Life always feels like its passing by each moment at a time. We as humans drift from one fleeting moment to the next and forget to stop and be present. Yoga was the only thing that taught me to be in the here and now. It is the one thing I know that the moment I am on that mat, there is no past and no future. All previous thoughts I had before the class drift away and it opens me up to the possibilities of being me. I then begin to feel each moment. From my toes cracking on the floor to my hamstrings stretching in pain, I am there 100%. The moment class ends, life again starts rushing by at the speed of light. Its as if during class a pause button gets pressed and people are allowed to see how they are feeling. Yoga has taught me to be present and I believe that is one of the most important things you can be in life. Our day to day is always going to rush by whether it is routine or a special night out, it will rush by and end. For those who feel like their life is rushing by one moment at a time, yoga may be the answer you are looking for.
Carly Jensen xo
The saints and sinners of Melbourne flock to Chapel Street to get a taste of their deepest desires. With something for everyone, Chapel Street holds the breeding grounds for all party animals and shopping fanatics. Walking down the street you will be amazed by the energy that comes from Chapel Street. Even on a Sunday day it had a rare vibrance about it. Whether you were hoping to shop at the trendy stores of Prahran or make your way to the hot bars and clubs of Windsor, Chapel Street has something for everyone! Here are my top 5 things to do on Chapel Street.
1) Shop @ Dakota 501, American Apparel and Chapel Street Bazaar.
2) Eat @ Ruby Tuesday’s and Boursh, Vodka and Tears.
3) Drink Coffee @ Dukes Coffee Roasters
4) Explore – Greville Street and Greville Street Records. Don’t forget to check out all the great street art.
5) Party @ Killing Time – good ambiance, cozy and small with great music.
Carly Jensen xo
Respond to Every Call That Excites Your Spirit
I love this quote so much ! Just think of how many things there are that make you happy. What excites you? Never ignore these calls that excite you, they are telling you what your heart truly wants. Follow them and see where they take you. You may be surprised what waits for you at the end of the rainbow.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Life is too short to be anything but loving. Share your love with everyone around you at all times. I want to look back on my life and know that I was a loving person and a joy to be around. Why Hate ? Stop your hating now ! Be happy, good things come to good people. Share the love 🙂
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
― Babe Ruth
Never give up! Keep fighting for what you want. Once you get there it will be worth the battle!
Today I feel extremely tired and lazy; it could be due to the fact that the weather is not very nice outside or that I need to be on vacation ASAP. Vancouver is a lovely place to live but the biggest downside is that it rains a lot. For me this is not only depressing it almost makes it unbearable to live here. I have been thinking all day about being on a warm beach in the sunshine drinking a delicious fruit smoothie. So today for Friday Faves, I thought it would be suitable to talk about the beach. One of my most favorite things on this planet is by far the beach. Warm sand beneath your feet, the ocean so refreshing, if I could I would live on a beach. To me being on a beach lying in the sun is true bliss. I shouldn’t complain too much because in exactly 10 days I will be jetting off to Maui. My goal is to master paddle boarding and surfing, this could be quite a struggle considering surfing is one of the hardest sports I have ever tried. In conclusion, whatever your bliss may be, don’t be afraid to take a break from your busy life to live it. Live where your heart is warm and be with the people that light up your life.
Life’s a Wave….. Catch it!
Photo taken from Google.
Create a reality that you don’t want to run from. We all spend each and every day living in our own heads thinking about our “dream life.” If I could snap my fingers right now and change something, I would be somewhere hot. I would be doing something that made me smile and laugh. I would be so content at where I was that I would not have to dream up where I wanted to be. It would be nice if I could change all these things I didn’t like in my life this instant that would be great. However, that is not the case. Good things take time and hard work; you must strive each and every day for your dreams or your concept of a good reality. I then realized if you found a way to make your everyday life seem like a vacation, you would be set. We are always waiting for our next trip, waiting for our next surprise, the next holiday. How about learning to love what you’re doing right now!
You know that feeling when you wake up the day you are about to catch a plane somewhere. Whether you have been there or not, it is that exciting feeling of going on vacation and having a new experience. How about when you wake up on Christmas morning, whether you are a parent or a kid you still get that feeling of joy inside. So why not wake up tomorrow and get excited about what your day is about to bring. If you feel like you are stuck in a rut of doing the same routine every day, it’s time to change that! Do something that gives you that excited vacation feeling. Live a reality that you are not trying to escape from.
Photo taken from Pinterest
Sometimes in the middle of the chaos it’s good to just sit back and tell yourself that you are okay. If you have two arms and two legs you have a reason to be happy. If you are alive and breathing, you have a reason to smile. What am I talking about you may ask? You know that feeling when everything is going wrong. When the sky hasn’t been blue for days and when you try to be optimistic nothing shows. Things may not be perfect and they never will be but in the middle of the storm it’s okay to just be.
The chaos is in your life to tell you that you are human, to let you know that it’s better to feel something than nothing at all. This past week has been a bit of a downer in my family, my mom and dad’s best friend is dying of liver cancer. It has put a huge stress on everyone; anger has come out, sadness and denial. I was driving with my sister and I wouldn’t say I was extremely happy but I was content. This concept of being okay in the storm hit me as I was driving and I thought it would be smart to share it with you. Most of your worrying in life is brought on by your own mind, if you learn to relax and tell yourself that you are okay in any situation things will turn around before you know it.
Try smiling even when you feel upset. You won’t believe how fast a smile can turn into laughter. Remember, there is a light at the end of the tunnel even if you are stuck in the fog.
I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing.
—Dr. Madan Kataria
All photos are taken from Google unless noted otherwise.