Scheduling a Simpler Summer

Written By: Erin Smith

May 19, 2017

I’d like you to take a moment to stop what you’re doing and look at the next three months on your calendar. I’m guessing there are way too many obligations, meetings, and work-related commitments and not enough moments that spark joy in your heart. Summer is a time to rest, have fun, and make family […]

A House Versus a Home

Written By: Erin Smith

April 19, 2017

Last year our beloved home on Quisenberry Lane got a massive renovation. We reframed a room, got new siding, installed a metal roof, replaced all of the windows, and painted the house my favorite shade of blue. The foreman was an architect and engineer. He had incredible vision and some great ideas for our domestic […]

Cosmic Wink or Just Neural Wiring?

Written By: Erin Smith

March 23, 2017

I recently saw a picture of a fjord in Norway. I was spellbound at the beauty. And then, seemingly, everyone started talking about Norway. It came up several times over the course of a few weeks, that feeling that Norway was having a moment, that the Universe was sending me a personal message. I was […]

Breaking Your Heart is Blessing Your Heart

Written By: Erin Smith

February 15, 2017

As a therapeutically-inclined yoga teacher, I work with lots of people who are in the process of healing broken bones and joint replacements. I remind them that healing takes time and energy and that injured bones and tendons actually repair themselves stronger than before. The heart is like that too. I don’t mean the physical […]

Hibernating for Survival

Written By: Erin Smith

January 17, 2017

Winter is upon us. Though we’re actually gaining one more minute of daylight each day, my soul feels as if winter shall never end. This is the time of year when animals find a warm, cozy den to wait out the coldest months. Taking our cues from nature, my family nested our sun room into […]

Becoming the Lotus

Written By: Erin Smith

December 27, 2016

I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process. ~Diana Nyad […]