Version 6/6 of my custom Madden 20 covers: Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs (and actual Madden 20 coverboy). He is fresh off a season that was one of the best ever by a quarterback in NFL history. #kansascity #chiefs #kc #arrowhead #mo #missouri #fountaincity #nfl #football #ea #easports #madden #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #custom #cover #customcover #mywork #splash #art #artist #illustrator #edits #edit
Today was our last Sunday with Rev. Gradye Parsons, & the FCPC family honored him & his time as our Interim Pastor. Thank you, Gradye, for sharing your gifts and for loving us so well. #fcpc #pcusa #family #pastor #gradyeparsons #church #fountaincity #tennessee
Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads, granddads, step dads & father figures out there from all of us at Litton’s! We hope you are all enjoying a fun day filled with loved ones & good food. 💙👔🛠 - #littons #littonsrestaurant #fountaincity #fathersday #happyfathersday #dadsday #dad #dads #dadjoke #dadlife #june #summer #holiday
1305 Bluebird Drive New listing only $199,900 in Fountain City! Updated kitchen, 2 full baths, 3 bedrooms, and a large level fenced yard. Listed by Jill Davis, Knox Native Real Estate. Office located at 2606 Greenway Drive Knoxville, TN 37917 (865) 333-4680. #knoxnative #865life #knoxrocks #knoxvillerealestate #ftc #fountaincity #northknox #nokno #realestate #realtor #sold
Enough said... #surrendertotheflow
Three beautiful flavors ready to be shared tomorrow outside of Bare Roots. An ACV detox, a crisp pineapple and cranberry, and a nostalgic key lime pie await you! See you at 11! __ #jun #juntea #kombucha #kombuchatea #columbusga #colga #fountaincity #fortbenning #biome #probiotics #goodhealth #guthealth
This is finally happening! Though I’m literally about to die and I’m super sad I’m missing a soccer tournament, I’m so very excited to finally bring everything together in the yard! #yardwork #landscaping #riverrocks #bigrocks #imweak #pushingthrough #home #fountaincity #dogwoodtrail #pressuretolookgood #lol #mediterraneanhome #tropicallandscaping #beautiful #makesahappyhome
🎉Open house! 🎉 . . . 2300 Fair Drive Today Saturday June 15th from 1:00-3:00pm . . . ✔️ 4 bed ✔️ 2 bath ✔️ 1549 sq ft ✔️ Beautiful back yard! . . . Join me TODAY in Fountain City!
A veces llueve desde abajo! #fotografiamontevideo #fotografiauruguay #loqueveoenmontevideo #whatisawinmontevideo #city #ciudad #urban #urbano #bostonphotos #fountaincity #fountain #igersuy #igersuruguay #arquitecturaciudad #architecture #landscape #cityphotgraphy
Hakuna Matata! More tie-dye hits the floor this morning! Available in sizes small thru 3X and only $29.99! We are here today from 10am til 6pm! Come see us! #follyboutique #fountaincity #knoxville #boutique #knoxvilleboutique #tiedye #hakunamatata #curvy #curvygirl #coral #newarrivals
Happy Saturday friends! Come see us today 10-8 for BOGO 1/2 & (2) Sale racks do choose from! See y’all soon!! #thehotsouthernmessboutique #fountaincity #shoplocal #shopsmall #summerfashion #shopsmallbusiness
Hanging out at Fountain City Park this evening listening to The Mikki Norwood Band, eating @knoxdough (for the first time, yay!) and enjoying beautiful #fountaincityknoxville Thanks @statefarm agent Penny Kleinschmidt for sponsoring this event! #knoxrocks #fountaincity #knoxdough #loveknoxville
We have everything you need for the perfect Father’s Day cookout! What a fun way to celebrate all the amazing dads in your life! Come check out our Grab & Go Case today! ☀️🍔😋🔥 - #littons #littonsrestaurant #grabandgo #cookout #grill #fathersday #happyfathersday #foodstagram #foodphotography #foody #foodie #dads #dad #grillmaster #yum #summer #weekend #knoxville #knox #tn #tennessee #fountaincity
Been wanting to do this tattoo for some time. Bring me a 100$ #dollars #bones #cnotes #cashreaper #grimreaper #girlytattoo #fortbenning #followme #merica #silvereagletattooco #freedom #fountaincity #soldiertattoo #armytattoo #oldschool #makeamericafastagain #customerappreciation
Wheat back on today, new ciders on tap, and a new lager on the way!
