I am humbled at my nomination for the Sunshine Award from fellow blogger Jeny Running Brook. Thank you so much! I am in awe that people are reading my musings and so grateful that what I am putting out there is being well received.
The Sunshine Award is an award based on what a fellow blogger feels is “a blog which is bright and filled with life.” Although there is no panel or committee, I am in awe that Jeny took the time to seek me out and felt I was deserving.
The award rules are as follows:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- List 11 facts about you.
- Nominate 10 other bloggers to receive the award.
- Announce the nominations to the nominee.
So, in short it is a type of pay-it-forward, feel good, pat on the back of sorts. And I am happy to pass it along, and share with you my blog choices – which I feel are vibrant and life giving.
The ten bloggers I am nominating are:
- “The Work With Susan” Her blog is beautiful, inspiring and calming. And in her words: When the mental chatter goes haywire you don’t have to. -Susan
- “Bonzai Aphrodite” Light, funny and always practical, this blog is easy to love. And Sayward makes eating and living healthy a little less hard.
- “Faster Further Fitter” Kourtney is a run coach, a realist and says things as they are. This blog is also a nice way for me to score run tips without the threat of commitment!
- “Katy Says” This blog has changed the way I move. Literally, I walk differently. Has also helped me be a better yoga instructor. And I love Katy’s witty style. Even have her book!
- “Living To Seize The Day” The blog title says it all. Breya has a way about her that just brings life and gratitude to everything. Warning: you may also fall in love with Bo.
- “Mama Sweat” I’m a fitness fiend so what can I say that I find inspiration from an endurance athlete turned busy mom-of-4 who fits fitness in. If she can do it, I know I can!
- “100 Days of Real Food” This is a blog filled with life. And how-to tips for sustaining that life, even if it’s not vegetarian.
- “Mama Baby Drama” Heather’s Evolution, NOT Resolution post shifted something in me. Hearing her story about overcoming struggle and taking ownership over her health was a joy to witness.
- “Jeannie Page” This is actually one of two blogs. Jeannie’s story is transformative and inspiring. And her Yoga Diaries blog passes the inspiration on to others.
- “My Morning Stories” This is a daily photography diary. There isn’t a single one I don’t love. Good Morning – thanks to Lucia!
And here are my: 11 things about me!
- I am not worried about the fate of the environment. I think the world, environment and people are more adaptable than we make them out to be. Having said that I do try to be gentle to the earth, and encourage others to do the same.
- Sometimes I feel like the injuries/illnesses in my physical body are expressions of what’s going on emotionally in me (even if I don’t know what they are) And it frustrates me – the not knowing.
- I plan, for everything. Almost obsessively. Living in Bermuda helped me to stop being so obsessive and enjoy the moment.
- After coming to The Work and experiencing it in my life I have this overwhelming sensation that everything will be alright in life, and that the universe is friendly.
- I have died multiple times in my dreams. Knifings, shootings, train wrecks, falling off cliffs. I even exploded once, in the middle of a nightclub, with a bomb strapped to my chest (and I was trying to run away from people so I wouldn’t hurt anyone else).
- I love traveling. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m running from something or towards something.
- When I here Bob Marley’s song “Don’t Worry” I get all choked up and my chest feels tight. I feel like I can’t just relax.
- I love the sound of hummingbirds (the tennis-shoes-on-a-polished-gym-floor “squeaking” always puts a smile on my face!)
- I learned how to kiteboard. When I lost control of my kite in Maui and stopped kiteboarding altogether I think it was because I was scared of losing control of myself.
- I believe my life is the way that it is because I have chosen it that way. Any hardships or good fortune I endure is a direct result of my energy, thoughts and purpose.
- I feel more beautiful looking at past photographs, than I ever think I am in the present moment.