My name is Emily and my business is called Union Vashon. I offer yoga teaching and wedding officiating services on beautiful Vashon Island, WA. My middle name is Louise and I wanted to have a blog based on the the letters L – o – U. One day, when I was brushing my teeth (when many of the best ideas come to me), I thought of Language of Union. Thank you for visiting, I’m glad you’re here.
The fall season begins tonight in my corner of the world. I’m learning to welcome the shorter days, the cooler weather, the return of the rain. In the past I’ve resisted the half of the year from late September – late March as ‘not my favorite time of year,’ but in the past few years … Continue reading Equinox and acceptance
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how important it is to take 20 minutes a day to do a restorative yoga pose. Time for a true confession: at the time, I wasn’t yet ‘practicing what I preached.’ I wasn’t making sure I found a way to do that myself every day. I fell prey … Continue reading Practice, practice
I’ve often said that my dog Lucie, who was one of those truly special dogs, was one of my greatest spiritual teachers. She was pure love. Below is my favorite photo of me with her. Lucie and Miele (the Italian word for honey, pronounced Mee – el – a) crossed the country with us when … Continue reading Lessons from my dogs
For the past few years, I’ve used Danielle LaPorte’s Core Desired Feelings planner/calendar and one of my CDFs is ‘connection.’ I shared some thoughts in a previous post about the importance of community, and I’ve read that research shows that having meaningful connections with others is actually more important to our health than whether or … Continue reading Connection: why is it so hard?