Vanilla swirl🍦 I'm so impressed with #davines century of lights, Liberty clay lighter. This beautiful blonde was achieved using liberty and 40vol!! • To schedule your summer balayage DM or ☎️ 865-588-4247 • @davinescolor @davinesnorthamerica @davinesofficial #davinesformula #donewithdavines • • #865life #knoxvillestylist #knoxvillesalon #rockytop #smokies #neylandstadium #vols #iloveknoxville #easttennessee #nashville #nashvillehair #knoxvegas #marketsquare #gaystreet #knoxvilleboutique #fountaincity #bearden #sequoyahills #volsforlife #chattanooga #balayageartist #showmethebalayage #hairpainters #modernsalon
Don’t know what scared the squirrels more—the facial mask or my poor aim with the plastic bottle. Missed the bird feeder by a country mile. The squirrels were giggling as they mocked me. #getoffmylawn #fatsquirrels #whatdotheneighborsthink #thoseharbisons #fountaincity
Happy Friday everyone! We will open at 11am this morning and be open till 8PM!! Come see us for 20% 0FF your ENTIRE PURCHASE!! See y’all soon! #thehotsouthernmessboutique #fountaincity #shoplocal #shopsmall
CONFESSION: I'm slightly obsessed with processing photos. #hairnerd 🤓 @processperfect @hairpainters @balayageinspo
From layout & color combinations to revisiting the IA, navigation panels and creating a purposeful site map — this web redesign involved equal parts of front and back-end restructuring to improve the experience for a variety of customer types, while also ensuring site content is substantially easier to update and maintain.
Same person, same day, 7 hours.⏰ • Hair by Krysti @hair_and_makeup_by_krys • For scheduling ☎️ 865-588-4247 • • • #865life #knoxvillestylist #knoxvillesalon #newtoknoxville #knoxvilleboutique #fountaincity #bearden #sequoyahills #showmethebalayage #modernsalon #btcpics #knoxville #easttennessee #nashville #nashvillehair #knoxvegas #marketsquare #gaystreet #knoxvillehair
To me it’s all about the story and the relationships. Spencer and Erin moved across the country from Oregon to Tennessee, got married, and bought their first home - this log cabin in Fountain City. They almost purchased a home that wasn’t everything they wanted, so when we found this one, we closed it in 2 weeks. Super nice and happy couple. Loved working with them and was beyond excited we found “the one”. #soldbysignature
Beautiful light purple blend by Corey • • • • #truradiance #pravana #blendedhair #purplebalayage #violetbalayage #lilachair #knoxvillehair #knoxvilletennessee #knoxvillehairstylist #fountaincity #modernsalon #behindthechair
My baby, my everything, the love of my life: C.B.D.!!!! Ring the alarm because this magical, potent cream is on sale THIS WEEK ONLY! #rfyspotlight • If you’re in the health/wellness space, you’ve heard of this powerful medicine. I take it everyday in oil form underneath the tongue for its ability to soothe the nervous system, anti-inflammatory properties, and immunity boosting qualities... the game-changer?!? CBD Cream- this is heaven on earth for tired muscles & joints, no doubt- but I’m obsessed with it for energetic healing/balancing, plus it smells DIVINE. When I feel a block in any of my chakras, I rub this cream on the corresponding body part to soothe the stress the blockage is causing. • Not into the energy talk?!? No worries- this cream works wonders for inflammation in the joints and soothing sore muscles. CBD studies are being conducted now with powerful results for pain, arthritis, anxiety, depression, nausea, cancer symptoms, diabetes prevention, heart health, addiction, and more. This specific cream is also a gorgeous addition to your skincare routine- great for acne, wrinkles, and obtaining that natural post-yoga glow all day long. See stories for more info! 20% off until next Thursday! @cbdistillery_
Beautiful fountains in Kansas City..#fountaincity
This is @tabby_talbot_photos (her professional tag) as seen in the KC Power and Light district. Normally @tabbyxtalbot is behind the camera as an extremely talented photographer. But as you can see in part two of our Skittles Series she has a fierceness and poise that works on the front side of the lens as well. @tabbyxtalbot got to enjoy a night off while I shot and I am thrilled I was able to give that to her! . . . 📸 @laochraphoto 📸 . . . #kcpowerandlight #cityshoot #kansascityphotographer #kansascityphotography #laochraphoto #pinup #pinupgirl #streetart #hiddencolors #hiddenart #flooded #graffitinola #laochraphoto #urbanjungle #urbanart #urbanphotography #kcplaza #fountaincity #kcpinupgirls #kcmo
Greetings from Orihuela! #spain🇪🇸 #orihuela #inthecity #fountain #fountaincity #summertime #mykid #hat #summerhat #summerkid #water #coldwater #hiszpania #fontanna #mojedziecko #woda #lato #españa #fuente
