• FTS, mantra, modern mantra

A New Mantra – FTS

March 1st, the beginning of the 3rd month of my mindful 2016.  March always symbolizes the impending end of the first quarter of the year.  No matter how much I try not to feel pressure at being productive in March, it always puts me in a bit of a panic.  March often brings forth many ideas and the pressure to put them into motion for me.

2016 was no different and today was the day I was going to put my nose to the grindstone and truly begin on some big ideas.  Instead, a relatively minor incident turned all of my productive intentions into tears, doubt and frustration.  I had a mini meltdown and it took some time and some […]

March 1st, 2016|

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  • Friday's High Five Beautiful

Share Your 5 Beautiful Moments

January 22nd, 2016|

Yesterday, my fellow Duranie and author extraordinaire, Karen Booth (also featured on this blog here), nominated me on Facebook to share 5 photos where I felt beautiful.

I was honored to be nominated but also horrified that I would have to search through photos of myself, deem them […]

  • Music, Soothes the Soul

7 Songs To Soothe Your Soul

January 19th, 2016|

It’s been a bad couple of weeks in the music world.  Between Scott Weiland, Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie and now Glenn Frey, I know I’m not alone in feeling a deeper connection to wanting to hear comforting music.  I’m mindful (my Guiding Word of 2016) that music has […]

  • Vision Board, 2016, hopes, dreams, manifest, mindful

A Girl's Night In – Vision Boarding and More

January 15th, 2016|

Last Saturday night, I spent a Girl’s Night In with some local friends to create Vision Boards for 2016.  I did create a Vision Board for 2015 (which I kept quiet about) but it was amazing what things on that board came true (see here for my look […]

  • David Bowie, music, legend, Rolling Stone

How Is There A World Without David Bowie?

January 11th, 2016|

I had another post planned for today but when I read the devastating news about the death of David Bowie last night there was nothing else I could even think about sharing here.  I’m absolutely certain that a large percentage of the music I enjoy was created in part by […]

  • Momentum Jewelry, Designs that Move You, YTT, Yoga Teacher Training, activewear

New Year, New Yoga Teacher.

January 8th, 2016|

That’s right, people.  

It’s a New Year and I’m a new Yoga Teacher.

YTT, New Yoga Teacher, Yoga Teacher Training, CorePower Yoga

In October I mentioned that I was beginning Yoga Teacher Training.  I’m officially […]

  • Mindful, Word of 2016

How I Created A Guiding Word for 2016

January 4th, 2016|

Goals, Resolutions, Intentions and Mantras

(all with capital letters)

are many of the ways most people begin their New Year.  I’m no different.

I’ve done a “start the year” list in 2013, 2014 and […]

  • #GoReIn2015, Goals, Resolutions, Intentions, 2015

A Look Back at 2015

December 23rd, 2015|

2015 has been both wonderful and challenging.  As a blogger, it’s been incredibly inconsistent but as a human being, it’s been very action packed.  Instead of dwelling on not fully meeting all of the goals that I set for myself in my Goals/Resolutions/Intentions post (GoReIn2015)I’m taking a look […]

  • Must See Friday's High Five

5 Must See Movies and TV Shows

November 13th, 2015|

All yoga and no play makes Melissa a dull girl (and bad blogger).

Yoga Teacher Training is draining and it definitely has impacted my ability to post consistently.  I’m pretty sure that will be the case until the end of the year so I hope you’ll bear with me.

YTT […]

  • Simon Le Bon, Birthday

Celebrating 57 Years of Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon

October 27th, 2015|

It’s Simon Le Bon’s 57th birthday!

The man (and his band) are on fire right now.

Duran Duran, Simon Le Bon, Pressure Off, Paper Gods Yes, this hot at 57.  En Fuego! Screen shot from the amazing Duran Duran […]