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"Do something, do anything! Just make sure that you begin." - Karla Lawrence

I like to keep a stash of procrastination strategies in my back pocket “just in case”. I have a range of them that work great in different situations. I have an “I can’t work on that project right now because I’m too sleepy” strategy. I have an “Oh, let me go learn this really cool new thing over here” strategy. My personal favorite is the “I need to watch one more episode of this Netflix show even though I’ve seen it a dozen times before" strategy!  Each one provides instant (but temporary) relief from the anxiety I feel, while avoiding the thing I should be doing instead.

What's worse, is that Procrastination has been rearing her pretty head while I've been trying to work on things I actually want to do! But this time I procrastinate by trying to unpack why I’m procrastinating! It’s a vicious cycle that leads to more of less getting done, more anxiety, and more avoidance. Ugh!

Can you relate?

If so, you might be wondering, how do we stop the cycle? 

Sunrise Yoga + Journal Writing Workshop - Sunday April 1, 2018



"We must in equal measure acknowledge and celebrate the freedom we have received as a result of the immeasurable sacrifice that Christ made for us on the cross."- Karla Lawrence



I love Jesus. That is my truth. While I struggle with some of the aspects surrounding organized religion, I know that my life would not be the same without having a relationship with my Creator.

Our relationship is at times complicated, amazing, painful, and deeply intimate. What I know to be true for myself is that without Him I would not be.

For those of you who are Christians, this upcoming Easter weekend creates an opportunity for us to reflect on the death and resurrection of Christ. It is because we believe in a risen Savior that we have been granted new life.

I wanted to reflect and celebrate this is a creative way and thought a sunrise yoga and journal writing workshop would be perfect!

If this sounds like the way you'd like to begin this Resurrection Sunday, then keep reading to learn more and to register.

Sunrise Yoga & Journal Writing Workshop

If you are looking for a creative way to reflect on and celebrate the risen Savior this Easter Sunday, I invite you to join us for this Sunrise Yoga & Journal Writing Workshop. During this 2-hour workshop you will be provided with prompts to guide your reflection and journal writing, followed by a Gentle Flow YogaFaith class. There will also be time for discussion, sharing, meditation, & prayer. Bring your Bibles, journals, yoga mat, some tea or coffee, & an open heart. This workshop is open to all levels of yoga practitioners. I look forward to sharing this time of resurrection with you!

  • Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018 
  • Time: 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Location: White Lotus Wellness Center, 4912 Berwyn Rd., College Park, MD 
  • Cost: $25 ($30 for same-day registration) 
  • Registration: Click here to reserve your seat, and then submit your payment using the Paypal link in the sidebar (PayPal account not required) 

If you don't live locally or aren't able to join us, I encourage you to still try and spend some time on your mat and in your journal. You can use any of the prompt questions below to help you get started:

  • What impact has your belief in a risen Savior had on your day-to-day life?
  • What is your favorite thing about your relationship with Christ?
  • What is one thing you can do today to deepen your relationship with the Creator?
  • What insights or healing has Christ brought to your life that you would like to express gratitude for today?

If you'd like to share, I would love to hear what the Creator revealed to you in the comments section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wishing you more peace & joy than your heart can hold.

Creatively,




P.S. There is still time to join us this Sunday, April 1st, 2018 from 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM for the Sunrise Yoga & Journal Writing Workshop. Simple click here to reserve your seat!