Personal post from Emily. 2015: Made a decision to get out of middle management, rented a single small office, put up a website and was open for business. 2019: We are a group of 6 (one not pictured) strong, motivated, skilled, and autonomous professionals all doing our thing to provide quality services to the Knoxville Community. I intentionally choose clinicians that have a variety of interest in regards to who they want to work with and approaches they use. ✨ ✨ I fight the battle of feeling as though KCS should be in a different place 4 years into development and knowing that everything is a process, growth is steady, patient and intentional. I also balance the “hustle culture” of working 24/7 on your business and honoring the need for time and space with family and away from work. It is important to take pause and see the growth. KCS could probably have many more therapists at this time, but we also want to enjoy life and be wise about our growth choices! ✨ ✨ I am thankful that I have my work wife (after all, if you’re a business partner you’re pretty much legally married) in @cashbrand21 with whom I navigate this adventure. I am thankful to have this group of people I get to work with each day. And I am excited for continued growth. We are looking to continue to expand, add clinicians, and have plans to open a second location in Knoxville (Fountain City) this year! I am also looking forward to having our first intern this fall from University of Tennessee. Thank you, @docspurge91 for trusting us with this important role of mentorship and training. ✨ ✨ And most importantly, thank you to the individuals and families of Knoxville for trusting us with your most vulnerable stories and sharing the intimate details of your life and for allowing us to walk with you on parts of your journey. ✨ ✨ Here’s to many more years and continued growth. ✨ ✨ Bottom row L to R: Courtney Brandon, Sarah Lord, Amy Skinner Top row L to R: Emily Heird, Connie Crossley Not pictured: Emily Ellis 📷 @chadheird #counseling #therapy #knoxville #knoxvilletennessee #farragut #fountaincity #therapists #helpingothers #colleagues #privatepractice #growth #business #grateful
“Nothing would be done at all if we waited until we could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.” - Cardinal Newman __________________ This is a practice. A life-long practice. And we do not have mirrors in our sacred space because it is not a space to care about what you look like or what the yogi behind you is up to... this is a sanctuary for PRACTICE. And this is a practice that will uplift you, sustain you, hold you, and carry you all your days long. ________________ New to yoga? Start with our Foundations classes. Nervous about commitment or prices? Practice with us every Saturday for our donation-based class: Yoga for All, where you pay what you can or nothing at all! Not sure about a studio setting? Join us on June 21 (Friday) at the @powerhouseeventscolumbus where we will enjoy an all-levels flow outside, literally on top of the Chattahoochee. Expect live music, food/drink, and community! All we ask is that you show up with an open mind, knowing you’ll leave with an open heart. Start where you are... and practice from there. #surrendertotheflow
Definately time for the beach #sunnydays #summer #summertime #beachlife #palmtrees #freedom #fountaincity #fortbenning #shadetree #vacay #vacation #summerbreak #columbusgatattooers @silvereagletattooco
When you try to throw a coin into the water and you miss... twice..😂 . . . . . #fountains #afountainoflife #fountaincity #cfountainphotography #fountainforever #travellist #ltravelgram #mtraveldiary #travelover #travelobsessed #traveltoday #travelvibes #4travellers #4travelbuddies #forevertravel #coins #water #dontmissittwice #rometravel #romeforever #happywednesdayeveryone #happyadventuring #funnyfails #fails_day #holidaynight #dholidayseason #holidayedit #holidayparty2018 #holidaycountdown #vacationvibes
We've made some killer additions to the sale rack this week! Drop by & snag a DEAL! We are here today from 10am til 6pm! #follyboutique #fountaincity #knoxville #boutique #knoxvilleboutique #salerack #deals
Don’t let this rain get ya down! ☔️ Come see us till 8PM tonight & enjoy all of the awesome sales we have for ya! A little rain never hurt anyone! Especially for a good SALE! See y’all soon! #thehotsouthernmessboutique #fountaincity #shoplocal #shopsmall
I am happy I am good Sat Nam Sat Nam Sat Nam, Ji Wahe guru, wahe guru, wahe guru, Ji! •••••••••••••••••••••• (Sat Nam = the truth that I am. Wahe = bliss in the here & now. Guru= the transformation from the darkness of ignorance to the LIGHT of awareness.) ___________________ 👆🏽Mantra for this week’s session of Yoga Camp. (And you should see these precious souls chant this... I mean, heart melting!!!) The theme is “I am Yoga” where the children are learning and exploring at the ages of 4-8 to honor their truth and open their hearts to accepting themselves & others for exactly who they are. Can you imagine a world where “grown ups” had the ability to do the same?!? This is why @justbreathe8 offers Yoga for Children: because we believe is raising our future with confidence and courage to LOVE!!! __________________ We have 3 more sessions for the kiddos this summer then we’ll resume our weekly after school sessions. Registration at your convenience on our website!
