Movement of Joy

Choices. We choose them daily, right? From the mundane of breakfast options to feed our children (yes, my darlings, strawberry spinach smoothies again. No, my dear four-year-old-son you cannot eat Oreos to start your day) to the outfits we choose to wear to roads we drive on to work.

This blog. This venture. This. The Nest Collective is far more than just another business venture.

It is a movement of joy. A celebration of the magical bond between mothers and daughters.

The physical movement, of course, in the form of yoga. And the movement within our hearts and minds that we an each choose joy. Daily. Often hourly.

As I drop my daughter, Blake, off to first grade each morning, she blows me a kiss and I remind her “choose kindness!!” in an often hurried attempt to impact and impart a lifetime of wisdom into a lanky six-year-old’s body. She’s got beauty, brains, and swagger. Her teal sparkle backpack from her beloved Justice bops up and down with the letter ‘B’ blatantly emblemed on her back. Like many a mama, I worry about my children as they enter their school day. Will they be kind? Will others treat them well? Will that dang backpack be too heavy for her slender shoulders because she snuck in *just* four more hardcover Magic Treehouse books?!!

At the start of the school year, I worried and ached for both my kiddos. A new school. New home. A time of transition fresh from their father and I divorcing. Both kids made friends quickly despite a few days of tears and fears. They found their joy. They choose kindness for themselves and others.

We found kindness in new friends. Their mamas extended playdates and birthday invites. They choose kindness. The circle of new friends started. Expanded. Included us into a new community.

Likewise, I welcome you to this nest. A community for mamas, sisters, daughters of all walks and backgrounds to gather. To collectively practice our yoga. To take what we learn on the mat and expand it into our daily living. Thank you for making the choice to land here!

Welcome lovies, let’s embark.

xo Jaime

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