Let's Talk Devious instead of fIT!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Most of my posts are about fitness and all that fun stuff but today I wanted to share a bit about what's happening outside the gym! My inner devious side has been in full effect lately and I'm loving it! It's funny how the older you get the less you care about others thoughts and judgments about you.  It's really freeing to just walk your own path and express yourself however it feels good, right!?

The Shave-
I had the idea to shave part of my head for a while before I walked into Chris's shop.  One day I met this girl with her head shaved like I wanted and that sealed the deal. My brother came into town shortly after and he encouraged me to do it! So with him by my side the clippers touched my virgin scalp.  My barber Chris has this amazingly calm energy so I knew I was in good hands. The artwork that Chris can create with clippers is UNREAL so I knew my simple little shave would be a walk in the park for him. The moment I stepped outside and the wind hit my scalp it was such a liberating moment. Hair is a part of our outward beauty, so for me removing it is a gesture of letting go of my inner ego--that piece in all of us that's seeking acceptance and love from others based on our outward appearance. Ahhh...such a feeling of relief letting go of what anyone else thinks!

If you live in SF and want an awesome barber, check out Chris. He just opened up his own shop! Here's a link to his IG...check it out! @crevm

The Ink-
My tattoo flowed just as organically.  I was visiting with one of my dearest friends and as always we began talking about Yoga.  She teaches Yoga now and was telling me how at the end of her class when they say "namaste" she often thinks of me...so touching! Namaste is a beautiful word chalked full of meaning.  The most simple description is "The divine light in me honors the divine light in you".  This one word has so many layers of meaning and the sentiment is beautiful.  About a week later I was laying in bed and it suddenly dawned on me--that's going to be my first tattoo! The traditional way to gesture when you say Namaste is bringing your hands together in front of your heart, so I had it placed on my forearm to be visible when I perform this gesture.  I decided to have it written in Sanskrit which is an ancient Indian language and the language of yoga.

To my surprise it has been quite the conversation starer! I 'm thrilled when people ask what it means because then I have the opportunity to share a moment and hopefully spread a little love and light!

Don't be afraid to express yourself and be an individual! We only have a limited amount of time on this earth so why waste it being anything but your authentic self.  What would you do if you didn't care what anyone else thought?  Get a piercing? Quit your job? Dye your hair?  DO IT! Be liberated and free--there's nothing better!

Love and Light,

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  1. You're such an inspiration! Love your new tattoo and hairstyle, it's so you! :) I also love the post title, my devious friend!

    1. Awww, I'm so happy that I could be an inspiration--thank you! I appreciate your love and support as always!