the love list

What's going on?

How ya holding up?

It's Friday. 

THIS WEEK I'M LOVING chamomile and mint tea in the evening + Yoga With Adrienne + sleeping late on dark rainy mornings + stretching into new places with my painting + meeting with friends + cantaloupe for dessert + the faintest hint of fall in the air.

I'm on a mission to bring my physical body into balance - to feel better and yes, look better.

I'm practicing yoga (gently), walking (when I feel like it), and tracking my food.

This week, I'm pound but hey, it's a pound, and some of the tension in my lower back is freeing up.

It's been a while since I've felt this flow in the area of taking care of my physical self and I definitely want to keep up this momentum. 

I'll probably be talking more about this in my next Studio Talk. (Maybe.)

Links I Loved This Week

Tori Amos: 'Menopause is the hardest teacher I've met. Harder than fame'

Ten Things

A Dream of Life: Springsteen and 9/11

10+ Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers in Museums and Couldn't Believe Their Eyes 

The Aging Woman Syndrome, or How Women Keep Away From Their Power

I've long time loved Ram Dass. This week, I discovered a documentary on Netflix - Dying to Know - about his relationship with Timothy Leary and how their friendship evolved and helped to shepherd Leary at the time of his death.

The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me.
— Ram Dass

I highly recommend streaming this beauty.

Have you streamed anything good lately?

What did you love this week?

I hope you have a soft and joyful weekend.