But for beginners, starting a daily meditation practice is often the hardest part. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to mediate that don’t include sitting on a zafu listening to the sound of silence. Here are five approaches worth a try."
even resemble those first days. I bought my first yoga book when I was ten-years-old because I
watched a Denise Austin workout on it. My grandmother then took me to the library to get a
book about yoga. I thought yoga was so cool because of all those fun poses named after animals."
"We have all heard the expression, "a picture is worth a thousand words," but have you ever wondered what those words are? One artist is giving words to pictures. Katie Norrell, a local photographer who captures the essence of people and places, is in the early stages of her project about Southern Women and their Dignity (title still in progress). It is her hope that, through her pictures and the stories that these women are telling, she will bring light to various issues, and how women are overcoming adversity or obstacles while being true to themselves. As Katie talks about her project, you almost get the feeling that she is redefining the Southern Belle; getting rid of the makeup, big hair, and walking in high cotton air, and trading it for a stripped down, nitty gritty look at who these women really are."
The hustle and bustle of the streets are filled with sweet smells of Christmas and the ringing of bells. As you do your own hustle and bustle down those streets, you may hold a hot chocolate in one hand and you definitely have a gift list in the other. As you look down your list you see a variety of people with different interests and you wonder what to get them. Some people may be easy and some are difficult. Or you want a gift that is extra special, something that is tailored or one of a kind to a person on your list. Then look no further than Tableau's Shop Local Gift Guide! I have hustled and bustled around town, searched high and low, fought the pay vs. free parking lots, to make your Christmas or Holiday shopping easy. Not only have I found one of a kind gifts, all these shops are small and local. When you shop small and local not only do you give a gift to a friend or family member, but you gift the local economy and help money stay within Knoxville or East Tennessee. Let's begin shall we?
A New Christmas Tradition: A Review of Circle Modern Dance's Primitive Light
"Primitive Light is as old as Circle Modern Dance, which has shown Knoxville what modern dance is for twenty;-five years, and has been CMD's Christmas show for the past twenty-four years. This year, the performance captured the joy of the season, and highlighted not only the the interpersonal connections of Christmas and the holiday season, but also the human connections of everyday life. This theme showed brightly, not primitively, throughout this year's production. Circle Modern Dance directors, Callie Minnich and Lauren Wilson Phillis, led a cast of twenty-;seven dancers (ten which are core members), nine choreographers, and a live band into the audience members' hearts."
Roasted, March 2016"Knoxville has a booming coffee culture with a variety of coffee shops offering different explorations and methods of coffee. I have lived a life like T.S Eliot's J Alfred Prufrock and measured my life in coffee spoons over the past month visiting various shops in different areas of Knoxville. From South Knoxville to Farragut, there is a coffee shop waiting for you."