Update and a New Podcast

I had a dream come true last week. For almost twenty years, I’ve been online-stalking tropical yoga retreats. And last year, when I saw a women’s trip to Costa Rica listed on the event board of my favorite yoga studio (AND it was being led by my favorite instructors!), I decided to take the plunge and sign up.

And I’m SO glad I did. Every minute of last week’s trip to the beautiful Pacific town of Nosara was magical, from zip lining across forest valleys to meditating solo in a huge outdoor shala overlooking the trees during a sunset thunderstorm. The women were amazing, the yoga restorative, the locals warm and welcoming, and the monkeys wildly entertaining.

I don’t usually do things like this for myself (“It’s too expensive.” “I don’t have the time.” “It’s not practical.”) And I did have moments of guilt during the trip (“Are my students okay?” “I could have spent this money elsewhere.” “I’ve left my husband with all the household stuff.”), but I realized that letting those thoughts intrude only negated the investment of time and money. If I was going to do it, I needed to DO it.

So I did. And I recommend that you give yourself the gift of enjoying your dreams when you can make them happen. Guilt free. It’s okay to step away sometimes and take care of yourself.

I received a surprise message from one of the women this morning (who was unknown to me before the trip). She started listening to a podcast she subscribes to and was shocked when she realized I was the guest. Small world:)

Here’s the new podcast and if ever get a chance to go to Costa Rica, do so and tell the monkeys that Lisa says “hi.”

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Update and a New Podcast

  1. Roshonda N. Blackmon – Everywhere – My name is Roshonda Blackmon and I have been known in life as “the encourager” God gave me that gift before I even realized what it was or what it truly meant, the only thing I knew is that a vast amount of people liked to come to me for advice and once that advice was received, I never heard from them anymore until they wanted more advice. That gifting soon became my ministry. I’ve been through quite a bit of challenges in life from dealing with suicide, low self-image which resulted in low self-esteem, to the difficulties of growing up in a one parent household and the list goes on and on. But God in all his Mercy and Grace blessed me to overcome those obstacles and situations and gave me a “second” chance by allowing me to live through all that darkness in order to help spread an encouraging light to others. In a world of uncertainty and negatism’s I want to encourage you to LIVE. Yes, Life does get hard sometimes, But if we keep looking up at the SON; we gain strength, we become empowered and we grow in the process with God’s help; for it doesn’t matter where you are in your life at this moment in time; God is able and will meet you within that dark place and change your life from Dark to Light, I’m not only a witness to this; but JustsumInspiration to show you, That you too can make it.
    Roshonda N. Blackmon says:

    Beautiful Post, so glad you got a chance to unplug and do something for you. The pictures are beautiful. I’m going to check out the podcast!

      1. Roshonda N. Blackmon – Everywhere – My name is Roshonda Blackmon and I have been known in life as “the encourager” God gave me that gift before I even realized what it was or what it truly meant, the only thing I knew is that a vast amount of people liked to come to me for advice and once that advice was received, I never heard from them anymore until they wanted more advice. That gifting soon became my ministry. I’ve been through quite a bit of challenges in life from dealing with suicide, low self-image which resulted in low self-esteem, to the difficulties of growing up in a one parent household and the list goes on and on. But God in all his Mercy and Grace blessed me to overcome those obstacles and situations and gave me a “second” chance by allowing me to live through all that darkness in order to help spread an encouraging light to others. In a world of uncertainty and negatism’s I want to encourage you to LIVE. Yes, Life does get hard sometimes, But if we keep looking up at the SON; we gain strength, we become empowered and we grow in the process with God’s help; for it doesn’t matter where you are in your life at this moment in time; God is able and will meet you within that dark place and change your life from Dark to Light, I’m not only a witness to this; but JustsumInspiration to show you, That you too can make it.
        Roshonda N. Blackmon says:

        Lol. That’s good. Very good piece by the way…I would have never thought of breaking a journal down into three sections – that’s a wonderful idea. I’ve always used a journal to put all my bad stuff in, like my hurt, pain and disappointment but not realizing that it actually could be the beginning of something bad have a rainbow ending, plus it’s also good to see where you were and how you overcame those processes. Loved it and Thanks for Sharing!!

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