I still love how these turned out! @blucheez_264 killed it, I still need to have you make me a belt one of these days. #belair #bagged #1963chevy #chevy #lowrider #fcfu #boulevardcruiser #kcmo #fountaincity #kansascity
I remember having a birthday party at Fountain City Park when I was younger, and meeting friends for teenage stunts in high school. I like to walk my dog here now. When you visit, be sure to stop by @follyboutique next door #instaknox865 #knoxville #tennessee #visitknoxville #knoxrocks #walking #dog #park #knoxvilleparksandrec #fountaincity #northknox #fountaincitypark #follyboutique #shoplocal
These are THE BEST ✌🏽 Strap Bralettes we’ve ever had! Come grab yours today before they’re gone! These Free People Inspired bralettes will not disappoint! #thehotsouthernmessboutique #fountaincity #shoplocal #shopsmall
Please join us this Sunday, June 16th, at 9:00am for brunch as we honor Rev. Gradye Parsons. * Gradye has served as our Interim Minister for the past 21 months. He has shepherded the FCPC family through a season of uncertainty. While he encouraged us to continue to do what we do well, he also challenged us to stretch ourselves in new ways. Gradye has especially helped us prepare our hearts for a new pastor. * Thank you, Gradye, for the gifts you brought to our congregation! #fcpc #pcusa #gradyeparsons #thankyou #church #fountaincity #tennessee
#repost @cbww_realtors with @get_repost ・・・ Summer's flying by...if you want to make a move, now is the time! 🏡❤️🏡❤️ Thinking about selling or buying? Give me call today! I can help! #knoxrealtor #cbww #cbww_realtor #agent #homeforsale #buy #sale #realtor #tennessee #knoxville #knoxrocks #865life #downtownknoxville #maryville #hardinvalley #farragut #halls #fountaincity #powell #bearden #easttennessee
SOOOO, while waiting on mom at the dentist near by, I'm hanging out in the back room of the lovely & always intriguing @vintageetcknoxville with Jim Morrison #thedoors #lightmyfire #ridersonthestorm & THE WHO #wontgetfooledagain 😍🎸🎶 Great albums ✔️ Vintage cowboy boots that rock too (SWIPE!) ✔️ Mid Century dishes✔️ Funky vintage clothing✔️ Vintage home decor that makes great conversation pieces✔️ Swoon- worthy jewelry✔️ Vintage books ✔️ Vintage jewelry✔️🤓 AND did I mention that Pat Benatar #hitmewithyourbestshot and THE BROTHERS JOHNSON 🙌 are here too? #illbegoodtoyou #getthefunkoutmaface #strawberryletter (Google and watch those 7O videos!) If you're in East Tennessee, near Knoxville, hit up this little Fountain City jewel on Tazewell Pike! AND inquiring minds still want to know who stole Kandi Rain #findkandirain ?? #vintageetcknoxville #pickinonthepike #thedoors #7osrock #recordalbums #midcenturydecor #midcenturydishes #knoxvilleantiques #knoxvillevintagestore #scruffylittlecity #knoxville #knoxvilleshopping #knoxrocks #vintagecowboyboots #fountaincity #vintageclothing #vintagejewelry #thewho #thebrothersjohnson #vintagebooks
Why is it that we get SO excited for our morning tea or coffee?! Because we crave awakening. These morning beverages WAKE US UP and make us feel alive, alert, and aware. Awakening to awareness is the golden ticket to stepping out of life in autopilot and into the vibrant magic of this life! On the @moonlittribe blog TODAY, I am offering 5 easy, yet life-changing ways to WAKE UP YOUR LIFE like never before. Link to read in bio! ✨🙏🏼✨ @aleemorrisonlink
This is my daily reminder of why it is wildly essential to stay AWAKE and AWARE. We live in a world now that is literally TRYING to distract us from waking up, tuning in, and staying aware. It’s easier to sell us things, to control us, and make us think that we aren’t enough and need more when we’re operating on autopilot, completely distracted from the truths of the world… But, when we’re awake and aware, it is easy to see that everything we need is already alive within us and around us. This doesn’t mean that we can’t want new things or treat ourselves every now and then, but when we WAKE UP and become wildly aware of our internal and external realities, everything in this life is truly put into perspective. _________________ We literally crave the feeling of WAKING UP- think about the first thing most of us do in the morning: make coffee or tea- literally awakening our minds and bodies... we love the feeling of being alert, aware, and energetic- but the only way to truly feel that magic throughout the day is to stay “woke” in more ways than one. Because I refuse to miss this divine life here on Earth, I’m choosing awareness. Up on the @moonlittribe blog today, we have 5 easy, life-changing ways to become AWAKE & AWARE in our lives. _____________________ We are so very lucky to be alive right here and now in this new Age of Aquarius- an age that our ancestors predicted would be a time of awakening. Let’s honor them & prove them right by staying tuned in to the mighty workings of our internal and external worlds. To be awake and aware often seems like it would be MORE work, when in fact, it merely makes life so much more simple and honestly, easier. Happy awakening!!! 🎵: my favorites @beautifulchorus
