As recently mentioned in the Wednesday "Allignment" class at One Center Yoga, here are two reviews of the recently released book by Richard Wright, Why Buddhism is True:
Today I had the opportunity to lead a private group, Asheville visitors here for a wedding, to the top of Bearwallow Mountain for a group yoga session. The weather couldn't have been more perfect!
Happy Spring :)
I will bring you happy flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
Here's a link to the Happiness Project Ted Talk I've been mentioning in classes this week. Join me in journaling three gratitudes and a positive experience, as well as completing one Random Act of Kindness daily for the next month. <3
My teacher, mentor, and friend, Ryan Conrad, passed away on Feb 23rd, 2017 after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. He died peacefully at 6:40am surrounded by his close family including his beloved wife Brooke and one year old son.
It was an honor to stand on his porch yesterday morning and sing out his soul with a group of other yoga practitioners and friends. We sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" as they carefully carried Ryan from his home. There were tears, rose petals, chimes, and a sea of hugs. I closed my eyes and felt my feet on the ground, focused on the familiar sensations and rhythms of my breath to help me stay present through the waves of emotion. I found the strength to look and truly see his body one last time, to say a final goodbye.
A beautiful meditation practice with Thich Nhat Hanh.Read More
My intention for 2017 is self-care, I intend to consistently reignite the flame within myself, to connect to and tend my inner fire.Read More
"That's why they call it the noble path, Kim." my friend, Kris, said over the phone.Read More
An article about Kim Drye and the value of connection on Wanderlust.comRead More
According to Eric's summary of the research, there are four steps to make yourself happy.
- Ask “What am I grateful for?” No answers? Doesn’t matter. Just searching helps.
- Label those negative emotions. Give it a name and your brain isn’t so bothered by it.
- Decide. Go for “good enough” instead of “best decision ever made on Earth.”
- Hugs, hugs, hugs. Don’t text — touch.
Check out the blog post by Eric or read the book to learn more.
This is the Ted Talk on vulnerability referenced in classes last week.