the love list

It's Friday, which means it's time to list what I'm loving this week.

My first day home from big summer trip, I tidied up the studio and threw away old paint tubes.

Work feels focused and I want to find the same with my health.

I was so happy (body, mind, and soul) to get back to the yoga mat this week. It's hot, which means I can't wear my usual five layers of clothing and have to let my body be seen (not my comfort zone), but it was heaven and harmony after a month away, and I'm dedicating to going to class at least three times a week. Maybe four.

This week, I went to two Slow Flow classes, a Restorative class, and I'm planning on another Slow Flow tomorrow morning.

I'm so grateful for discovering the perfect yoga studio for me.

I'm also thinking about easing into an anti-inflammatory diet (ease into, because I already have a refrigerator full of groceries that don't necessarily fit into this plan.) When I'm in England I eat all the foods and it's time to redirect the madness.

It was also good to get back to my church on Sunday. It's a home to me and being there is a different sort of harmonization.

So, I am moving around and doing things but I'm still also cocooning to a certain degree.

Did I mention the heat? 

And the world seems so, so broken. The heartache is intense.

But I am moving. I am doing things.


I was spellbound by Hannah Gadsby's Nanette this week. 

In a completely different vein, A Star is Born is also on Netflix right now. It's not a great movie, but it is Kris Kristofferson 1976, and you know how I feel about that.

I mean, I have a thing about 70s Kris Kristofferson. I don't even know how to explain it.

Exhibit A:


I bought this sleep shirt for my trip and I love it. It's super comfortable and to tell the truth, I can throw on a pair of leggings and a bra in the morning and just keep wearing it. Pajamas that double as outfits are my favorite.

I'm currently drinking a dark but mellow coffee from Harrod's (I had the best coffee I've ever had in my life at Queen's Lane Coffee House in Oxford), I'm wearing two beaded bracelets I found at a street market, and feeling transformed by these Sketchers with memory foam.

I think I need for all of my shoes to have memory foam.

I'm currently seeking a source for hot weather boho dresses and caftans - loose and cool but nice looking, as well as yoga clothes that fit my body and make me feel like a goddess. Any suggestions?


Have a peaceful weekend, my lovelies.

Keep on noticing what you love, notice what is beautiful, notice compassion when you encounter it and take the action you can take, when you can.

We are going to be okay.