Had a beautiful #estimate over in #fountaincity today! We will potentially be clearing a large area of brush and trees to make way for our client’s brand new house. If our estimate gets approved, you can definitely count on us making a great #treevideo out of this project!
These jumpers we have for you ARE AMAZING YA’LL!! Come check us out on this rainy Monday for special in store discounts! Daylily Jumper-$40 SML Two Strap Bralettes-$28 SML #thehotsouthernmessboutique #fountaincity #shoplocal #shopsmall #floralfashion #summerfashion
HEADS UP! Your favorite short sleeve pocket dresses are back in stock! Black, gray, wine, sage, navy and purple: sizes small thru XL Navy, wine and chocolate in 1X thru 3X *No holds please We are here today from 10am til 6pm! And there's so much more! #follyboutique #fountaincity #knoxville #boutique #knoxvilleboutique #restock #plus & #newarrivals
The things you see when viewing homes! 🏡 😂😂 this guy may have been a deal breaker. Haha #realtor #showing #sasquatchsiting #realestate #buyersagent #listagent #wisconsinrealestate #realestateprofessional #cbrivervalley #teamblue #thebestwearblue #fountaincity
Today’s teacher takeover is with the one & only Queenie (aka @maureen_conway_ ). Lessons learned from having Queenie as a student, teacher, and friend: • Stay Calm: no matter what I threw at her during YTT or how busy she gets juggling her jobs as an elementary school music teacher by day and yoga teacher by night, she finds it within her to stay calm, grounded, and focused. So admirable. • Do the Work: this Queen shows up on her mat, she studies, and asks really smart questions. She’s now been teaching yoga for almost a year and is still a really thoughtful & present STUDENT first. • SMILE: I don’t care how stressed out she may have been during her day job, but when she walks through the doors of RFY, every single day whether she’s teaching, taking, or working the desk- it’s with a genuine smile. She realizes the gift of this life, this breath, this practice, and this journey. _________________ Follow along on stories, be inspired by her calming energy, mindfulness, diligence, and SMILING face, and join her on the mat tonight for Ashtanga at 4:30 and Foundations at 6:00. Ps: she just got engaged last week!!! Drop Queenie some LOVE 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
Pentecost Sunday The main sign of Pentecost is the color red and symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit. Ministers and choirs wear red vestments, and in modern times, the custom has extended to the lay people of the congregation wearing red clothing in celebration as well. Here are just a few members of the FCPC family who celebrated the beginning of the Christian Church by wearing red. #fcpc #pcusa #pentecost #holyspirit #church #fountaincity #tennessee
“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” #georgeeliot . Yoga: To yoke. To join together. Body to mind. Mind to Spirit. Spirit to Spirit. ✨🙏🏼✨ #sacredsunday
So much for rainstorms. They must've missed the memo. It's been a perfect day. We had to come home, but the artwork gets to stay for another week or so. Stop on by! @hansenfineart @zooln.art . #fountaincity #downtown #prattville #alabama #art #gallery #fathersday #gifts #hansenartgallery #dsart
If you’re wondering if I sip wine from the “fancy crystal” on an “average” night in my overalls... the answer is yes- but the crystal is only for special occasions (aka- literally every single day... why?!? Because I’m inhaling & exhaling, conscious, alive, and aware. THAT is my special occasion). __________________ Also- I cut wine out of my life 6 months ago bc the sugar was keeping me awake all night... I have SLOWLY started savoring a glass here and there and thanks to my @cbdistillery_ CBD oil, I’m sleeping like a baby. Well, not like one of my babies, but one of those wild cards that actually sleeps through the night...
