I hope you’ve been having a great week. I’ve been in St. Louis for a few days just visiting family, which has been amazing and emotional. I’m really going to miss them, but I am excited to get back to my kitty, Oliver. I’m also excited to see what’s going on with the Mourning Doves that have been nesting in the tree outside my window. There was one little bird left before my hopped on the airplane. I’ll miss Baby Bird for sure, but I am hoping he built the confidence to fly off and be free. He was getting big, and before I left he was wanting desperatly to fly, but was really hesitant. He would walk up to the edge, and then kind of back away. He wasn’t quite ready to take off. I’ve had a ton of amazing wildlife build nests outside my window. I can’t wait to see what’s been happening and I’ll share a little story about it when I get back! Stay Tuned…
For now, here are some of my favorite things that inspire me! Hope they inspire you too….
Quick Vid: David Robson: Living The Practice
I love this video because of how David goes deep into explaining how the Ashtanga practice works with the mind. He talks about why we do the physical practice. He discusses how it cultivates concentration and builds equanimity, and how we apply this in our everyday lives. You also get a good look into his family life and how dedicated they are in the practice. He’s explains the roots of Ashtanga and he’s extremely humble.
This book was truly life changing for me, and the lessons continue to inspire me. Here’s an excerpt from Amazon’s description:
“In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system—began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks . . . without a trace of cancer in her body!”
I highly recommend this book.
Documentary to Watch: Dr. Bronners Magic Soapbox
This Doc is seriously AWESOME!I loved it so much, and I can’t stop telling people about it!
Here is a description from their website:
“Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox” is an independent production that was not financed by the Bronner family or Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in any way. However the film has moved the Bronner family to let people know about it. We want to share this film with our longtime customers because it answers questions they might have about who we are today and where our soaps came from, as well as the writing on the label,” says President David Bronner. “It is a nuanced portrayal of Dr. Bronner’s life, conduct and message, and how the values of Dr. Bronner live on today in our company’s ethos and practice.”
I just love this album. Listening to it inspires some creativity in me. It reminds me of the band Squeeze from the 80s.
Check out these photos: Bob Jagendorf :
I love this guys photos! He has so many great photos of the desert, and because of him I am going to take a trip to visit Valley of Fire State Park outside of vegas. Can’t wait!
Eat Some Food From This Cookbook: Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week – This chick knows how to do vegan with spunk. She can do anything vegan and you won’t be able to tell the difference.