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3 Things That Nourish Me

1.  To a large extent I’m with Lisa Johnson when it comes to the endorphins.  When I get come home from a workout I feel sharp, stoked and have the stamina to work for a long time. For me, yoga does it, and walking, and working out with Tim.  I also get a big physical charge riding my bike, kayaking, and cross-country skiing in winter.

2.  I am deeply nourished by reading.  It is absolutely essential for my fluency, as well as to prime the pen, to read really good, inspiring writing daily.

3.  And finally, observing and studying the lives of people living creative andproductive lives really inspires me.  If I can’t observe these lives directly, within my immediate circle of friends, then I find and follow such people and their exploits in the media and on the web.

It’s essential that I know what nourishes me so I can intentionally incorporate these things into my day to insure that my creativity level stays high and never dries up.  It’s my recipe, and it never flops.  The only thing I have to do is remember to cook it  up, and serve it, every single day.

What’s your inspiration recipe?  What nourishes you?

Author:

I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

4 thoughts on “3 Things That Nourish Me

  1. I am honored to listed among the things that nourish your life! I would count you on my list as well!
    So here is my list:
    1) The joy of friends who just love you for who you are and not who you are not!
    2) The joy of the mind, body, spirit connection that allows my days to flow with ease and peace.
    3) Great food grown with care – knowing that I am not putting junk into my system and then asking questions like why am I sick? Why am I tired? What pill can I take to fix my problems.
    4) Great music that plays all around me as a sound track to my life!
    5) Love! Love is in me all the time – and it just keeps coming back to me in all shapes and forms because it is what is in me. I love the statement – “If you squeeze an orange what comes out? Orange Juice. Why? Because that is what is inside.”
    6) Place – what a place we live in with trails, streams, lakes, great people and so many adventures around each corner! And Ithaca not far away as well!

    Thanks Kath for helping making my life a lot of fun!
    Tim

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  2. Thanks for nourishing me Kath! This is exactly why I “stalk” your blog: “observing and studying the lives of people living creative and productive lives really inspires me. If I can’t observe these lives directly, within my immediate circle of friends, then I find and follow such people and their exploits in the media and on the web.”

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