I was scrolling through my newsfeed a little yesterday morning and saw a post from someone that read in part “People are not good in nature. Don't kid yourself.”. It stopped me in my tracks for a second before a wave of confusion of sadness that he doesn't see it hit me.
Just within my own small world that same morning - without stretching far or looking beyond me at all - I had experienced people going out of their way to do something kind for me, a friend dedicating her entire birthday month to pay it forward daily in thoughtful and significant ways, conversations with teachers I know and love navigating heading back in person because of their love for the kids, my son's teachers going the extra mile to bring some sense of normalcy and warmth to school in 2020, several people reaching out just to check in, my husband teaching a very sick 10 year old how to DJ because it's the sweet boy's last wish. And the brightest light in my life, my sweet son who has exuded goodness in every action, expression, conversation and gesture since day one - bouncing around his day in the purest example I know of that people are GOOD in nature.
When I look beyond my own world, I see goodness and kindness all around, even amongst the heaviest of heavy. It's in there.
We must keep coming back to the goodness in our hearts, we must keep it at the forefront of what we do. We must allow it to be the thing that keeps our lips turning up and keeps us putting one foot in front of the other. We have to look for it, even when it's hard to see. So that even on the darkest of nights, it shines through. So that those who can't see it have the chance to one day.
Otherwise what are we doing this all for?
Oh yes, we are.
IN THIS ISSUE
- OH YES WE ARE
- Crystal Of The Week : ROSE QUARTZ
- Journal Prompt : GOODNESS
- Sign Up For A Yin Live Stream Class With Me This Week,
(Pay What You Can)
- New Moon Circle
- Yoga On A Patio
- September Crystal Giveaway
CRYSTAL OF THE WEEK | MOONRISE CRYSTAL BOUTIQUE
The stone of universal love + friendship.
A staple piece for many collections, I just adore the feminine vibes of rose quartz. I personally love to set intentions of love and positivity with rose quartz during my self care practices.
Want to be added to CRYSTAL CREW? Crystal Crew is a segment of the MoonRise email list that will let you know each time a new collection is added, and send you special insider deals! CLICK HERE TO JOIN.
(thank you, sweet Ramara, for inspiring this new section of the Sunday Self Care Journal!)
I'm so excited to introduce a new weekly section of journal prompts! Whether you love to put pen to paper in your journal, or bring these prompts up in your self care practices, I hope that they serve you!!!
What are my values?
How can I extend kindness even more?
What/who inspires me to be the very best version of myself?
What is my definition of being a good human?
What is my favorite quote about being a good person?
How has someone shown me kindness?
Who do I know that needs more kindness and goodness extended to them?
How can I challenge myself to spread more good?
What am I grateful for?
I would love for you to join one of my livestream classes this week!
Yin Yoga is the BEST from the comfort of your own home (if you're new to yin yoga, check out what yin is all about below) and pay what you can.
Reach out to me if you have ANY questions!
SUNDAYS * PLEASE NOTE NO CLASS THIS EVENING IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY WEEKEND *
The new moon represents deep feminine wisdom. Engaging regularly with the moon cycles is a powerful way to become intimately connected with the phases of birth, death and rebirth. In our lives, we too are constantly moving through these cycles, seasons and changes. Connecting to and working with the moon as she cycles, creates a life of deeper meaning and more authentic connection as we are able to live a life with more awareness and intention.
Join Lisa Reeder (Wild Souls Yoga) & Jenny White (MoonRise Self Care) in a women's circle and yin yoga practice as we practice grounding techniques, breath work and development of our intuition. We will share space with each other to receive, connect and create. The location is at a private home, in an outdoor space in the North West Thornton area. We will also be livestreaming this circle in case you're not nearby and you'd love to join.
Join Lisa Reeder of @wildsoulsyoga & Jenny White of @moonriseselfcare for a fun and uplifting yoga class. Walt White from @globaldjacademy, along with Hayden Reeder will be bringing the beats with a live DJ set. Together they will create an energizing experience that will leave you feeling amazing!
Stay for a beer (or two) & lunch after class. Lunch provided by Fire In The Hatch Food Truck. Space is limited to accommodate for social distancing guidelines.
Please bring a yoga mat & water bottle. Face masks must be worn when walking around the brewery.