What do Yoga, Music, TV and Paddle Boarding have in common?

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Me of course! Where have I been? Good question. Teaching yoga, recovering from some shoulder pain (and no, I still have no idea what I’ve done- just started hurting one day) singing, writing, it’s been busy! I’m sure y’all can relate. In addition to working full-time, I’ve added some yoga classes to my schedule and it’s been keeping me busy and exhausted. I love it, it’s tough sometimes, but I’m so thankful for all the wonderful opportunities that have been coming my way.


So this post is a little different than my regular yoga/motivation posts. It’s more of an update on my life and an explanation as to why I haven’t been blogging as much. The ideas haven’t stopped I just haven’t had time to give them the attention they deserve. I have a few in the works though.

I’m also excited to share with you that I will be on Missy Kane’s Fit & Fun tv show next week. It’s a local tv show here in Knoxville, TN. She invited me to come and do some yoga with her. I hope to post a link to that when it airs next week. Here’s a picture of us getting our yoga on!


And now to my music- it’s been a part of my soul for as long as I can remember. Here is a link to my latest song, written and performed by me. The way I had to put this on the computer doesn’t sound or look great lol but wanted to be able to give you a listen if you wanted one 🙂 This song is an interesting one, it’ more of a rock song and everyone knows I’m a county girl at heart but I loved this version! Kevin Griffin an excellent musician and singer/songwriter wrote the music for this one and provides the back ground vocals. Thank you Kevin Griffin!



And back to SUP Yoga! Here are some yogi’s from one of my stand up paddle board classes! We’ve been having so much fun with these water classes! If you’re in Knoxville, TN…come and join us!


See! I told you I’ve  been busy 🙂 I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying your summer as much as I am. If you have questions or thoughts, send them my way. Until next time….

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Love and be loved.





What Is Your Purpose?

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What is your purpose? You don’t know? Don’t worry you’re not alone. If many of us are honest with ourselves it’s a tough thing to figure out. I’ve  had several conversations with people, including professionals established in their careers that say, “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.” I personally have never had an epiphany on a career. Even in college I remember changing my major at least 5 times in one semester. The advisor signing off made me take a career exam after I changed my major the 3rd time. I couldn’t blame him. I was always coming up with a new idea or career. Which come to think of it, isn’t much different than today.


Fast forward fifteen years later, I have a better idea of the things I love to do but I’m not sure if they are my calling or my purpose. I show up every day and do what I love when I can. I have a career but my passion lies within my hobbies which include teaching yoga, writing songs and writing anything for that matter. I haven’t been able to make a living on my hobbies as of yet but I’m working on it. 🙂


I love life. I love that we have so many choices, so many opportunities but I still wonder, will there come a time that I ‘know that I know’ beyond a shadow of a doubt this is it? I’m not certain of that. What I am sure of, is that I love dreaming and I will continue to do that no matter what I’m doing or where I’m at. If some of those dreams come true, great! If none of them do, I’m pretty sure I’ll just find a new dream because I’m flexible like that. 🙂 That’s the beauty of recreating yourself and doing what you love. Nothing is ever final. You have choices. You have the ability to dream.

I’m also finding out that maybe just maybe, we don’t have just one purpose, maybe we have many. Maybe our purpose is to help others by doing what we love, in that season, in that moment.

So I’m curious, have you ever had an epiphany or a moment when you just knew this was what you were put on this earth to do?

Are you more like me, doing what you love and taking it one day, one dream at a time?

Comment and chime in. I’d love to know.

Here’s where you can find me: and on twitter:@bepresent100