Blog — spirituality
Around the same time I started using Instagram to build Compliment's following, I started following the beautiful, inspiring feed of Stephanie Birch (@stephynow). Her feed consists of lots of super-bendy yoga poses, showing off the amazing things the human body can do. Her captions often talk about love and joy and vulnerability and motherhood. It was months later that I found out that this incredible soul I'm often inspired by, lives blocks from me! I sent her an email to see if we could meet up for this interview.
It's not easy putting yourself out there when you start a business. You are letting everyone know who you are, what you stand for, and then pray they buy what you're selling. You get told no. A lot. You get passed by. A lot. And sometimes, truth be told, it makes you (ok, me) wanna climb into a hole and quit. BUT...(This is bound to come up in conversation if you talk with me long enough.) Author, professor, and sociologist, Brene Brown, has changed the way I think about life, relationships, and the kind of human I want to be....
A dear friend of mine shared this video with me a couple years ago. Since then, I've used it as an entry point into a journal write with my students and as a conversation piece with my friends. The cinematography is incredible to me. But it's the words that REALLY get me. (Yeah, yeah... I'm a nerd for words.) It's shot in a Northern California redwood forest, not too far from where I live and work. Lucky, huh? I think of this video often when my life goes in a direction I didn't plan. I know that we grow out...