All posts tagged: Lessons

Day 353: Lianne La Havas, Ziggy Marley, This reggae version of Katy Perry, Ashtanga with Sophie, These reminders, The day I receive my Yoga Alliance certification and The day #futureplanning is officially incorporated…

Surprisingly, quite a lot to be grateful for today! ūüėČ Here we go: Today, grateful I managed to catch Lianne La Havas‘ interview on BBC Breakfast. This chic is awesome. / Think Jamaica. Hear Jamaica. Do Jamaica in our meeting room all day. Awesome. I love working in here! / Especially when I’ve got Ziggy Marley¬†singing about yoga, and Perfect¬†singing about gangja with their reggae version of Katy Perry, blasting all day =D C-h-i-l-l-e-d… is what I am. / Ashtanga class with Sophie and learning to drop back and lift up completely evenly for a change, no hands and all on the breath. Awesome! / Today, is a very special day. And it wasn’t even meant to be. Or at least, I had no idea it would turn out this way. But remember this day. Because today, two very special things happened: 1) I got my official Yoga Alliance RYT 200 accreditation. 2) I found out #futureplanning has been officially incorporated. =D / It all just goes to show that 1) When you do work …

Day 352: Being put to the test, Sue chat, Kan chat, Kat chat… and a little bit of Bon Iver!

Sri Dharma once said that in many ways, New York – or any big city for that matter – is the best place to learn yoga. Why? Because it’s so much easier to focus, lead a good life, keep clean, resist temptation when you are living in an ashram in the middle of nowhere. It’s when you go back to city life or the ‘real world’ that you are truly put to the test. How long, how much, can you maintain your focus? How solid is your conviction?¬†More and more I believe the greatest test… is how to stay focused on the truth when your biggest fear and distraction is staring you in the face… “Be the bigger person,” it whispered,¬†“And remember that home is inside your heart.”¬†– Thanks. I’m grateful I stayed silent enough to hear this today. / Sue chat. Kan chat. Kat chat. – what a tongue twister. lol. thanks guys. miss and love you loads! / This.

Day 351: Frannie’s letter, Le Pain Quotidien, The Shard, Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s first music video, Meeting Sam for the 3rd time in the last year and A lesson on Trust…

Dear Frannie, Thank you for your message this morning. Wasn’t expecting that but really, really appreciate it. My thoughts, too, are with you. With love, and hugs. – krissa x / Today, I got to meet Sam for the THIRD time in the last year. How crazy is that! Haha. And then again at Christmas. Wehey, we’re on a roll! =) / Le Pain Quotidien – I just love it! Especially the new branch they opened up next to Borough Market. Perfect place for weekend brunch and catching up with old friends =) / Dear big glass shard sticking out of London Bridge, I have watched you grow and grow and grow over the last 3 years. And I feel like you, too, have watched my life unravel and unfold, under your keen guardianship, over the last 36 months. You were there at the very beginning, one evening in May. And now you are here at the end. Funny huh? Many people look at you and have various opinions. Some people think you are great, …

Day 350: 15 more days of appreciation, Borough Market, The Tate Modern Turbine Hall, The final catharsis and The BSO Reunion…

15 more days of appreciation. I didn’t even realise… Grateful! / Borough Market – I always loved this place. Grateful for the reminder. / The Tate Modern Turbine Hall… – this space always serves its purpose. Today was no different. And so, grateful! / July 7, 2012. Today, the final catharsis. Now you are free. Say thank you. Be grateful… Now let it go and be on your way. And with that, grant yourself peace. / Thank you Saskia for holding my attention for an hour and keeping me present in that space. Present, is exactly where I needed to be. / Grateful for the opportunity to see the girls tonight and get to know Nona a bit better. / Can’t believe the Glad has a new rooftop deck! Just goes to show how long we haven’t been back… It was nice to see. And I’m almost glad for the visual reinforcement of how much things have moved on and changed in the last year. At least, I thought, there were flowers. / Love from …

Day 346: Mom’s Gratitude article, A walk through Finsbury Park, Being able to see these purple flowers, This picture of Sue, My local Superdrug and Pretending a country is my client…

‚ÄúTo say we feel grateful is not to say that everything in our lives is necessarily great. It just means we are aware of our blessings.‚ÄĚ – My mom sent me this article from the Change Blog last week. I didn’t read it right away but I’m glad I saved it for today. Because it couldn’t have come more at a more opportune time. Grateful. / I loved my walk through Finsbury Park today and I really am glad it’s right at my doorstep. That… and Superdrug! Convenience is… well, convenient! =p / These purple flowers… I’m grateful I have eyes – and the time – to notice. As one of my favourite quotes from WH Davies goes, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” / Sue – lol, thanks for this! Good to see you’re having fun over there! / When you start to think about an entire country as a client… things get interesting =p My brain says thanks for the challenge.

