words to live by | mushim patricia ikeda

Great Vow for Mindful Activists Aware of suffering and injustice, I, [tara scott], am working to create a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. I promise, for the benefit of all, to practice self-care, mindfulness, healing, and joy. I vow to not burn out. Burnout and self-sacrifice, the paradigm of the lone hero who takes nothing…

moving in the spirit of self-love

Health is not an optimal way to make physical activity relevant and compelling enough for most people to prioritize in their hectic lives…We should count any and every opportunity to move that exists in the space of our lives as valid movement worth doing. ~ Dr. Michelle Segar I taught group fitness classes in an…

move like a goddess

the invitation to move like a goddess is to inhabit your body with full awareness. to embrace its realities. to tend to it in sickness and health! to find physical activities that are meaningful and nourishing. that don’t feel like drudgery or punishment. that make you feel strong, healthy, capable, full of joy — absolutely alive!…

The Girl Who Got Up | TashmicaTorok.com

Originally posted on Tashmica Torok:
Everyone, I’ve been brooding. It has not been pretty. It’s been days of unwashed hair, regular napping and whining about the things I need to do but haven’t actually done when I should really just admit that I have no intention of accomplishing anything more than this run on sentence.…

embodied wisdom: 15-mile meditation

My foot, poised for motion, rests upon solid Earth. My lungs balloon open to capture Air. An expansion that readies my heart for the journey. Oxygen combusts into compassion. Fueled, I step into Wind’s welcoming arms. Blade-sharp chill cuts through illusion. Clear comprehension arises. Movement is my refuge: those sensations, vibrating upward from sole to soul, become…