Last week's highlights included doing a little bit of exploring, discovering a new farmers market (not only produce but plants included) and watching my sister's new collection hit the runway.
Besides sharing snapshots of my salvadorean life I've decided to start sharing different things I find fun, inspiring, challenging, beautiful and well, interesting and worth reading.
They will come from different sources but mostly from other blogs I read.
If I can help spread the love in anyway darn it I will.
Here are today's first cool-amazing-heart-melting-awesome links.
Amanda from RunToTheFinish is nothing but unknown in the running/blogging world. Her passion and determination blow my mind. She was one of the first running blogs I started to read and now one of the few I continue to read. It's not the first time I've mentioned her here. She was one of the bloggers that inspired my marathon training. She has an amazing weight loss story that she has been kind enough to share with all her readers. It's definitely much MUCH more than "just" a weight loss story. You can read it here.
GrowSoulBeautiful is a place where yoga and photography meet. They have a fun and very insightful Instagram challenge called #YogaADay. The idea is to explore asanas and self-portraits and upload them to Instagram adding the hashtag and tagging @growsoulbeautiful. They feature a selection of the uploaded pictures but of course you can see all of them by searching #YogaAday on Instagram. For me the idea of self-portraits (and I think I'm not alone on this one) represents pushing myself out of my comfort zone into a vulnerable place and interestingly enough, that is what yoga has been for me. I think this challenge captures the essence of freeing yourself in the asanas right on. You can read about the challenge here
Through Instagram I found Win Wiley. A photographer from Nebraska who simply lights up my feed. He shared a few words and some out-of-this-world images about Brooklyn and Trevor. These photos will fill your heart with love and inspiration.
it's been a short while since I've been following Gena's blog Choosing Raw. She's a vegan and I'm not even vegetarian but that doesn't mean that I don't find very useful resources on her website. On the contrary it's filled with not only yummy recipes but also interesting (to say the least) information on nutrition (She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist), body image and wellness. If anyone has ever come close to convincing me -without even trying- to go vegan it's her. She's smart, rational and very well informed yet humble about it. I recently read what she wrote about an article in Marie Claire called "The Vegan Myth". It's a very well written piece worth reading (Gena's that is). The Marie Claire article states that veganism is something that is supposed to be healthy but it actually may not. I've heard this debate before. It was in the yoga community (anyone remember that NYT article?) and since it's all in the past I will leave it there. Gena's words are very wise and -I think- come from an honest place. You can read them here.
Enjoy a good read!