Those magical moments after the rain...
Today in Restore class we talked about the journey inward. Every time we step onto the mat, every time we consciously inhale and exhale, is an opportunity to release the external and tune into our WHOLE body: physically, mentally & emotionally. . When we don’t and when we let the outside needs, distractions, work, kids, the to-do list, traffic, other’s needs, the housework, the shuttling back and forth across town, the drive thru dinner, the staying up late to meet a deadline.... when we let all of the bulllshit (3 L’s!) and stress determine the direction of our day (ultimately your life!) you can bet to find your body dis-eased: DISEASED! Stress is where all illnesses start from, and what is stress? The fore mentioned 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 But too it’s a flare up, it’s inflammation! . This week’s #rfyspotlight is #tumeric and yes many are on the tumeric train already, but as a refresher/FYI tumeric helps to: 1. Cleanse the blood and support the skin 2. Strengthen digestion and promote healthy intestinal flora (the good bacteria) 3. Reduces inflammation to support comfortable joint movement Thank you to @banyanbotanicals for the download ✨🙌🏻✨ . RFY is proud to offer tumeric in tablet form (swallow with a meal or drop into a smoothie), in @rideonsmoothies #jointjuice 🥕🥕🥕 and highly recommend hitting up @plantmagicmedicineshop for #goldenmilk paste! . Eat well, do yoga and de-stress to treat your body well! - @tonileelum 😘 #rfyspotlight always 20% off for the week!
Hugest takeaway from Monday’s New Moon Ceremony at RFY (for me @aleemorrisonlink personally): the magic is already alive in front of your face. We just have to declutter, release, and make space (every single day) in order to awaken to wild awareness. __________________ When our awareness is heightened, we are less distracted by the bullsh*t, the stories in our heads, the old beliefs that like to creep back in when we feel nervous, uncomfortable, vulnerable, or self-conscious. This life that is happening RIGHT NOW is unbelievable. I mean, the fact that we are all animals with consciousness, made up of the elements, walking around on this planet that is just a tiny dot in the universe, spinning around a star, pulled by a moon, and miniature in comparison to the vastness of our galaxy BLOWS MY MIND and honestly puts my pettiness into perspective in an INSTANT. ___________________ This life is too unique and precious to spend it only slightly aware, tuned in, and awake... this is why I unroll my mat everyday: to awaken my awareness so when I step off the mat and into the world, I don’t miss it. (The poses and physical benefits are mere cherries on top). What we’re your new moon takeaways?!? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
I have noticed that in my effort to be accepting and loving toward everyone, I am very judgmental of those who judge.... There isn’t an ounce of judgement in me when it comes to race, gender, or sexuality, but when I hear or see an act of discrimination, I’m ANGRY. ___________________ I’ve been wondering lately- why is it that we judge other beings who, like us, are divinely designed and uniquely needed on this earth right here and now? Judgement happens when the one judging lacks confidence to stand in their own truth, is self-conscious, and fearful. When we are pure and whole in our truth, there is NO ROOM for judgement or discrimination of any kind. We learned this from Jesus, Buddha, Moses, the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and every other spiritual/religious teacher to ever walk this earth. _____________________ We learn in yoga that we are not in the business of convincing, but rather in the business of LIVING: of living our whole truth, confident in our raw authenticity, and alive in our light. When we are shining in this way, we naturally hold space for others to do the same and it becomes the most beautiful ripple effect you could ever imagine. (Keep in mind that judging someone for being judgmental is still judgement.) This shift is something I’m working on and have yet to master... I still get WORKED up over discrimination like crazy- but now, I’m trying to find space for these insecure people in my heart. Truly, it must be terrible to live a life where you are so self-conscious that you spend your days discriminating and going AGAINST the rhythm of God, the Universe, and all that is... and for that, I’m learning to send compassion, love, and forgiveness, while standing strong in my own truth, so others might have the courage to do so as well. And my HUGEST prayer in this realization is that I may continue to hold space for my children to feel wildly confident in their own truth, needing zero “approval” from their peers or society to be 1,000% authentic and FREE!
