Obligatory New Years Post

At the risk of sounding morose and melancholy, 2013 was just not my year. I broke up with a man I thought I would marry after three years, lost two friends that had been centers of my little world for over ten, and made a few bad mistakes along the way. 

As painful as these events have been, I have grown and am learning to find peace and forgiveness. I hope 2014 will be a year of light and laughter and triumph. I want to bleed pain on my yoga mat, photograph beauty with my camera, find truth in the comfort of books, peace in the presence of horses, and company. I am still searching for my tribe. 

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The Kindness of Strangers

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I was laid off from my job yesterday. It’s a bit scary but also quite a blessing as it really wasn’t a good fit for me. I am a very sensitive person and being in a toxic environment day to day was truly a strain on my happiness.

I have spent my day job hunting, studying for an exam, and took a lovely lunch hour yoga class. As I was leaving I decided to take a peek into the raw food cafe downstairs and was so pleasantly surprised. I had an amazing fresh smoothie with blue berries and chia seeds. As I was checking out, the woman employee apologized for not being able to speak to me sooner (as she was with a different client) because she wants to give me love!! She was smiling and laughing and it was just the sweetest thing. The kindness of strangers can really turn a whole day around.

Has a kind stranger ever made your day?

Callie, Lately

My days have been filled with some wonderful things lately. Lots of tea drinking, boot-wearing, puppy playing, reading, and downward dogging. We very rarely get a real fall here as we usually jump straight from desert summer to winter, but this year fall is glorious.

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I am absolutely in love with my new yoga studio. I am practicing 4-5 times a week and I truly feel at home and at peace on the mat. I am growing and learning exponentially and I am so grateful for this special, sacred time.

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When I’m not in class, in the office, or on the mat you will find me here.

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I am the BIGGEST fan of bath products. Do you have any favorite salts or soaks I should try? I will share my favorites soon!.

❤ Callie Lee