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The Monkeys in the Tree

February 24, 2019

I am a generally happy person.

I just happen to cry a lot. Either my heart is too big, or I was just given a few extra tear ducts as a joke from God. 

So I’m laying on my yoga mat on Tuesday morning trying to find my inner zen and here I am will tears rolling down my face. What the hell Mackenzie? And even worse, I don't even know why I am crying. 

Finding stillness is something that is extremely difficult for me, even in my yoga class. My mind is racing, its like monkeys in a tree, swinging from branch to branch and cackling about, and all I’m trying to do is find stillness.


Why is it so stinking hard to carve out time for stillness? We have so many things grasping for our attention. Even right now as I’m typing this I’m trying to enjoy a cappuccino, map out my calendar for next month, plan my small group talk for Wednesday, and respond to three separate text conversations. They’re the monkeys in my head. These things are all great things, but I tend to place an immediate stress on things that aren’t so immediate.

So how do I create stillness so that I am not laying on my yoga mat blinking away tears on a Tuesday morning because I am so overwhelmed? Well I think that it starts with thankfulness. I am trying to be thankful for the things I turn into stressors. I am also trying to be thankful for all the beautiful things that I am rushing past me. The cherry trees started to bloom today. I’m drink another cappuccino. I able to see better with my new glasses. Thankfulness is creating a clearer mind. A clearer mind is creating stillness

Don't forget that I am SELF-PUBLISHING for the very first time this coming May! MAY 29TH my book will hit Amazon Prime to order via paperback and/or virtually for e-book. I am so excited about this process, but at this point everything is in the hands of my readers! The more hype my soon to be readers can create about this book, the more hands it will get into! 

 

 

 

 

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