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.
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?
Most of us have heard the quote from Henry David Thoreau, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” This has always resonated with me, and my motto, if I have one, is “As soon as things get too complicated, all your problems begin.” The thing is, as we all know all too well, … Continue reading Simplify, simplify…
Now that I’ve had a week to reflect on my experience at the Relax and Renew ® Level 1 teacher training course that I took in San Francisco, I realize more than ever how important it is that we allow ourselves time to rest. As I learned from my teacher, Judith Hanson Laster, who has … Continue reading Why resting matters