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breathe in the happy

I hear myself  loudly whispering ‘breathe’…. and yet I feel myself holding my breath in, making it my prisoner. My thoughts are bombarding each other in a ridiculous rush hour. Tangled, awkward, catapulting into a heap. It is a literal carnival inside my brain. Half freak show, part geek show.  I need some type of clarity. If I exhale my breathless air perhaps there will be illuminated straight lines.

So I sit here for a moment.

new years copy





It really isn’t that hard after all , so why is it so difficult. Our bodies are designed to breathe themselves for life.  It is natural, a carnal given. A knee – jerk reaction. Not to be taken for granted though. Mindfully breath equals life.


When this time of year rolls around for some of us it carries expectations. January 1st. A new year, a fresh start. Calculated lists of how to improve our selves and lives. Big, long lists. I am the worst type of offender. Swearing off sugar and alcohol and those delicious McDonald’s cheeseburgers. Purging unwanted and no longer loved house hold items.Wanting and needing order in all shapes and sizes. Ridding of toxic agents and sadly sometimes toxic people . Pursuing happiness in forms of smaller dress sizes, etc, etc yada, yada…. but none of that really brings true happiness. For me I am talking. That list feels like climbing a steep  and rocky mountain. Climbing a  humongous mountain while holding my breath. No thank you very much. I am going to dig down.


What I want this year for myself is a warmer heart. To be more warmhearted. I do believe that to really feel happiness  and to be happy it has to start on the inside. The rest will follow. For me. I am only preaching to myself here people. Preaching out loud to myself.

So I leave you here after my rambling jibber jabber. I think I worked it out, it’s not perfect but I believe I am starting to see a straight path now and I am breathing again. Thanks for lending me your ears and reading.

ps~ my inspiration for this piece? below, the Dalai Lama. It is worth the time to watch, he is infectious. Happy New Year to you, may it be the happiest ever. XXXOOO.


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  1. You make me laugh, and yet in my opinion, not one word of yours is ever ‘jibber jabber’. I too want to be more warm hearted, to really feel happiness, and to rid my life of toxic substances and people (well already have, so to keep doing it).
    Thank you for all the gorgeous beauty you share here. Also the bright colours of your fabrics and pillows make me want to curl up and meditate with you! Warmest hugs of friendship, and a big happy cheer to please keep on doing what you’re doing. You rock! 😉
    XxOo Gina

    • Now I have a super stupid goofy smile plastered on my face!! 😀
      Thank you for all the sunshine you share with us , I can feel your warm heart from here! Gina, hugs back to you, In a way we are meditating together. :0)
      Cheers and heartsmiles

  2. Such a lovely post, and full of lived wisdom. Breathing sounds as simple as being happy…..but as always our over complicated minds easily get in the way.
    I just love the colours and textures of your meditation space 🙂

    • Hello there Green Mackenzie and thanks a million for your kind words. I will pass the compliment along about the meditation space. It belongs to one of my best friends, it is her yoga studio. 😀 Cheers!

  3. Ridding of toxic people is one of the best resolutions ever! I try to do it every year and, I have to say, I manage to get rid of few people every year. It’s great and I feel great!

    • Hello lovely Francesca! I wish it was easier for me to rid of the toxic people. It never feels too good to me at the time but I know in time it will be the best thing. Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2014. The best year ever!

    • Hi Caitlin. Best wishes to you in 2014 as well and thank you for reading. Some times it is necessary to purge all things toxic but I never find it easy getting rid of the toxic people. Gladly I have never had to do it very often. Cheers to a fresh New Year!

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