Welcome Guest Artist Lauren Echo

Lauren Echo is an illustrator based in Reno, NV and Lauren is — hands down — one of the kindest, most generous, delightfully positive, and genuinely engaging people roaming the earth. Her charming and lovely disposition is evident in her artwork. Her artistry is uplifting, pure, and uncomplicated — it’s refreshing and easy to love — much like the artist herself! Lauren is an avid lover of nature and outdoor recreation — climbing, hiking, and all versions of skiing call to her daily. Her days feel incomplete without some time spent outside. Nature is her artistic muse and inspires many of her illustrations. Lauren is...

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Design Highlight: The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr I had a poster of the Serenity Prayer on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager. I think it was nestled in between my Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA and my Charlie’s Angels posters. Back then I was attracted to the artwork. It was various shades of pink with gold lettering and captured the beginning of a sunset. I bought it at the local Ben Franklin five-and-dime because I thought...

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13 Quotes That Might Help You Feel Better

Quotes are social media sharing sensations. Cheesy, funny, insightful, motivational or profound--all types and flavors of quotes pass through our social media feeds.  We've done zillions at Big Raven Yoga and we love creating them--we love it, even more, when our followers enjoy what we've created and share them with others.  I love the quick little bites of insight that make me laugh, remind me to be grateful or challenge a place where my thinking is stuck.  Right now, I especially appreciate quotable little nuggets. My brain feels too full to absorb much more than a sentence or two.  When our days are...

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COVID-19: Yoga, Better Sleep, Ideas on Boosting Immunity & Instant Happiness

If your news feed is anything like mine you’ve probably been bombarded in the recent days and weeks with information. So much information. Everything from tutorials on how to best wash your hands to suggestions and best practices for managing your stress. It’s clear that most content creators have the best of intentions — and I appreciate that most folks have their heart in the right place. For me, it’s been a little overwhelming getting through the deluge of information. Weeding through the Need to Know, Nice to Know, and the Fun to Know is a big job for those of...

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Welcome Guest Artist Amy Diener

Instagram has been a remarkable place for us to connect with talented, unique, and incredibly amazing artists. Just look at this list of talent — all because of the reach and wonder of Instagram: Rachel Pohl Denise Griffin Lyn Sweet Nicole Labonte Lisa Martin Max Flow The ol’ IG has done it again!! Instagram has recently brought New York-based artist Amy Diener into our world — and we are extremely grateful! Amy creates incredible pieces of art from a sequence of dots — the texture, the color, the symmetry — it’s amazing! As it all comes together it’s easy to get lost in the journey...

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