Rasham Nassar’s life changed when she went to college. Like many students entering university, she was shocked to realize that life wasn’t what she had always known, and coped with changes and life pressures by abusing alcohol. Alcohol took over her life, and by age 26, she entered rehab.
She found inspiration in the yoga teacher at the center, and found solace in her own hear. By turning inward, she was able to walk out of the prison she had built for herself.
I love this post from Amber of My Crazy Healthy Life blog. A beautiful story of transformation and a desire to help others embrace their ‘extraordinary-ness’ and live a wholesome life.
“Make your life extraordinary” has been my mantra for the past fourteen years. Somewhere in my late twenties, I realized that regular just doesn’t work for me–I want more out of life. And so began my quest to become extraordinarily healthy. I traded in my running shoes for a yoga mat, stopped eating meat, and learned how to meditate. My new life was anything but regular. It also made me stronger, healthier, and happier than I had ever been before. Read the full post.
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Today is a beautiful, sunny day in Georgia. Like a lizard basking on a rock, I sat outside at lunch soaking up as much vitamin D as I could in an hour. I caught up on my blog roll, and fielding comments on my blog when I found that I’d received a little more sunshine.
As a devoted blogger and devour-er of beautiful content in the blogsphere, it was quite an honor to receive love and gratitude from a fellow writer. Thanks so much to the Food Yogi who nominated me for my second Sunshine Award! I wasn’t quite sure how to react in terms of posting as it seemed somewhat self-ingratiating, but I stopped myself to think about how to receive a gift. Continue reading →
I often joke that Yoga is my coffee. Not as a goal or something to check off of my to do list, but as a purpose, a means to evolve and move forward. The house is still, the room is dark, my alarm goes off, I hear the clink of my dogs’ collars as they awake, and I begin to move. The day is new, and it’s time to take another step forward. Each day is new, different, often challenging and very often rewarding.
But, I want to hear about what get you up in the morning. If you didn’t have to worry about work being the driving force to get you up, that is if you could sleep until your eyes popped open, what motivates you to kick each days a$$? Of course, these choices aren’t mutually exclusive, but I want to know the first thing that comes to your mind.