"my mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
- Maya Angelou

 

Fun flying kites on amazing fall day #fall2013 #jerseycity (at Newport Green)

My green smoothies portioned out and ready for daily consumption!  #smoothie #wellness #yoga #process

My green smoothies portioned out and ready for daily consumption! #smoothie #wellness #yoga #process

EOD one-arm handstands #nbd #aiaio  (at Alexander Interactive)

EOD one-arm handstands #nbd #aiaio (at Alexander Interactive)

My first green juice!  Organic strawberries, spinach, pineapple, almond milk, and chia seeds :) #greenjuice  (at Hamilton Park)

My first green juice! Organic strawberries, spinach, pineapple, almond milk, and chia seeds :) #greenjuice (at Hamilton Park)

It’s cool that Solange Knowles chose to shoot her video in one of the Townships of South Africa (and it happens to be, Langa, which is the one that I visited while in Cape Town).  My girl crush on her, just got stronger.  Love the song too!

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This music video was filmed in Langa Township, where I went on my Township tour. Cool, huh? I was able to recognize some of the sites!

I just subscribed to the Tara Stiles YouTube channel and I highly recommend it. Her videos include inspiration chats, and recipes that walk you through healthy (and yummy) vegan recipes. I can’t wait to try the  spicy veggie soup. :)  It is also jam packed with short yoga sequences so you can squeeze in your practice at any time of day.  Here is one of my fav vids that gets you moving in the morning without even leaving your bed!

Suddenly the sweetness of the day hit him on his head. You big stupid, he thought. While you’re running around in your brain, all the time the sun only wishes to wake you to its beauty.

Excerpt from White Dog Fell from the Sky by Eleanor Morse (via summmblr)

i beg you…to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. and the point is, to live everything. live the questions now. perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer…

rainer maria rilke (via summmblr)

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A quote from the sweetest, kindest, original baddest badass of them all. 94 year old Tao Porchon-Lynch
“Let us will ourselves to live our life, not by empty words, but the radiance of meaning them and believing them. Our smile lights up our body with health.” ~Tao Porchon-Lynch


An inspiration in body and spirit.

kkdas:

A quote from the sweetest, kindest, original baddest badass of them all. 94 year old Tao Porchon-Lynch

“Let us will ourselves to live our life, not by empty words, but the radiance of meaning them and believing them. Our smile lights up our body with health.” ~Tao Porchon-Lynch

An inspiration in body and spirit.

escapekit:

Best Friends

Born in Africa to French wildlife photographer parents, Tippi Degré had a most unusual childhood. The young girl grew up in the African desert and developed an uncommon bond with many untamed animals including a 28-year old African elephant named Abu, a leopard nicknamed J&B, lion cubs, giraffes, an Ostrich, a mongoose, crocodiles, a baby zebra, a cheetah, giant bullfrogs, and even a snake. Africa was her home for many years and Tippi became friends with the ferocious animals and tribespeople of Namibia. As a young child, the French girl said, “I don’t have friends here. Because I never see children. So the animals are my friends.”

A sweet, sweet story.