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the saltwater record

"The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, or the sea." — Isak Dinesen

I'm Lisa Morford. Writer. Yogini. Spiritual nomad. Yoga aficionado by day, MFA student by night. Dreamer of dreams, reveler of life, and lover of all that is beautiful.

http://www.thesaltwaterrecord.com

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veschwab:

On the STAR STICKER method.

A lot of people have seen me talking about my calendar system lately, and as I gear up to turn the page and start a new month, I thought I’d share this here, for anyone who needs a new system and/or a kick in the pants.

Basically, I get a calendar and a variety of colored stars, and make a key each month based on what I need to accomplish.

Usually it’s:

1) 500 words written

2) 100 pages read

3) exercise

4) school

And then I basically just keep track. It sounds simple, but I find the daily accountability and visibility of measurement INCREDIBLE helpful. You can see that in September I wrote almost 30k, read about 4,000 pages, worked out 19 days, and went to school. Whatever your goals may be, the system keeps you from losing track of days/weeks.

Anyway, if you want to give it a try, join in! Tomorrow’s a new month!

This is awesome!

Not Another Chaturanga, by Lisa Morford | RecoveringYogi

My second piece published on Recovering Yogi today! #yoga #writing #lifestyle #wellness #health #life #amwriting #summer

the saltwater record | the cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, and the sea. —Isak Dinesen

New post on my blog :) 

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I wake up this morning, an hour too early. The dawn lays like a whisper over the day, the grey of early morning hugs us with a gentle hush before the shout of sunshine.

I am still shrouded in the fog of nighttime. My body is heavy, my limbs are relaxed. I want to go back to sleep, want to drift back for one more hour of sweet darkness before getting up to start my day. I close my eyes, try to find the place in my consciousness where I can slip away, unnoticed by my self.

But it is in this moment that I am struck into awareness, into awake-ness, because it is in this quiet moment, when everyone else and the world is still asleep, that I can feel my reality. The simplicity of it. The sweetness of it. The comfort of his steady breath, the gentle sway of blanket as his chest rises and then falls. I want to go to sleep, but I don’t. I can’t, because I might miss it. In a rush of clarity, I suddenly understand the words that once sounded cliché and overplayed. Don’t wanna fall asleep ’cause I’d miss you baby. And I don’t want to miss it, this moment when the pleasure of this warmth, the bliss of this reality is too much for me to bear, too intense for me to sleep it all away. And so I lay, awake, my eyes closed, breathing in, breathing out. My lungs swell, my heart squeezes in my chest, salty-sweet tears well up in my eyes and I am here. I am here and I am awake and he is here and he is sleeping and it is so right.

One of these mornings I will sleep again. My reality will settle like a down duvet and I will rest in the comfort and the ease of it.

But today. Today I am awake so I can feel it.

Today I am a girl in love.

All The Most Essential Science Fiction And Fantasy Books In July

bibliopod:

Some of these look great! I just want to read-read-read this summer!

LOVE this moment. Love Dexter. I really love the way the show had so much philosophical inquiry laced into it. So good.