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Wishing for a smooth but productive week. Let it be easy. Let it all get done. | Julie Love Gagen

Wishing you a smooth and productive week. Let it be easy. Let it all get done.

Hi, friends! So A LOT of changes are happening around here. And I CANNOT WAIT to share them. But making them happen takes a lot of work. A lot of diligence. A lot of patience. A lot of energy. And, right now, it’s exhausting. In THE BEST way. But exhausting nonetheless.     Slow Monday morning. So I’m starting my Monday morning really really slow. And rather than diving into the sea of never-ending work, I’m writing here. And sharing my experience. And feeling out the pace of this week. I’m breathing in the oils in my diffuser. And I’m drinking my coffee slowly. You see, I’m already dreading Friday. Ending the week with a long meeting is not exactly my way of rounding out the last days before launch (Yoga for YOUR Life launches June 1st!!). But it must be done. And it’s happening whether I want it to or not. So I’m being kind to myself. I’m moving slowly. Even though every fiber of my being wants to move a million miles and …

Yoga for YOUR Life | A course on developing a yoga practice that suits your life by Julie Love Gagen

Join Me and Develop YOUR Yoga Practice

Friends. Sigh. I can’t believe I’m FINALLY finally able to share this. I feel like I’ve been working so hard for so long for something.. and it’s weirdly relieving and wonderful and exhausting to get to this moment. I just launched my first online YOGA course!!   Learn more about Yoga for YOUR Life I’ve been teaching yoga for almost a year now. In fact, it was about this time last year that I announced I was pursuing yoga teacher training. And, because it’s me, and because I’m a routine over-planner, I quickly made a teacher training plan. And I worked really hard. And even though I had no idea what I was doing, and I had a feeling it was a little unnecessary – it is yoga teacher training after all – I wanted to feel prepared. Mentally and physically. So that I could invest my full, authentic, true self into the entire experience. The first few days in class were strange. I felt strangely disconnected, but yearned for connection. I felt tired, and …

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Overcoming Fear and Pursuing a Creative Passion

Months ago, I applied for Kellie Stamps’ 2016 Design Team. And I got in. And I was SO HAPPY and SO EXCITED and I couldn’t wait to tell everyone about it. And instead of announcing it, instead of posting all over Instagram, or writing a short blog post, I said nothing. I silently celebrated all by myself. And rather than immediately diving into the work, I ignored it. And that is fully out of character for me. So let’s talk about that. Because it’s fascinating and surprising and it’s a great personal story that is worthy of your time. Whether you’re a creative or not, this post is worthy of your attention. And, who knows, you might just learn something. Depression and Creativity I had a slow start to the year. And obviously that contributed to my quiet celebration. I was chronically sick, which, combined with the oppression of winter, and the crappiness of the first trimester of pregnancy, lead to depression. And depression, friend, is the killer of creativity. It is stifling while simultaneously …

Today I hold a space of Gratitude for my mind, body and spirit. I open my whole heart and see the flow of love, Sufficiency and Gratitude.  I allow for Quiet moments today where I acknowledge all I have Achieved. | Living in Sufficiency: A Daily Journey

Living in Sufficiency: A Daily Journey

Occasionally I come across things that are just too good not to share.  This is one of them. If you’ve followed this space for a while, you know that I like to get into the depths of who I am, how I work, what drives me. I like to consider, reflect, and dive a little deeper. I like to work through hard things, to find the positive, to reach a better way of being. Because, frankly, I have no choice. Life is HARD. And “hard” has, for many years, been my normal. That’s why I wholeheartedly pursued teaching yoga. It’s my way of reflecting, moving, working through hard things… when all I really want to do is curl up in my sweatpants and catch the latest Netflix series or scroll through Instagram. Because real life doesn’t give you the time to waste. Real life knocks you on your ass in half a second, pushes you around while your down, and still expects you to get up and go back to work, go back to responsibility, …

My 2016 One Little Word: Magic | How I Sustain Blog

One Little Word 2016 | Magic

Have you ever had one of those moments where coincidence or luck brought you to something totally new, totally amazing, and changed the course of the trajectory you were on? That, friend, is MAGIC. And it’s my One Little Word® this year. What is One Little Word®? Oh! I am SO so glad you asked! You may have noticed the cultural trend to move away from talking about New Year’s Resolutions (which are rarely followed after January), and a push towards adopting a word, or a phrase, or a general theme for the year. Something a little more attainable. A little more achievable. A little more realistic. And inspiring. It’s a trend I appreciate and truly value. It’s also a trend that follows a project I’ve been doing for years. One Little Word® is a project run by Ali Edwards. Ali is a memory keeper, a story teller, a talented artist. Seriously, don’t go to her website unless you’re planning to buy a bunch of stuff. She’s amazing. Anyway. This project, friend, is not a …