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Silence Really Is Golden & Two More Practices to Thrive

Tracy Riggs

We are cultivating practices to help ourselves thrive, and we are learning from one another on this journey. I will be introducing you to women who are showing up in health – spiritual, mental & emotional – in their families, workplaces, and communities.

Today I’m excited to introduce you to Tracy Riggs, a woman I’ve long loved and admired. (Also – she’s my cousin!) Tracy works as a middle school art teacher and a yoga instructor in Knoxville, Tennessee.

“I count it lucky that I get to inspire anyone to be more curious, more creative, or more present both while teaching art and yoga,” Tracy said. However, “Schools are noisy, busy places,” she added. “My ears often ring at the end of my day from the noise.” How does Tracy counteract the noise that is a part of her chosen profession?

Quiet, solitude and movement. “I get up two hours before I need to be a work to take care of myself – through writing, meditation, reading, and prayer. Then, as soon as I get home, I get outside if I can to ride my bike, or I work out.”

Tracy loves teaching and adores the middle schoolers with whom she works. “They are funny, emotional, and intelligent. They keep me on my toes and help me become a better human.”

Tracy can also sympathize with what her students are facing. “Navigating middle school is difficult; I had a difficult time in that era of my life, therefore I can relate oh so well to them.”

You can follow Tracy on Instagram to see slices of her life – especially her adventures in mountain biking and travel.


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