Vino and Vinyasa–When Two Worlds Collide

If you were to look up “Kristen” in a thesaurus, you’d probably find the first synonym “vino lover.” However, since I’ve begun the practice of yoga just about a month ago, I’ve experienced profound internal changes–I would honestly call them near religious experiences.  In my stillness, I am able to process the deepest of emotions–grief, regret, loss, trauma and despair.  Yes, I’ve cried on my mat. I’ve been able to release these pains from my past and let go of all that does not serve me.  I feel grounded, balanced, present, vibrant, alive, awake, full of hope and inner peace–more than I’ve felt in decades and it’s absolutely divine.

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Wine Not–Giving up Wine for the Month of June

Twist, pop, clink, swirl, sniff, sip, ahhhhh.  My favorite routine and most tranquil time of the day–Wine O’Clock! This time has become a sacred nightly ritual.  After working all day, running kids to all corners of the city, taking care of the dogs, pouring a glass of velvety goodness is a well-deserved treat. IMG_1560

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