Welcome sadness, it will bless you. In the midst of a recent spin class on our Peloton, I broke down in tears. The instructor, Kendall Toole, invited us to welcome grief in, so I did. Soon enough, my waterworks began mixing with my sweat to form a healing “cocktail” on my face. What broke and blessed … Continue reading Welcoming and Listening to Sadness
My wife was sharing her feelings with me the other day, when out of fear, instead of holding space for her, I shut her down. You see, part of me is afraid the messy, not so pleasant emotions will overwhelm me. Yet, I'm increasingly coming to find the healthiest thing to do is to feel, honor, … Continue reading Be Emotional!
Crying Our Way to Life
I taught 3 classes in a row where someone cried at the end. What a gift and inspiration!!! You see yoga is a practice of becoming more human and alive, and tears are a sacred and important part of what it means to be fully human. FAR from the cultural conditioning that says waterworks are weakness and … Continue reading Crying Our Way to Life
Feeling ALL the Things with a Joyous Spirit and Content Heart
Do you ever stop and check in with yourself? You know, a slow down for a moment, take a few deep breaths, and pause to notice what's going on inside type of deal. In doing that this week I realized my heart was sobbing and my eyes wanted to water my face ... but my … Continue reading Feeling ALL the Things with a Joyous Spirit and Content Heart