Air

19 Apr

 Do you ever stop to take a good healthy deep breath of air? Stop, for a moment and take one…I’ll wait….. Feels wonderful, right??? I think we all need that time to stop and take in what is around us. We are so small in this great big world, and taking it all in is important all the time. We need air to survive, and breath air all day long  Feel you need a cleansing breath take JUST TAKE ONE OR TWO. Take a breath. Observe. Listen to your body.

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Ain’t No Moment High Enough

17 Apr

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The Sum of 20Something

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How many times would you say you have completely surrendered to the moment?  You freed your self from obligations, judgment, expectations, physical pain, and everything else that occupies our minds 99% of the day.  How many times in the past year have you accomplished this?

Yesterday, I experienced one of those moments.  I was fortunate enough to be part of a group of five friends who hiked to the tower at the top of Mohonk Mountain in New Paltz, NY.  It was  an impromptu day trip that organically came together.  Everyone was free on this random Tuesday in April, and as soon as we set off on our journey, it was magic.  There was no trail for the first four miles.  My friend, Dana, led the way using just her memory.  We walked through mud, thorn patches, farms, private property, and steep, unmarked trails.  When we finally came across the actual…

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More and fitness half marathon Revelation and motivation

16 Apr

Yesterday marked my new PR for my second half marathon  2hr 22mins and 13 secs.My marathon was 4hr 44mins,I guess I am pretty consistent with my mile time….

I felt so inspired by all the women running on Sunday’s race, I could not help but let out bursts of encouragement throughout the race. We all worked so hard to get where we want to be. Women of all shapes and sizes, giving every inch they can to finish the race. This weekend was truly motivating for me. On Friday, I went to Good Morning America to support all the racers for Sunday. It was amazing to be in the city, rain and all just made it such a memorable day for me . It allowed me to walk around and navigate my body and mind. It was a change in my normal experiences that have been  occurring.
It is truly amazing how are minds can get so wrapped up in thoughts and cycles. Think about how our minds and daily activities consume our time on earth. We all get stuck on a wheel of the same. There is a loop that allows us to feel either fine with chasing the piece of cheese or…..  Guess what, feeling that the cheese is making me run in place and has gone moldy. So world I am lactose-free and done with cycles, it’s time to break it.

Now, is it normally to feel this way? Should I drop everything to change, No and yes…Don’t forget about goals that have become sidelined and wrapped up. Keep it all fresh, what’s wrong with that?

What is to come of all this? I am allowing fate to lead the way. I have control of my hopes and dreams, but I also need to put myself and mind out there to be considered. So  here I am again back with a new pair of running shoes and thoughts about what I should do. I want to teach others and someday be a teacher.I want to be a writer and someday be published. I know I can do both I have seen it done before, what makes my mind and life any different?

Wearing some new digs and trying something new

1 Jan

Bring on the new year and new ThinGs!I went rock climbing for the first time and fell in love with it. I am fully open to what this year has to offer me. I am ready for many new challenges ,tests and whatever life throws at me. I think thIs year will be great for all, and we all need to work hard to reach for our dreams. I will work harder than wvet before I know I can do it…

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Words to follow and think about

1 Jan

http://exp.lore.com/post/39343356555/benjamin-franklins-famous-list-of-thirteen

Me

27 Dec

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The race is done!

21 Dec

So I reached my goal of running a marathon by my 26th birthday. It took only 4:44 to finish the race in NYC prospect park.I loved every second of my journey. I had ups and downs throughout my training. I can now only think about setting a new goal of 3 to 4 hour race time.
I also need a major body change, so that means trying new things…

That would be me after the race. I think the hardest part was my
walk back to the subway. It was the longest cool down I ever had! My favorite part thanksgiving was soon after!!!
So now I want to try new classes and challenges…more awaits me. Bring it on!

23 Sep

My Resume

Becoming a pre schoolteacher will allow me to establish myself and truly commit my mind and heart on something that I love, teaching children. I find this opportunity at your school to be a wonderful counterpart to the pursuit of my success. I have unrelenting desires to discover and develop the mind and heart. I have received my bachelor’s degree of English literature from William Paterson University. I am now ready to take my life to the next step and pursue my dreams of teaching. I have open availability, ample experience, and plenty of positive energy. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this opportunity.

Carolyn Garcia

Objective  

I am a goal-driven graduate, with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. I am studying to become a highly dedicated educational professional with an extensive experience in a Montessori school. I am seeking…

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Fly alone: “Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.” ~Unknown.

13 Sep

“Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.” -Gandhi

Butterflies I see them everywhere I go and mostly during my runs. I found a connection with them and I am sure others do as well. When seen they are often flying solo floating and dipping in the air, they seem in a state of ease. Butterflies are so carefree and beautiful to me it is no wonder why they spark so many thoughts. I often wonder what can I learn from the nature of a butterfly. What comes to mind is the butterfly’s strength, courage, determination. The life-cycle of  a butterfly connects to us in many ways, because we all grow up, learn, strive and grow old. It’s just important to think about how much time and energy it takes a butterfly to fly and develop. Throughout the butterflies life they develop alone, admired and loved. Is there pieces of this journey we could use in our life, yes I think so. Sometimes we need to be alone to develop, grow, make changes, achieve, do something you have been pushing to the back of your thoughs.

Are we more productive alone? Do we get things on are to do list finished faster, when we have no one else around?  DO we often slip in to comfort zones? Make choices that are going to last more than a week and dissipate?

I know deep inside all of us are  just as determined young adults making a name for ourselves. Consistently showing the world what we are made of. Providing a secure life for ourselves then allowing the combination with that one person doing the exact same thing. That is courage and patience right there, to allow others to fly solo to be their own personal best.

This mind set will  lead to attraction to like minds. Even thinking about  a group of close friends you have, you may find strength or will to change. Allow yourself to become inspired by them. We are all after the end result, why not learn from each other, build off each others strengths and weaknesses. Accept the change that is happening to all of us. Know that growing old is a blessing and we are on a journey so lets embrace it.

Keep your toes up and take care.

Lynn

The blue moon and New beginings

6 Sep

A blue moon is the appearance of the third full moon in a season that has four full moons, instead of the usual three.[1] It is never visually blue. Because a blue moon occurs only every two or three years, the term blue moon is used colloquially to mean a rare event, as in the phrase “once in a blue moon”…

I was completely unaware of the moon cycle till now. I am understanding why my mother was always tell me that our bodies follow the moon. My life made some major shifts in the past week and a half and I am wondering if others had this flip as well. After this change I started to read about crystals and Chakra Balancing.

My new-found interest resulted me to find a great site http://www.rockwhisperernyc.com

Chakras are described as spinning wheels or vortices of light, but I find explaining them as different colored lightbulbs easier to visualize: The Root is red, the Sacral orange, the Solar Plexus yellow, the Heart green, the Throat turquoise, the 3rd Eye indigo, and the Crown white or violet. When these ‘lightbulbs’ are perfectly balanced, a good amount of electricity (energy) is flowing through them and they are shining brightly. When they are imbalanced, too little energy is flowing through (causing them to be dim), or too much (causing them to be overblown).

Now, to come back to my yoga practice the other day connected with me. It spoke to me in regards of movement and being off in this cycle. I was in a circle for yoga at a new place with new faces. I told the instructor I am a runner with tight shoulders and hips. ( Common story) She positioned the group in a circle and in the cycle of movement I somehow flipped to the wrong side as everyone else, breaking the flow. This small mistake spoke to me in many ways and I am taking it off the mat and making a point to stay centered.