“Letting live what can live, and letting die what must die, is by far the more strenuous, yet so satisfying.” #womenwhorunwithwolves Author: #clarissapinkolaestes . We are still viiiiibing off of Monday’s #newmoon Anyone else?!
#kidsyoga #summercamp begins next week for ages 4-8 . June 24th-27th ages 9+ . June session is all about “I Am Yoga!”. Learning that everything we need is already within 🙌🏻🙏🏼🙌🏻 . Link to register your little yogis in the bio!
Happy new moon yogis! Our mighty moon begins her cycle in the sign of #gemini welcoming curiosity, excitement and wild freedom into our lives. . How will you be honoring this new cycle? What intentions are you setting? How can you close the doors of old, heavy stories and open to the new?! . Reminder that RFY is hosting @moonlittribe mama, aka #yogamama, aka @aleemorrisonlink for a new moon ceremony tonight: 7:15pm-8:15pm! . No movement but come prepared to sit and lay comfortably in order to receive #moonmagic and a #soundbath Link in bio to register!
lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu: May all beings everywhere be happy & free. And may my words, thoughts, & actions contribute to the happiness & freedom for all. _____________________ We devoted our entire practice to this message, this energy, this prayer this morning in honor of 🏳️🌈pride🏳️🌈. I firmly believe in the power of this mantra; however it can be so difficult to get to a space where we truly wish this for humanity. Why? Because we have been conditioned to be self-conscious and insecure more often than not. This is not something to be ashamed of or embarrassed about... but rather, it must simply be acknowledged and addressed. You see, when we are courageous in our own truth and confident in our whole Selves, judgement & discrimination cannot exist. When we practice Self-Love and form a profound relationship with the depths of our souls, realizing our own unique truth and living & expressing that truth with PRIDE, all we know, exude, and feel is LOVE. ___________________ This is why we return to the mat every single day: to declutter, cleanse, release, and surrender over and over again until we are comfortable and confident in our truth. It is literally impossible to judge others when we feel secure in ourselves. It is second nature to discriminate when we hold fear in our hearts. Plain & simple. If I’ve learned one thing I absolutely know for sure in my 32 years on this earth- on the mat, traveling the world, connecting with other humans, and from every religion I have studied- it is this: WE ARE HERE TO LOVE. Compassion, love, and understanding are the ONLY solutions to our evolution as a collective. The choice is yours, beauties! #chooselove #loveislove #lovewins As soon as you observe your words, thoughts, or actions becoming judgmental or discriminatory, call upon this mantra: lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu. May ALL beings everywhere be happy & free. And may my words, thoughts, & actions contribute to the happiness & freedom for all. *turn negative patterning into positive prayers for peace. 🏳️🌈🙏🏼🏳️🌈
Two GA Peaches
We are not here to convince others. We are on this earth to shine our unique lights and hold space for others to do the same. That light, then, becomes the most beautiful ripple effect we could ever imagine. And THAT is why we FLOW!
On our actual anniversary this year, we were celebrating my sister’s engagement 😍 and Kai’s birthday 🙌🏽, so we gifted ourselves a RETREAT for our 7th anniversary a few weeks later!!! We have been together off & on since I was 19 and have traveled to dozens of faraway lands together, been tested like I never imagined we would, opened a business together, and gone through marriage counseling TOGETHER. With 2 children and now two *separate* businesses each, we have given each other space to grow individually which allows us to grow as a unit. It hasn’t been smooth sailing, but I’m truly proud to report that we have expanded in ways I never knew possible at the mere ages of 32 & 35. I’m so honored to have a partner who sees me as a goddess and treats me with profound respect and admiration every single day. @binleenk is my PARTNER and a mighty good one at that. So, my dear- with the deepest gratitude, I salute you and our unique bond. Here’s to many more years of exploration, otherworldly conversations, and connectivity. I adore you. I love you. And I like you. Happy lucky #7!!! _________________ Ps: as always, @serenbe was a dream and y’all I’m telling you, I’m constantly BLOWN AWAY by the outstanding work of @serenbeplayhouse - I mean, the talent is top notch, the direction is like nothing I’ve ever seen, and their mission is beyond inspiring. As y’all know, I am deeply MOVED by live theater and this production of Ragtime had me shook. I mean I was literally bawling crying during the whole show. Thank you dearly, for shows that leave me changed...
