My cousins husband (in one of the below pics) said to me when I was first blogging- you’re not going to be one of those people who writes things like- sorry I haven’t blogged in a while…LOL yes I’ve turned into that person!
Here’s what I’ve been up to.
The last time I posted I had gone to Baltimore Magazine’s Top Singles of 2012 party
I had been chosen to be in their February issue (honestly not my favorite picture) but the party was very fun and tons of people saw the magazine. Now the whole world knows I’m single…more on that later.
The party was at Bond Street Social and was definitely a good time. Packed with people, good music, drinks,- all around fun time.
I’ve spent time with these people:
Yes- I am related to these red headed children! They’re my little cousins. I think technically second cousins once removed. Something like that.
I’ve also become gluten free, dairy free, and soy free. I know this will spark a lot of conversation- but I have had stomach issues and some arthritic flare ups in my knee and a lot of it has been cured by cutting some things out of my diet. I’ve been eating this way- 95% of the time- for almost 2 months. But of course, now I realize that the second I go to eat something that’s not free of these things (mainly the soy and gluten) I’m in pain the next day.
I’ve also seen a naturopathic doctor and I feel amazing. You can read more about naturopathic medicine here but the woman I have met with is awesome. She looks at everything you do, eat, how you live your overall life, what your family history is etc, and helps you figure out what lifestyle changes you need to make to better your life. This includes diet, physical activity, going to bed early, taking herbal supplements and so on. I love it. I have more energy and I feel over all more happy then ever. I know it’s hard to think that some food can cause sluggishness and lethargy when you love the way they taste (trust me I love cheese) but I feel so much better when I don’t eat those. I’ve even cut way back on my beloved wine and champagne.
I’ve been working hard, enjoying the weather, taught a yoga class at Charm City Run in McHenry Row, and next week on March 30th I will be teaching a 2 hour Yoga After Dark Class at Charm City Yoga Midtown.
The class will be two hours from 8-10pm including an hour of yoga flow, 30 minutes of yin yoga and 30 minutes of yoga nidra. Light refreshments and tea to follow. Please sign up here! It’s all levels so bring your friends!
One last thing- I am working very hard to make a yoga retreat happen at this gorgeous resort next January. Let me know what you think!
I read this yesterday in one of my classes and I know it resonated with a few of you so I thought I’d share.
It’s easy to go through this fast-paced world feeling as if you are being dragged through your weeks on the back of a wild horse. Many of us go from one thing to another until we end up back at home in the evening with just enough time to wind down and go to sleep, waking up the next morning to begin the wild ride once more. While this can be exhilarating for certain periods of time, a life lived entirely in this fashion can be exhausting, and more important, it places us in the passenger’s seat when really we are the ones who should be driving.
When we get caught up in our packed schedule and our many obligations, weeks can go by without us doing one spontaneous thing or taking time to look at the bigger picture of our lives. Without these breaks, we run the risk of going through our precious days on a runaway train. Taking time to view the bigger picture, asking ourselves if we are happy with the course we are on and making adjustments, puts us back in the driver’s seat where we belong. When we take responsibility for charting our own course in life, we may well go in an entirely different direction from the one laid out for us by society and familial expectations. This can be uncomfortable in the short term, but in the long term it is much worse to imagine living this precious life without ever taking the wheel and navigating our own course.
Of course, time spent examining the big picture could lead us to see that we are happy with the road we are on, but we would like more time with family or more free time to do whatever we want at the moment. Even if we want more extreme changes, the way to begin is to get off the road for long enough to catch our breath and remember who we are and what we truly want. Once we do that, we can take the wheel with confidence, driving the speed we want to go in the direction that is right for us. ~Madisyn Taylor
Spring is officially here- so take a moment to clear out the clutter in your house, apartment, in your brain, make a green smoothie, and have some time for yourself.
And oh yeah- I met my very own Brad Pitt- but that’s all I’m saying about that.