About Me

And then there were two…

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Long story short, I have two blogs now. Be present yoga will focus more on meditation, inspiration and motivation. My new blog outdoor yogi will focus on yoga how-to’s, yoga poses etc. so check it out too 🙂

Thank you so much for all of your support and kindness it means so much to me!

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Yoga Class | Outdoor Yogi
https://t.co/ZL6dVUkFJa http://t.co/AORYUUPskF

Sincerely,
Amber ❤️✌️

Liebster Award-Discovering New Bloggers

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Thank you Anna at http://goingroguedotnet.com for nominating me for the Liebster award! I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to follow up on this. I was truly honored to receive this nomination. I am new to the blogging world but I have done my research and the Liebster Award is a way to discover new blogs and share some of your favorite bloggers with others. Once nominated for the Liebster award here is what you do:  (P.S. There isn’t a time limit on this that I’m aware of so take your time.)

1) Thank the blogger who gives it to you.

2) Answer the eleven questions he/she asks.

3) Nominate eleven bloggers with less than 500 followers.

4) Ask these eleven bloggers eleven questions.

5) Let these bloggers know that I have nominated them.

These are the eleven questions that I had to answer:

1) What is your favorite drink?

Water but I do love wine on occasion.

2) Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist?

Optimist.

3) Who has been the most influential person in your life?

My grandmother.

4) Are you a loner or the life of the party in real life?

Loner. I’m not comfortable in crowds.

5) What is your favorite TV show if you watch TV?

This changes depending on my mood right now when time permits I’m watching reruns of the Cosby Show and the Andy Griffith show.

6) How much sleep do you get on average?

6-8 hours or I try at least.

7) What is your favorite music genre?

I love all music but I tend to lean more toward country.

8) Do you prefer a city environment or a remote area?

Both. I love living in the country but being close to the city.

9) What is the one THING you cannot do without out?

Dreams and goals. I cannot do with them!

10) What made you decide to become a blogger?

I love to write and also wanted to share yoga tips with others.

11) If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

I would make sure my family/friends had what they needed and then I would take a vacation to somewhere warm and relax and think about how best to invest/spend the money.

 My nominees are:  To all of my nominees, thank you for sharing your thoughts and inspirations with us!

1) http://thelightjourney928.tumblr.com/

2) http://littlehappyness.wordpress.com/

3) http://spiritsunshine.wordpress.com/

4) http://nylifesupply.com/

5) http://chloemayward.wordpress.com/

6) http://jjdevotionscafe.com/

7) http://aikidonosekai.wordpress.com/

8) http://atidecrem.com/

9) http://thechrishuntblog.wordpress.com/

10) http://acoursetothefinishline.wordpress.com/

11) http://followyourdesire.wordpress.com/

My eleven questions for my nominated bloggers:

1) If you could change careers and start a brand new one tomorrow. What would you do?

2) You win a 2 week vacation, all expenses paid. Where would you go?

3) You’ve been given one super power. What would you choose?

4 & 5) You have the opportunity to create a cure for one disease. What would it be and why?

6) You could have dinner and discussion with anyone living or dead. Who would you choose?

7) Favorite movie?

8) Favorite childhood memory?

9) If you could make a living writing on any topic. What topic would you choose?

10) Why did you start your blog?

11) You have the chance to guest star on your favorite tv show. Which show would you pick?

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Missing You, Heart & Soul

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“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” Rose Kennedy

I don’t often get too personal but life tends to make it personal from time to time. 🙂 The older I get the harder holidays seem to be when you have lost people so dear to you. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful because I am such a blessed gal. I have so many amazing people in my life that I can’t even count them on two hands! The thing is some people come and pass through our lives that will never be forgotten. I like to think of them as soul mates not in the romantic sense but in the sense that they touch our heart and soul in such a beautiful way that only they can. For me one of those people was my grandmother or mamaw as I loved to call her. Easter was one of her favorite holidays. She always made this amazing bunny cake and she knew I hated coconut so she would always leave a part of it plain just for me. She was one amazing woman and I feel so blessed to have had the time that I had with her. I wrote this in remembrance of her today and I wanted to share because I know I’m not the only one missing someone today.

“I miss you. I keep waiting to feel some normalcy when a holiday arrives yet I’m looking for you. It’s been two years, technically seven but it could have been yesterday as far as I’m concerned. You learn to deal with the loss but that’s about it. I wonder if I’m normal. Is it normal to miss someone this much. I don’t know. You were home for so many years and I worry that home doesn’t exist anymore. I don’t dwell on it every day, I’m not sure I could but when I do it hits me like a ton of bricks. You’re gone. You’re not coming back. I can’t hear your voice or see your smile. I can’t feel you hug me tight. There’s nothing, nothing at all that I like about that.”

Let this be a reminder to hug those nearest and dearest a little tighter. To know that it’s always okay to remember and miss someone you love. To not take any time we get to share with our loved ones for granted. To live each day with no regrets. Love and Be Loved.

About Me and My Blog

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Recently updated my about me page on my blog and wanted to share. Thank you to everyone who has followed me 🙂

Yoga, motivation and inspiration is what I hope to share with you in my posts weekly and sometimes daily. As a full-time assistant and a part-time yoga instructor, I manage to keep myself busy and it seems I’m always juggling a new hobby or adventure. Lately, I’ve been posting daily and I love to write and share my thoughts and ideas. You can expect 2-3 posts a week from me but possibly more.

I hope to inspire, interact and connect with like minded people through my blog. My inspiration comes from reading, life experiences and my random thoughts. Posts consist of yoga, short youtube yoga tutorials, my life stories and lessons and much more. I want share goodness, light and love and put positive energy into the world while still keeping in my mind both the joys and struggles that life brings. And yes, I realize that makes me sound like a bit of a hippie but I am that too, I suppose. 🙂

More randomness about me……I’m not a vegan but I try to eat healthy. With one of my favorite foods being pizza and my love for trying new wines it sometimes proves to be challenging. When I’m not on a yoga mat, you can find me on the lake paddle boarding or maybe out hiking the beautiful mountains of east Tennessee. Tennessee would be perfect, if only we had an ocean!

I read a quote the other day and it is my current motivation and hope. “Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart. One who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” So I hope that’s what I can do for everyone I interact with in life. It’s a good goal and nice start.

If you have questions or thoughts, if you’re curious about yoga and want to know something specific, please reach out or email me at bepresent100@gmail.com.

Love and Be Loved.