Be the wind… feel the universe… quit your chatter!

Life is crazy and we all need to take a moment each day to recharge our spirit.

Sometimes, those around us just don't get it.

What do you do to recharge? Are you a yoga fan? Does your family let you find a moment to be one with the universe? Or do they insist on badgering you with questions while you're trying to find your center?

46 thoughts on “Be the wind… feel the universe… quit your chatter!”

  1. MarciaMarcia

    Cool video! I remember as a young mom there were days when it seemed there was nowhere to hide and have a little peace. I lived for the kids’ bedtime when I could retreat to the tub fully of warm soapy water for solace. 🙂

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    February 22, 2012
  2. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    For cuteness! My family doesn’t keep me from calmness, but I often do. I’m much better at active relaxation than sitting still and quiet, which I’ve been learning to prioritize. Walking, going to bed early to read or doodle and music have become staples in my life… When I bypass them, not so good. Yoga remains on the maybe/someday/should-I? list. 😉 Thanks for inspiring me to give it a try.

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    February 22, 2012
  3. patriciasandspatriciasands

    Thanks Tameri – how am I not going to burst out laughing at yoga tonight?

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    February 22, 2012
  4. patriciasandspatriciasands

    BTW – welcome home! When are we going to hear about your weekend?

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    February 22, 2012
  5. Lissa ClouserLissa Clouser

    HAHA! I love this video. Thankfully I come from a mom who “gets it” and likes to take time to soak in the wow moments of nature when she can. And thankfully too I have a husband who might check on me once and awhile if I’m in a zen mood, but otherwise lets me be. He doesn’t always “get it”, but he understands that it’s important to me!

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    February 22, 2012
  6. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    WAHAHAHA!! Love the video. Reminds me of hubby and I! Hubby will leave me in peace if I head into my office and close the door. But try to work on the couch or somewhere in his eyesight and…well…he’s a chatty little thing! God love him! LOL!!!
    Tks for the FAB laugh…

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    February 22, 2012
  7. Myndi Shafer...one stray sock away from insanity.Myndi Shafer...one stray sock away from insanity.

    Ack! My phone won’t let me watch the video…but I think I get the idea. 🙂 LOVE it when I’m attempting yoga at home and SweetZ decides I’d make a great fort when I’m in the downward-facing dog pose…or when she tries to perch on my knee in a warrior pose. The best, tho, is savasna. She likes to pull my eyelid open while asking me very sweetly if I’m okay. 🙂 Not a lot of meditating going on these days! 🙂

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    February 22, 2012
  8. EmmaEmma

    Ha ha, I love their accents! I actually don’t know how to relax and just switch my brain off. I seriously need to take up yoga or meditation before my brain explodes.

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    February 22, 2012
  9. Gayle CarlineGayle Carline

    Ohmmmm. Ohmmmmmmm. I’d like to go to my happy place, but the damned taxes keep interrupting me. After this weekend, my happy place might be the PuPu bar at the Crowne Plaza hotel, telling stories about field trips.

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    February 22, 2012
  10. Barbara McDowellBarbara McDowell

    Ha ha ha ha! Oh, Tameri, this is the video of the week for me. The chatter bug one was my mother in the ER Monday night, hitting me with question after question from the waiting room to triage to regular room. Yes, she invited herself back. Imagine a person in pain trying to find their inner comfort spot with a chatty Cathy pinging words. It is funny…now. Heh.

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    February 22, 2012
  11. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    So funny Tameri!!! I am sending this to my yoga loving husband right now! 🙂

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    February 22, 2012
  12. Richard SnowRichard Snow

    Putt on some good classical music – either really stirring stuff like the 1812 overture, or more gentle stuff like Pachelbells Cannon. If you don’t know that last one, look it on youtube. It will have in Rhapsody. I guarantee it or your money back.

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    February 22, 2012
  13. Ali DentAli Dent

    My family is an awesome support so much so that I have to be careful to plan one with them.

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    February 22, 2012
  14. Richard SnowRichard Snow

    Or take the dog for a walk. It burns up a few calories, 🙂 and makes the dog happy too. 🙂

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    February 22, 2012
  15. Jennifer M EatonJennifer M Eaton

    Ha! This shound like a day at my house.

    “I am trying to reach my writing zen”
    “Yeah, okay, so, you want zen on your pizza? How long is this going to take?”

    Very funny!

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    February 22, 2012
  16. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    How to stop the chattering inside your head? LOL!

    Always something going on inside. Cute video. I love the peacefulness of taking a walk. I’ve been trying to take Hubby along, but since the surgery it hasn’t worked out to well yet. And it seems that I am a social walker. Who knew?

    And then of course there is the peace and quietness of reading a good book. I love it. I’ll take that over watching TV any day. Too much chattering sometimes. 🙂

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    February 22, 2012
  17. Louise BehielLouise Behiel

    As a young mom, I remember never having a moment to myself. and the sense that I could only get that if I “ran away from home”. it was a typical situation for a new mom. Ironically, it took a long time as a single woman to know I could relax alone at home – I still had the sense I had to run away for some down time. LOL

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    February 22, 2012
  18. Marion SpicherMarion Spicher

    I had an early bed-time for the wee ones, so part of the evening was available to relax and recover. Later when I worked, and the kids were teens, I would stay up late to reap the alone time. Now that I should have an abundance of time, I create an impossible schedule but am learning to allow/schedule leisure.

    That video? Fabulous. I am still smiling. Thanks Tameri.

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    February 22, 2012
  19. JulieJulie

    OMG this is so funny! Thanks for the laugh today.

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    February 23, 2012
  20. Catie RhodesCatie Rhodes

    We don’t hav groundhogs in my part of Texas, so I had never seen them until we visited Oklahoma on a family errand. At one point, we stopped at this public park. I took a walk, and these groundhogs kept popping their head up and watching me. They were too cute for words.

    As for what I do to recharge: I read fiction. That has been my escape since I was so little my favorite books were Berenstein Bears and Curious George. Sometimes I listen to music. When we move house next–hopefully to a place with some acreage–I look forward to sitting outside on those rare cool blue sky days and enjoying the peace and quiet.

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    February 24, 2012
  21. Bridgette BoothBridgette Booth

    Love that video! Oh my goodness – to recharge??? Alone time. That may mean getting up at 4:30 but I have to have it. Time to sit quietly and think. My family tries to give it to me, but they just can’t – or can’t for any length of time. Such is life. In another season of my life, I’ll be craving their interruptions so I won’t complain now. (Although you’ll hear a grumble or two if you listen closely. 🙂 )

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    February 24, 2012

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