About a year ago, my dear teacher and friend Erin Maile O’Keefe from Circus Yoga – brought some roll on glitter to our level 1 training.. She encouraged us to put it on and PLAY.
Ihave been spending the past few years learning more about my interests, reflection on JOY and magic in my day to day life.. So, adding a little glitter on Friday night seemed to just fit right in! Shortly after the training, my own bottle of roll on glitter arrived. I started keeping it in my purse and in my car and putting on before I went out… then what happened? I started wearing it more regularly.. and instead of just for a special class or a kids class or an event.. I started putting it on in the morning- before drop off- before adult classes.. before grocery shopping.
Here’s what I noticed.. I got lots of questions and smiles when people saw glitter at 8am! I also started sharing it with others and buying in bulk so I could spread the magic.. Wearing glitter makes me happy. It’s a VERY small and insignificant way that I bring joy to my life! I recently had a tough day and when I was cleaning up after- I very slowly and mindfully applied my new soft, smooth glitter. It made me smile, it gave me a little light- that I so needed.
Glitter will not take away pain or suffering or make your life easier but it WILL shed a bit of light, a bit of magic into your day to day.
WHAT ARE LITTLE THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOURSELF TO MAKE YOURSELF JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE HAPPY?
STAY TUNED for lilomm glitter line.. coming soon in 2015.
Erin ( founder of Circus Yoga, Mentor and all around AWESOME BEING) & I at the FIRST NATIONAL KIDS YOGA CONFERENCE, in Washington, DC FALL 2014.
by mary oliver
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A change of direction.
a new place for exploration.
welcome to lilomm life. A new place to explore and connect with living resources that can help you.
What is lilomm life?
It’s our way of acknowledging that YOU are part of something bigger. Its our tribute to our community, our passions, our lives.
lilomm life is a place to learn more about who we are , what our lives are like and what resources have helped us along the way.
Over the past few years, a number of our most loved students and teachers have moved away from DC.. I have been thinking about and wanting to find a way to continue to connect in a larger sense, away from the actual studio in DC. I
I wanted to create a place of visual and concrete resources so that you can learn about what we do behind the scenes… What we read, what we watch, who we follow..
Often, these gems are shared in between classes, in person and at the studio.. but by creating an online platform where we can go a bit deeper into the larger context for the work we do, the people we are and how we want to be in the world.
lilomm life is about our spiritual connections, our passions in life, our relationship to ourselves and to those around us.
lilomm life is about community.. it’s about how we serve and live in our world and do it with purpose.
a lilomm life is one where we asks lots of questions and most certainly do not have all the answers!
We hope that somewhere in here.. you feel supported, you feel connected, you feel inspired to LIVE in the ways that give you joy, that feed your soul.
We want lilomm life to be a portal for ideas, growth, and mostly love.
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