Friday, February 12, 2016

Humans of New York

I've written about Humans of New York on here before. The site, book, and social media feed all have a way of bringing up strong feelings of sympathy and compassion. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Currently, HONY is taking a tour through federal prisons, sharing photographs and documenting stories. I've been incredibly moved by this particular series.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sea of Dreams

Awe struck. Missing this place!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Morven Farm

Yesterday, I attended a mindfulness retreat up at Morven Farm here in Charlottesville. We practiced seated meditation, yoga, body scans, and mindful eating and walking. I went home feeling as if I'd been at a spa all day.

My favorite take away was a response to the question, why do we meditate? To hear what's there.

Friday, January 29, 2016

New Music Fridays

Thanks to our community radio station, WNRN, for the Israel Nash find! As of yesterday, I'm officially obsessed. His new album, Silver Season, came out towards the end of 2015. It's flawless from start to finish.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Food for Thought

What if I all I want is a small, slow, simple life? What if I am most happy in the space of in between. Where calm lives. What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that?

I simply could not wait to share this. Cheers to mediocrity!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow Storm Jonas

Like most of the mid-Atlantic, we were snowed in this weekend. Brett got out for some cross country skiing while I did some online yoga classes and caught up on phone calls and podcasts. It was relaxing and peaceful. Just what we needed!

Suppose we did our work like the snow, quietly, quietly, leaving nothing out. -Wendell Berry

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Bookmarked (Snow Day Prep)

+ For a good laugh

+ A Manifesto of a Doer (loved #12)

+ 26 tiny things to start

+ Episode 1 of In Defense of Food

+ Adding this one to my reading list

+ New fav show to watch while cooking

+ Speaking of cooking, give me all the casseroles!