Day 334: Little creatures, Lunch break freedom, Pictures that will restore your faith in humanity, Catching up with my momma, Embody Wellness Studio, The summer solstice and The day I finally understood why the chicken crossed the road…

Dear world, today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Many people are celebrating today because of this. I know my yoga studio was offering a special summer solstice event where people do 108 sun salutations as an offering. At first I was pretty bummed I couldn’t make it. I have been practicing at home the last 2 weeks to save money and give myself time to focus on my own ambitions and various other projects in life… what I did not expect was to visit Embody Wellness studio for an interview and be given a 90 min comp class for free. So I got to practice during the summer solstice after all! =) And you know what the best part was? The opening intention was all about… you guessed it, GRATITUDE! I could not help but smile at the wonderful serendipity of it all. And I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you for this opportunity. Thank you Paul and Anya. It was a pleasure meeting you today. And hopefully this is …

Day 265: Filling up the other half of my house, Losing my office keys, The moment Teddy spilled wine and 100 more days of appreciation…

Grateful that Kat has finally moved in, and nice to see the house grow warmer and fuller each day =) / Grateful for thinking I’ve lost my office keys and rushing home without locking the doors properly. Were it not for the minor inconvenience of having to leave the comforts of home and the excitement of Kat moving in, and having to go all the way back to work on a Friday evening when everyone has already left and people on the streets have started their weekend, it would not now permanently be ingrained in my head that I do, in fact, have a spare office key. It’s the silver one I never use, and up until now have never spared a moment for thought. But now I will! =) Sometimes, you need to make mistakes, little or large, because life becomes so much easier after that! =) / Today, Teddy spilled red wine on our newly acquired cushions. It was awkward. It was so awkward he laughed like this (see above!). I loved it. …

Day 262: Waking up to this… Figuring out how to unlatch the gas metre box, Fixing the boiler, Finding a dress for Kerry’s wedding and The arrival of DJ…

Today, I woke up to this view, and the morning sun rushing in through my very big windows… GRATEFUL. / After running around all morning, making phone calls to various utility companies, sorting out the broken boiler and figuring out 1) where the gas metre box is 2) what and where the key is 3) how to use this weird, triangle key to unlatch and take a reading from the gas metre box… I feel very grown up and independent and productive indeed. About time I guess… =p / Thank you, Adam, for fixing our boiler!! / DJ. is. here… =O =D Just a litttttle¬†bit grateful! ūüėČ / So glad I finally found¬†something¬†to wear for Kerry’s wedding! Pressure is off! / Tonight, I got something very big out of my head and off my chest. And the response was exactly what I was hoping for. Inspired. Motivated. Grateful! =) x

Day 200: 200 days of appreciation, bananas & honey on toast, little inconveniences, Cafe La Divina and Pixie Lott…

200 days of appreciation. Awesome. / Today I one-upped myself and the blog I wrote on Day 115. I threw bananas on my honey and toast. Awesome. / Grateful for my extremely sore neck. It gave me a legitimate excuse to not go to yoga and therefore I actually got to spend time with Jo, away from work, and properly catch-up. =) / Thank you, Cafe La Divina, for providing the setting for this meal and the amazing salad we had presented in this bread bowl! Awesome. A bowl I can (and did!) eat! / Not normally grateful for Pixie Lott as I don’t know her music enough, BUT today I will say I’m grateful for her rendition of ‘Use Somebody’ by Kings of Leon. Thanks and appreciated! / Today, I have to say I’m grateful for the little inconveniences in life. I know this sounds crazy but today, after finding out I have to move my stuff back into storage and taking a deep breath, here’s what I realized: there is beauty, and order, …

Day 134: Swami Nikhilananda, Shawarma, Therapeutic Flying and Balancing a Mermaid on my feet…

‚Äé”May we always remember that our life on earth has a purpose larger than we see…” –¬†Thank you, Swami Nikhilananda, for translating the Bhagavad Gita to make it more accessible to the rest of the world and people like me who don’t (yet) understand Sanskrit. I look forward to more learning, more growing and more understanding over the upcoming months. / I love the picture above, not because I’ve been to Texas or because I was at a yoga conference recently. Not even because I did this pose myself! I love the picture above because finally, I’m becoming stronger acting as a base and I actually got our yoga teacher flying this while balancing on my little feet. =) Woohoo! After all, you can’t really say you do acroyoga unless you can base and¬†fly. =) / 7 minutes – that’s how long I kept someone flying for while learning more of the therapeutic, recovery and massage sequences of acroyoga =) / Chicken Shawarma = YUM! NOM! x