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Greetings from the Shamsiverse, August 11, 2017

This is my ‘intent listening’ face – at Pound Amplify last weekend. My friend Kim recently asked us all to post ‘not attractive pictures.’ I’m sure she won’t let me count this one …but boy do I look, uhm, worky-outy 😉


Greetings Fellow Space Travelers, Happy Freyja’sDay!

Y’all, I’m in emotional overload this week.

Honestly, I’m not entirely sure which direction is up.

It’s okay. I know I’ll find my bearings, I’ve just had a lot of wonderful and equally horrible stuff to contend with this week. Much of which I really WOULD like to share with you all. But all of which I’m still processing.

I can take my time muddling through some freakin’ processing. Let me tell ya.

At any rate – briefly …oh so briefly – I really wanted to share a message I got when I was working with Peacock (as an animal spirit) earlier this week, I don’t know if it will help you, but it really helped me:

“It’s not about focusing on the one unattractive part. It’s about focusing on the whole – the beauty & the grotesque – even so, the beauty far outweighs the rest.”

It was a week for loving more – both myself and others.

It was a week for learning, sharing, connecting.

It was a week for being with like minds, and setting the world on fire through that energy.

It was a week for soaring. ♥

So, it seems appropriate to share at least these pictures from my trip to Los Angeles last weekend – because as my new friend Lisa Morrow Pepper says, “There’s just something spectacular about those out the window shots.” Indeed. So completely, Yes.












Tomorrow, Saturday, August 12th, there will be no POUND at Crescent Lotus, instead, we get to be part of “Your Weight Matters” hosted by the O.A.C. (Obesity Action Coalition.) I’ll be teaching POUND® as one of the fitness segments on Saturday morning at 7am. (Yes, I know it’s early 🙂 but I promise, it will be fantastic!) I’m excited and honored to get to be a part of this event, and work with the amazing people over at OAC.

From the Convention webpage:

Your Weight Matters National Convention

The Your Weight Matters Annual Convention is a three-day educational event designed to provide attendees with the latest information on weight and health, so they can proactively take charge of their health and weight. Attendees experience three full days of educational sessions, special events and more all geared directly toward them. One of the main goals of Convention is to create a warm and welcoming environment, free of weight bias, where individuals affected by excess weight or obesity can feel comfortable and learn more about how their weight impacts their health.


Next week my Shamsi-schedule over at Crescent Lotus is:

Mon – PoundFitness® 5:15PM
Tue – PoundFitness® 6PM followed by Anatomy of Bellydance (A.o.B.) @ 7:15PM
Thu – PoundFitness® 5:30PM
Fri – PoundFitness® 8:30AM
Sat – PoundFitness® 9AM

****PLEASE NOTE! Beginning Labor Day, September 4th, POUND FITNESS® on Monday nights @5:15pm is MOVING TO WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @6PM. STAY TUNED****

The Happy Freyja’sDay Dance video from this morning is at the bottom of this post, & as always, I hope you dance along.

Until next time, I hope you get to spend time with people you love doing stuff that fills you up and brings you joy!

~Shamsi, Charlie, Me


Happy Freyja’sDay World!

Happy Freyja’sDay World! Are You Ready to Dance?! from Shamsi Charlie Pettus on Vimeo.

WhoooHoo! Happy FreyjasDay World! Are You Ready to Dance?! from Shamsi Charlie Pettus on Vimeo.