- Recommitting to yoga. Throughout this past year, my yoga practice has, unfortunately, taken a backseat to other activities and obligations. With good intentions, I began a home practice but found it difficult to stay as disciplined and motivated as I was when I was taking classes at a studio. So, this past weekend I joined a wonderful little studio near our home and renewed my commitment to yoga with a beautifully flowing vinyasa class. It felt so amazing to return to the mat, stretching myself (physically and mentally) in ways that I haven't for a long time. I felt a wave of openness and possibility wash over my heart...
- Getting married less in less than three weeks! (Thank you all so much for your sweet comments on last week's wedding-themed posts.)
- Blooming periwinkle hydrangea plants. Basil growing on our porch. Tossing a Frisbee at the park. Glowing pink and purple sunsets over the South River. Long sunny days. Juice from Wonji Juice Bar (current favorite is a blend of carrot + cucumber + apple +olive oil + basil + rose oil). The gorgeously photographed Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods. Exploring new and exciting opportunities. Happy endorphins after an amazing workout. Delicious dairy-free coconut milk ice cream (so decadent!). Girls' nights. Planning an action-packed whitewater rafting camping foray with good friends for later this summer. Iced chai with almond milk. My new Manduka Equa yoga towel. Rereading The Red Book by the super inspiring Sera Beak. Learning Italian phrases for our honeymoon. Discovering my Style Statement (will share soon!). Scheduling deep tissue massages with my favorite masseuse (have decided to invest in my well-being by making this a semi-regular indulgence). Greening my work surroundings with plants. Making my own salad dressing (currently obsessed with a mixture of tamari + toasted sesame oil + brown rice vinegar + minced shallot + fresh ginger which I drizzle over salads, veggies, tofu, etc.). Good friends, old and new. Champagne mangoes (. Hand-crafted terrariums (how cool are these?!). Dreaming of adopting a shelter dog (hopefully turning this into a reality in the not-too-distant future). Taking the scenic route. Good conversation. Perusing local art exhibitions (can't wait to see the Yves Klein retrospective at the Hirshhorn). Getting back into the groove with Artist Dates. Mellow tunes (Bon Iver, The National, and Okkervil River are getting lots of playtime on my iPod these days). Chunky turquoise jewelry. Reading this blog. And of course, all of you!
Image via Planet Green.