Enough is probably enough

Food Trucks Friday night at the pop up promenade It's Sunday morning, I've been up since around 5:30am not because I have to be anywhere, but because that's when my natural clock thinks it's time to be awake.

This weekend has been jammed packed with wonderful things.

Friday night was my first trip to the pop up promenade, have you been yet?  If not you really need to go.  Fun music playing, a beer garden, great people and yummy food.  Down town Greensboro is where it's at!!!

Hit the spot

Saturday Morning I cleaned the studio top to bottom, then I went out to teach a rock'in class at the Lululemon on State St.!!  Have you been over to their showroom yet?  If not seriously get over there.  Lululemon is fantastic for the yoga community in Greensboro, their cloths are perfect for yoga, running and riding and their staff collectively and individually are beyond AWESOME! Not to mention every saturday morning they have a free community class from 10-11am.  You can catch a class with a different teacher every week.

After teaching I popped into the shop next store to Lululemon (I can't remember its name, but please check them out!)  for a little shopping and I found these earrings with matching necklace...

Elephant earrings!!!

I cleaned my room and then I was off to teach a private lesson at the studio! After the lesson I grabbed a little dinner from the fresh market and made my way over to a house-warming party!  So fun.

This morning when I woke up I knew I was spent.  I suppose we really only do have so much energy and we need to be mindful of where we spend that energy.  Never the less, I loaded my bike into my car and carefully packed a water bottle, bike clothes and clothes to change into after the ride.  The plan was to ride with some lovely ladies from studio after my morning power flow class. I taught power flow, unloaded my bike, unloaded my clothes.  Changed into bike clothes only to realize I hadn't packed my bike shoes.

I've had a great weekend, but once again I feel like I've been run over by a mac truck and I took the missing bike shoes as a sign that enough was enough. I sent my friends on their way for what will probably be a fantastic ride on a gorgeous day.  Yes, I'm sure I'm missing an opportunity to get stronger on the bike. I'm missing an opportunity to spend time out in the sun on my bike and chat with friends.  All of that said I think everyone needs a day in sweats to do nothing.  Enough is enough and I'm taking a rest, bring on the sweat pants and possibly a beer or two :)

Weekly Wrap Up May 3rd

class schedule with a quote and bag of tea attached (hand crafted by moi), extra tea to take, and a sampling of all of the books we sell at the studio. Checking people in at the race!

Do you love Greensboro?

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I took a picture on the way into work to commemorate my 7 year Lincoln Anniversary.

This is my attempt to recognize just how much I actually do every week.  I hope that it will inspire you.

Weekly Wrap Up

coffee with a friend at the greenbean gave blood at the Lincoln blood drive had an amazing massage by the wonderful Kamaleatha at the Lotus Center Penned 5 Blog Posts created special invitations for a art journaling night I'm hosting for close girl friends created special marketing pieces for the Hospice Health Fair finished and sent May newsletter announced free Monday night yoga practice at the park during the month of May two 30 minute meditation sessions one 20 minute personal yoga practice volunteered at the first annual Family Promise 5k attended a Hospice wellness fair to share info about GCY worked a total of 34 hours at Lincoln Financial taught 8 yoga Classes attended a leadership lunch for making Greensboro a better place to live Ran a total of 7  miles (4 of which were with my Buddy Alli!) Got pre-approved for a mortgage Met with a Realtor met with my therapist (Self care is important everyone should have a therapist)

Weekend Wish List

MS Gears and Cheers Ride on Saturday hoping for a slow 40 miles Friday Night Pop Up Promenade Work on Marketing Materials for GCY Work on Kimberly Wilson's Business e-course : "Creative + Conscious Business" Clean my room Take a nap

Full Days Calm Mind

Will you help shape your city?  Just like everyone else my days are full to the brim.  Today is no exception, the odd difference is that I had to take a PTO day (Paid Time Off) from my job at Lincoln in order to get everything done today.  I've decided not to move aimlessly through my busy days, I will accomplish what needs to be done as mindfully and presently as possibly.

This full day started with my lovely bunch of yogis at 5:45am, an early morning class is one of the most perfect ways to start your day.  If you happen to be a morning person come try it and see how centered you are the rest of the day.

Then instead of rushing off to Lincoln Financial for a long 8 hour shift like I normally do on Tuesdays, I had the privilege of representing Greensboro Community Yoga at the Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Greensboro.

class schedule with a quote and bag of tea attached (hand crafted by moi), extra tea to take, and a sampling of all of the books we sell at the studio.

I was sharing information about the studio with their beautiful and caring nursing staff.  Hospice is AMAZING! I was glad to share information about the studio with them.  Very productive morning.

Then I was off to the next appointment of the day! Shape Your City Luncheon with Synergy!

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We are a group of young people who want to make a difference and influence the city we live in.  We want to make things happen because we LOVE Greensboro.

Do you love Greensboro?

We were getting together to share ideas about what we want to stop happening in Greensboro, what we want to see continued and what we want to see start happening.  It was a neat sharing of ideas, I can't wait to see what grows out of this lunch.

100 of Greensboro young professionals who want to make a difference

Much more left to do as it is not yet 4:00pm, and as I move through my day I'm calling on my yoga and meditation practice to keep me centered and grounded.  I'll move through these activities with a calm mind that will keep me ready to take on the world, or maybe just these few tasks.  It helps that I've got a massage in less than an hour, self-care is just as important as everything else.

Greensboro is BEAUTIFUL

IMG_0993 I can't help but notice all of the little things that make my city beautiful.  Do you ever stop and notice.  Right now the azalea's are in full bloom.  The city is warming to spring and it makes me smile.

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That is all for now Friends:) xoxoxo -Alisha

Lunch Time Delights!

I could be one of those people who works through lunch religiously.  All of the studies say that is not a good thing to do.  As a matter of fact it actually lowers productivity.  If I don't have a reason to leave for lunch, I'm ashamed to say I work through it.  Luckily for me I've got pets!  I hate the thought of Max having to hold it and hang out at the house alone all day while I'm at work.  So to ease my pet owning conscience and get away from the desk I run home to walk/pet/cuddle and hang out with my furry friends. Today happens to be on of those days, but in addition I'm using my lunch to blog (perks of living super close to work)!  When I got home I had a package on my door step from Amazon!  The books I ordered this weekend arrived!

Pema's Books!

I've got some Buddhist books on my reading list for tonight as you can see!

Babar is one of my all time favorite children's books!

I've also got this on the reading list! Children's books are pure pleasure to me. This is an extra treat for me to read tonight!  I'll probably read it out loud to the dogs, with voices and everything.

The dogs enjoyed the lunch time visit and even got to soak in some sun!

Sweet little queen of sheba!

Big Train!

Then I left them chillin on the bed ready for another nap while I head back to work. Wish I could join them...

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In reality when I left the house, Mae had kicked Max off of the Bed (it's his bed mind you!) and they were both settled in.