Friday, July 18

honorary shutter sister*

vintage bottles print in my shop, canon digital rebel xti

I'm still feeling the high from my two Nia classes. I am blessed to be able to go each day if I so desire. It has shifted something deep inside of me. Like I have found a greater purpose that I have yet to completely figure out. I spent hours on youtube last night watching people dance and speak about Nia. I am seriously considering doing the 7 day teacher training intensive at their headquarters in Portland, Oregon this winter. My mood has lifted tremendously and I have found a gracefulness in my walk that hasn't been there in far too long. I think I've been looking down too much, allowing the dissapointment and depression of my fertility journey to weigh on my shoulders. The last few days I have felt taller and lighter. I am anticipating the unfolding of this dance in my life.

Today I am an honorary sister at Shutter Sisters. You can read my guest post here. I am so very humbled to be part of this inspiration circle.

Interesting the sweetness that comes into your life when you open your heart...even if its a teeny tiny bit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like a bit of intelligent physical exercise to lift your mood.

July 18, 2008 at 1:40:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shutter Sisters is always the first site I visit for inspiration each morning, and I recognized your photo before I read one single word.

You are a beautiful and inspiring soul yourself.

July 18, 2008 at 1:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

I agree... breathing in... opening the heart... breathing out... smile....

my father-in-law told me over xmas our emotions/feelings are like a blanket... we pull the blanket of 'hurt' over us... and cuddle... and get really (un) 'comfortable under it... but we can decide when we want to pull that specific blanket over our faces to watch the sun come up...

this particular conversation helped me to pull the blanket off... but just sometimes... i feel like diving in... and embrace! and feel! or just lie there... knowing I can choose.

Happy that you are feeling lighter! xx

July 18, 2008 at 2:38:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found you via Shutter Sisters and after gazing at your photos, I've become a fan. Your work is amazing!

July 18, 2008 at 10:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Katrin said...

I would say: go for it, become a Nia-teacher. I can so picture you doing it (and I would love to be in one of your future classes if I would only live near you...)

July 19, 2008 at 3:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Mallory Matson said...

hi :) my names mallory, and i have just fallen in love with your blog. your photography is so inspiring i just want you to know you have a huge fan <3 and also youve been awarded the Brilliante Weblog Premio award, go to my blog for info on what to do next :) peace && LOVE

July 19, 2008 at 9:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dr. S said...

Are there specifically pre-natal Nia classes that you could train to teach? Somehow I imagine that you would be wonderful at that.

July 19, 2008 at 9:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger me-nikk said...

You have a place to stay if need be if you come to P-Town this winter. :)

July 19, 2008 at 11:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

yummy you.

so exciting.


July 19, 2008 at 11:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger tracey clark said...

your image and your words were so perfectly wonderful at shutter sisters. thank you for sharing something with us. xo

July 20, 2008 at 1:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Maria said...



July 20, 2008 at 4:11:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoot whoot.

"Claim the things you want by feeling & believing that they are yours."


July 20, 2008 at 5:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger gkgirl said...

glad to hear you so happy
and wanted to say
that i was thrilled to see you
at shutter sisters...
beautiful post!

July 22, 2008 at 4:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

I soooo have to take a NIA class.

can't wait to dance with you this fall my love.

You are beyond words dreamy...


July 22, 2008 at 9:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Ali Ambrosio said...

I"ve been doing Nia for several years and finally did the White Belt Intensive in Cape Town in 2006. It was incredibly difficult emotionally, but a very good experience all around. It was different from what I'd expected, but then I suppose leaving your expectations at the door is part of the experience! I'm not teaching Nia, I prefer to be a student, but I highly recommend the teacher training to anyone moved by dance.

July 24, 2008 at 3:02:00 AM PDT  

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