the week that was - in pictures

I didn't expect the week back from yoga teacher training to be this exhausting. But I wanted to make a point to listen to my body. To give what I needed. To take the time to really be present with myself. I am so glad that I was gentle with myself. Not only do I feel proud that I tuned in, but I'm super excited to get back in the swing of things this week.

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This week brought a few days of scarf weather. I'll take it wherever I can find it. I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune in March, but it feels awesome right now.

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We found a piece of clover in our bag of spinach. I know it doesn't have four leaves, but it still felt super lucky to me.

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I am so super excited to have these full-sized Erin Condren notebooks (ordering through that link will get $10 off for you and $10 off for me). I am so excited to start deciphering my yoga school scribble into organized notes. I think I'm going to use the top one first. I think.

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I love that Nathan and I are such nerds. One night, we were in bed at 9:30. Reading. Nerdy stuff. I just love that man.

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Miranda came to visit us this weekend. There are no words for how hard we laughed. And a good portion of that was because of the Woodchuck+Woodfords we enjoyed. I mean, seriously friends. Hard cider and bourbon. Yes, please! (Oh, and local pumpkin+chocolate chip loaf.)

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These two are seriously my favorite people on the planet. We need a family-friendly insulting gesture! (This is right before Nathan got all "Get off my lawn!")

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Bonus happy today! Our favorite local coffee shop has a small batch of some of our favorite Asheville chocolate! We are savoring it. But, dude. I just want to stuff it all in my face.

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I am so incredibly excited for the week ahead. I have several blogposts (and a newsletter!) just waiting to come out through my fingers. I'm back on a regular in-studio yoga schedule. I feel focused and energized and driven, but still oh-so content.

Maybe part of that is the chocolate speaking.

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Be Still starts October 1. This offering presents information that I am so glad that I have learned. And that I was truly able to experience this past week. Now I'm inviting you to embrace the same knowledge.

Let's find some quiet.

When I make a commitment to spend time each day in stillness, the better I feel. The more prepared I am to be intentional. The more content I am with what I do. The more fulfilled and present and alive I feel. The more I experience my life.

Let me say that again. By choosing to spend time in quiet each day, I experience more of my life.

I know quiet can be scary. Quiet can seem elusive.

Where is the time? Where is the space? Where is the energy? I don't know how to do it. I don't know when to do it. I don't know what I'll find.

Yes, yes, and yes.

But you've got me. To help you find stillness. And to help you figure out what you find there.

We'll look at the noise, the nonsense. We'll look at how we distract ourselves. How we don't allow ourselves space to recharge. How we use technology and busyness and achievement to create distance between ourselves and the stillness we need. We'll explore the tendency we have - as adults - to avoid quiet in a similar way to toddlers that fight sleep.

We know we'll feel better, but we're afraid we'll miss something. Forget something. Learn something. Allow peace. Embrace quiet. Be still.

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