished product. That’s why I love inking clothes. It’s mindless yet immensely cathartic. I can’t mess it up. If I do I soon discover it’s a beautiful “mess up”

Let go off assumption and try something new. Who cares if “you’re not that person”

Isn’t it more about the journey than the destination? I tend to think so.

Don't give a Flip

The battle of the good and bad of social media. This shot was taken back in 2016 I copied the Instagram caption. I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was so worried to post it.

The poetry of the movement. The awe that my little girl took the pic. Days before I could even afford the apple watch I wear today. That usually take the pics I take today.

My inner argument before posting.

  • It's too sexy

  • It's too inappropriate

  • Too much skin

  • People will think I'm arrogant

The list goes on and on. Now, after all of my personal growth and education, I could care flipping less. I say take the pic. Be proud! This was work and I was proud. Especially when my daughter said I looked so pretty.

Love You and all the fearless steps you take each day. With each step they get easier. Soon you won't give a flip.

My original caption:

My life is in such a different place! Thanks to #Piyo and the #healthylife and #cleanliving choices I decided to take and embrace as my little girl begged to be my photographer.

So proud my three year old she took the pic!