• My First Award!

    Posted on July 7, 2010 by in All Posts, Yoga Community

    The Versatile Blogger Award

    I love blogs (duh). I love how supportive bloggers are to their fellow blogophiles. I love how the nature of blog communities promotes an attitude of abundance. There is no "Us vs. Them." There is no "I have to push everyone else down so that I can be on top." There is a general attitude that there is plenty to go around, plenty for all of us and that the better we all do … well, the better we all do!

    I am extremely excited and humbled by this, my very first blog award. *sniff* I promised myself I wouldn't cry *sniff*

    Thank you Carrisa at Yoga Untwisted for thinking of me as a Versatile Blogger. Your positivity and enthusiasm for life is infectious. I am incredibly honored and thrilled to have connected with you here in the wonderful world of yoga blogs, or as it is often called, the cyber-sangha. Namaste, my friend, and thank you.

    The guidelines for accepting this award require the recipient to (1) thank the person who gave it to you; (2) tell 7 things about yourself; and (3) pass the award on to 05 bloggers, whom you have recently discovered and think are fantastic.

    7 things, huh?

    1. I compulsively collect beer bottle caps. I intend to someday re-purpose them as art or jewelry or something. For now it is just weird. I don't do it with anything else.

    2. My favorite movies are comedies and animations … least favorite, horror.

    3. I check, double-check, triple-check emails before I send them. Same thing with blog posts. What might take someone 15 minutes, takes me an hour. I am working on it.

    4. I am currently reading (for the first time) the Bhagavad Gita. I am taking my sweet time a savoring every bit of it. The discussion over at elephantjournal.com is helping tremendously.

    5. I moved to Asheville, NC 8 years ago and right now I am falling in love with it all over again. The mountains, the people, the yoga …. oh yeah.

    6. However … I miss the ocean … a LOT. I grew up in South Florida and, of course, took it for granted. Fortunately, it is not far from me, we even have a coast in North Carolina. Whew.

    7. I cry often. Sappy movies, yummy hugs from my kids, yoga class … you name it. Like sweating, I find it to be very therapeutic, cleansing even.

    So, without further ado … I hereby present the following bloggers, who I have recently discovered and think are absolutely FANTASTIC, with the "Most Versatile Award" (in no particular order). Y'all rock. Thanks for your continual inspiration and support.

    Bob Weisenberg – Yoga Demystified

    Brooks Hall – Yogic Muse

    The Everything Yoga Blog

    Yoga for Cynics

    Joy For Life – Lindsey Lewis

    There ya have it, folks. There are so many more and I think I will just have to mention them at another time, in another post. You can always check out my blogroll for more (I am always adding to it). For now, please stop by these 5 blogs and leave a comment while you're there (show some love).  Here are some sample posts to check out:

    What if Every Breath You Took Was Like Eating A Bite of Chocolate Cake

    Picture Me as an Empty House designed by Rumi, or Something …

    Is Your Yoga Working?

    Do You Have to Do Something Wrong to be Forgiven?

    satya, truth, yoga union: lessons from a baby

    Happy Reading and Hugs All Around,

    Lindsay

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8 Responsesso far.

  1. Thank you so much for the award and the kind words–and it’s especially nice to be in the company of esteemed blogger friends like Brooks and Bob.

    I’ve never done official “hot yoga,” though I’ve certainly practiced yoga in places where it might as well have been…and, then, I tend to be dripping sweat when fellow yogis are wearing sweaters and complaining that the studio’s too cold…so perhaps I’m just a natural hot yogi? At the moment, actually, it’s something like 103 degrees where I am, so I’m looking for some seriously air conditioned yoga…

    • Air-conditioned yoga is nice … and these days I’ve been enjoying the woga (yes, that’s water yoga). Thanks for the comment and for your inspiration. Catch ya on the flip-side!

  2. Hi, Lindsay. Thank you so much for this recognition. It means a lot to me. (But of course my ego is completely unaffected because I’ve been reading the Bhagavad Gita.)

    Thanks also for mentioning Gita Talk on Elephant. It’s wonderful to have a great group reading the Gita together and discussing it online.

    Did you notice that I replaced my old picture of chocolate cake with a far more scrumptious looking one?

    Bob Weisenberg
    ElephantJournal.com

    • Ooooh, I like the new picture. Reminds me of my wedding. I made a vegan chocolate cake with fresh strawberries on top (now I’m drooling).

      I have been enjoying Gita Talk though I am waaaay behind and mostly just stalking.

      I have had an idea for a post about “how not to indulge the ego with blogs, FB, etc.” for some time now and recently I noticed that friend of mine posts her FB photos in an album titled “Facebook, your digitally packaged ego.” Got me thinking about it again … hmmmm.

      Anyway, thanks, Bob! :)

  3. Brooks Hall says:

    Hi Lindsay!! Thanks for the recognition!

    Yours in blogging gratitude,
    Brooks

  4. Lydia says:

    I’d say that your blog is a great new find for me (thanks to Dr. Jay). So glad to also learn here that the Gita is being discussed at Elephant Journal, which I really must make a part of my regular reading online. I keep my copy of the Gita on my bedside shelf as my only “religious” text.

    • Hi Lydia! I am so glad you found me. Yes, the Gita Talk on Elephant Journal is AWESOME. Bob is doing a wonderful job moderating and creating a such a supportive community. I can’t imagine reading it for the first time any other way. Oh yeah, I am now following your blog, too. Yay!

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