Thursday, February 17, 2011

Move It

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. - Rumi
Today is the second installment of the interview that I did over at Tame Your Mind Monkey, all tackling the delicate topic of finding balance.
One of the key factors that aids me in finding my own balance is moving my body. Apart from the benefits of working off the obscene amount of food I have coming out of this itty bitty kitchen, it's the peace of mind and clarity that comes with burning off excess energy that I'm really after.  Suddenly the 'white noise' is separated from what truly matters and when that happens, it's a hell of a lot easier to navigate my way through the day.
This is one of my favorite things about Los Angeles, the hiking.  Living right under the Hollywood sign means it's pretty easy for me to access some of the greatest hikes in this city and I really try to make the most of it. Especially on days like today where it's just so beautiful that it's easy to forget that you're actually in LA....well perhaps if it wasn't for the massive white sign giving it away of course!
There's a horse stables up here too, so I spend most of my mornings running with these guys by my side.
After some windy trails, steep inclines and spectacular scenery, I'm always relieved to make it to my marker.
In a town where everyone's trying to "make it", it's nice to know that I do.  At least 4 times a week anyway. :)
Now head over HERE to check out the second installment of the interview! Hope you're having a gorgeous day filled with all the balance, peace and clarity you desire. 

xx tash


  1. Love the pics, love the marker! :D

  2. These shots are just awesome. I would LOVE to have a trail that was near all of those horses. What a treat! That sign is too cute and the last pic is great. Going to head over to read the interview now!

  3. These are gorgeous pictures. I hear you on the importance of getting the body moving. Now if I only hadn't just downed a big bowl of chili! (And if it weren't grossly rainy and cold in the bay area)!

  4. Beautiful pictures! They make me want to get out and get some fresh air. Summer come soon please!

  5. Okay, I am officially jealous. Having something so amazing like that to use as a means of working out is purely awesome. Yesterday I enjoyed the warm weather we're having in Chicago by taking a 2.5 mile walk. I loved it but it wasn't very pretty! Enjoy!

  6. I'm heading up to Los Angeles this weekend just for the day and I was really hoping to do something outdoors, but it looks like it will be raining! Maybe hiking next time. I agree with you -- moving my body definitely helps me find my balance too.

  7. wow you are so motivated!
    i just came across your blog, it's great :) i especially love the third last picture - it's so cute.
    i'd love you to check out my blog if you get a chance, and tell me what you think?

    lovess, t.

  8. I love your 'gym''s the way it should be! You are so grounded and kind and it comes through in your writing!
    You're a beautiful person Tash!

  9. Running seriously is about the only thing that clear my head to perfection. I can leave in the worst possible mood but everything (usually) makese sense when I return :) It's like a mini vacation!

  10. I am exhausted just from reading this :) I am going to make it a point to go for a hike or at the very least do something outside this weekend (finally warmer in DC)...thanks for the inspiration! xx

  11. Tash, these are gorgeous images - you are so lucky to be able to have all that open/green space around you. I so miss that about being over here. I miss running freely, i miss running in Hyde Park with my ipod glued to my ears and clearing my mind!

    You must be super fit!

    p.s loving the look of the blog!

  12. I wished I lived in a more hiking friendly area. It's my favorite way to get up and out. Love the marker sign at the end of the trail.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  13. gorgeous photos!! I love hiking and I can't wait until it's warm enough for me to get outside and enjoy the sun!


  14. What gorgeous photos, and how envious I am of your stunning LA views! I know how important it is for me to get out, especially when I'm feeling overwhelmed. Can't wait to read part 2!

  15. When I visit California I am definitely going hiking. Have a wonderful weekend Tash!

  16. What a peaceful journey you just lead me on, thank you for that. I notice that when you eliminate the "negative self talk" then your day gets brighter as well..

  17. ah! gorgeous~and the marker is fantastic and dreamy~ here i am running in the snow all layered up! happy weekend, happy running~

  18. The pictures are just beautiful!!What a great area to hike and ride the trails. So glad I found your blog.

  19. awesome! You are making me home sick! I used to hike that same trail and there is another one to hike that is just as wonderful that is more west and it has wonderful views as well.
    I will have to look up the streets and send to you. I would hike up there with my friend Rennie and then we would eat at the griddle mmmm. huge pancakes and coffee!

  20. oh what trail is that? we live over in echo park and we love hiking around griffith park. we've only explored a handful of trails though, and we're itching to try some new ones.

    i love getting out and moving, either in nature or swing dancing on a saturday night. i have a lot of anxiety about a lot different things so i have to find a healthy outlet for all the energy. everything in life improves after a nice hike, doesn't it? i love it.



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