a blog by Ellen Davies


Friday favorites: Daveed Diggs

This one is for Laura, who introduced me to Daveed Diggs by way of the Hamilton soundtrack. We saw him in the show last year, and afterwards we waited at the stage door. Finally he came out, along with some other cast members. Laura passed […]

Feeding your soul

Do you pamper your body but neglect your soul? Many of us do, so don’t feel guilty. What could you do today to feed your soul? Feeding your soul means doing anything that brings you intrinsic joy. What things make you feel happy, for no […]

Friday favorites: Wonder Woman

Laura and I went to see “Wonder Woman” last weekend. I wanted to see it on the opening weekend in order to support a movie featuring a lead female character. Especially a lead female in a superhero franchise. Usually I don’t go for movies like […]

Clear your space

Everything you need to know, you already know. When I first heard this saying in a yoga class, I scoffed. I certainly don’t already know everything. What about algebra? Well, maybe I don’t need to know algebra at this point in my life. But I […]

Friday favorites: Music for meditation

I am the light of my soul.  I am bountiful.  I am beautiful. I am bliss. 

Anne Frank house

The first thing I did after booking our trip to Amsterdam was get tickets for the Anne Frank house. I have been curiously obsessed with Anne Frank for years. To prepare for our visit, I re-read Melissa Muller’s Anne Frank: The Biography. 

Yoga with goats, and spirit animals

If you’ve looked at Facebook lately, you’ve probably seen something about yoga with goats. As crazy as it sounds, it looks like a regular yoga class with about a dozen goats let loose. From what I’ve read, the goats are playful and want to nuzzle […]

Mantra on Love

I love this mantra! It reminds us that we are all one. No matter what the differences are between us, we are all love. Because if you’re love, and I’m love, then we must be the same. No matter what your skin color, or religion, […]

The beauty of church

One of the consequences of growing up as the granddaughter of a bishop in the Methodist church is that you feel guilty when you don’t go to church. Or at last I did. I may have been the only grandchild who took on that burden, […]

Van Gogh Museum – Thursday Inspiration

Hello everyone! I’m back! Stuart and I recently returned from ten days in the Netherlands. Don’t worry, you’ll hear all about the trip, plus what else I’ve been up to since the last time I wrote. We toured the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It […]