With the sun in Gemini, this season has had my mind spinning like cray cray!!! Anyone else?!? My mind is so FULL of ideas, I literally feel like I might burst... and actually, my husband and I are away for the weekend, a little natural retreat in the magical land of @serenbe , and have had wild experiences pointing toward fertility: from rabbits by our front door (representing fertility), to beautiful art symbolizing fertility in our room, and of course a photograph of a powerful, goddess-like horse above our bed (also a spirit animal of fertility)... in my heart, this is not representing an actual pregnancy (pretty sure we’re done there 🙏🏼), but rather the birth of newness coming into our lives. And that is exactly what this upcoming Gemini New Moon is offering: a landing space for our unfiltered ideas to come into fruition. An idea merely remains a thought that eventually eats away at us if we don’t value it... and so, I truly cannot wait for the New Moon on June 3rd. The energy she is already putting out feels medicinal and exciting all at once. ______________________ To avoid an actual mental explosion with ALL of my wild ideas, I’m taking these next couple of days as the moon is waning to do as she is requesting: retreat, surrender, and release. All in an effort to get clear and make space- highly recommend!!! ______________ New Moon Ritual drops on June 3rd on the @moonlittribe app. Expect Astro insight, a liberating Ceremony, alter suggestions, a transformational guided meditation, and journal prompt all specific to THIS lunar event. If you’re in #columbusga , join me @riverflowyoga for Moonlit LIVE, complete with a sound bath!
“When our work and life has a spiritual dimension, we’re able to sustain ourselves, take care of ourselves, and avoid burnout.” Thich Nhat Hanh ______________________ Surrender. Over and over again... this is the message that is coming through me loud and clear these days: surrender to the flow. This doesn’t mean that we give up on our dreams or quit - quite the contrary. Surrender means that we’ve let go of our tight grip on the “shoulds” of our lives and instead bow to the divine within us and around us. This is why I Flow. It is a living prayer- a moving prayer- that awakens every single ounce of my physical, mental, and emotional being. It is through flow that I’ve learned to release my constant need to control and my desire for perfectionism and instead surrender to faith: faith in myself, faith in divine timing, faith in humanity. This life is too spectacular to feel burned out at anything we do and when we do, we have our practice to call upon- that sacred retreat that puts everything into perspective through the vehicle of profound awareness. Avoid overworking, poor health, and burnout by returning to a state of awakened connectivity - therein lies the magic!!! ___________________ I’m currently retreating in @serenbe and this morning, I awoke to practice the sacred art of surrender, the act of BEing and in doing so, I am rereading The Art of Living (it is required reading for YTT) in a different way- by pausing in quiet stillness first, taking a deep breath, and closing my eyes to pray: please share with me the exact message I’m meant to receive today. And I open the book at “random” and voila! Exactly what I need to hear in the depths of my soul alive in front of my eyes. Try it for yourself. Revisit a spiritual text, open your bible, or call upon The Yoga Sutras and allow the divine to speak to you! ✨🙏🏼✨ @aleemorrisonlink
The truth? I was exhausted more often than not. I run 2 businesses, have two small and demanding children, and have a lot of people & projects who need me. I wish desperately that I could drink jasmine green tea or matcha all day long, but alas I’m entirely too sensitive to caffeine to have more than one cup a day. I will be awake ALL night and jittery AF- as far as energy is concerned, I was golden until lunchtime. I can teach yoga easily, practice efficiently, and write for hours in the morning, but after lunch, there was no way I could naturally focus & get motivated. Enter the MAGIC of this Ayurvedic tincture from @banyanbotanicals ... this is energy without caffeine so there are no jitters or worries of staying awake. Glory! Hallelujah! _________________ I’m so happy report that I’ve been consistently taking this in the morning & early afternoon daily for the past month and have seriously noticed a difference in my ability to focus and my previous exhaustion. We are so excited to present to you our #rfyspotlight this week. 20% off 7-herb energy all week long, which is perfect timing in this Gemini season of fun, exploration, and socialization!