Mar 04 2014

Recent Readings

Category: MediaEyeliah @ 11:15 am

I have been reading a lot lately, well really what else is new.
And I want to tell you about a few of my favorites.

Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter
This was a book that I just could not put down. Spanning over decades and interweaving story lines Beautiful Ruins starts with a young Italian and his dreams of attracting the rich and famous to his tiny coastal town. I recommend to avoid synopses for this book as they are full of spoilers.

True Refuge, Tara Brach
This is my favorite meditation book. I find just quieting the mind too hard to commit to on a regular basis. Tara’s book is filled with different techniques and guided meditations which are much easier to fit into daily life.

Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O’Neill
Has anyone else read this Canadian masterpiece of a book? Baby is thirteen and is quickly learning that she has only herself to rely on if she wants to make it to adulthood and we watch her struggle and triumph along the way. Equal parts charming and heartbreaking, Lullabies is beautifully written and a definite reread.

Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Another page turner that took me just a few days to read. It starts with a women in India sneaking off fearfully into the night to have her baby in solitary. She must make sure it is a boy before she presents the child to her husband.

Yoga Nidra, Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga Nidra is a form of guided meditation new to the type of classes that I offer to students. Because it is 45 minutes laying flat on the floor it’s no surprise that often they fall asleep and I am reading to a room of snorers and heavy breathers. This book gives great background information and example classes.

Two books I am about to start; Self Hypnotism by Leslie M. LeCron a book from 1964. It was being given away by a friend so I thought why not. And The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult about an unlikely friendship between a young woman and an elderly man.

What have you been reading?

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Feb 27 2014

Better Than Memories

Category: Clothing Swaps,My OutfitsEyeliah @ 5:02 pm

We had a splattering of snow, which is rare here. So it was a perfect chance to sneak out early in the morning in a puffy jacket and catch snowflakes.

I tend to wear shorts (layered) more in the winter than (bare legged) in the summer. These red booties are a comfy wide fit and do great in the rain, got them at a recent clothing swap I hosted. I also picked up another pair of boots and these five pieces below, was quite impressed with my restraint.

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Plenty Spotted Hat $20. Thrifted Grey Scarf. Shorts and Red Rain Boots, Free from Swap. Halfmoon Legwarmers. Borrowed Jacket.

*Supersymmetry, Arcade Fire*
(I got tickets to see them again this summer!)


Feb 23 2014

Tattoo Cover Up Part III; Choosing A Design

Category: ProjectsEyeliah @ 11:34 pm

First catch up with Part I and Part II.

Dots, lotus, geometric design were the keywords I had in mind for my tattoo cover up and this was the design I liked the most out of Katia’s artist book.

We worked together on a few changes and then I made a deposit to book an appointment. This will look much better than a lopsided diamond.


Feb 18 2014

Gonna Walk On The Sunny Side

Category: My OutfitsEyeliah @ 11:58 am

This is about as fancy as I get these days. I am so glad I got this furry sweater years back, it’s my go to for dressing up any look.

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Chambray Dress, Free from Swap. Borrowed Tights. Winners Faux Fur Sweater. ZigoSoho Boots $70.

*Same Damn Thing, Anjulie*


Feb 14 2014

Be Our Valentines

Category: InspirationEyeliah @ 8:18 am

Your sense of style is just that adorable.

Cards via Awkcards on Etsy.


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