With my 46th birthday just around the corner (Saturday!), looking back I can say one of the best parts about getting older is feeling evermore permission to be freely and fully my quirky and unique self! In the movie Last Christmas, a character observes: "There's no such thing as normal. It's a stupid word. Does a … Continue reading Being Awestruck Over How Incredible It is to Be Alive
What do you do when fear comes a'knocking, or kicks the front door down like it did recently? Buy ALL the hand sanitizer and toilet paper, like everyone here did? Curl up in a ball (the energy I've felt this week)? Pour all your attention and energy into _____? Isn't it interesting how grasping, which … Continue reading Fear, the Corona Virus, Staying Sane, and Loving Big
I Love you. If I could only ever say one thing to you or anyone else, even strangers or "enemies", it would be that. As you are, for no reason, requirement, or expectation, I LOVE YOU!!! A few weeks ago, while listening to Seane Corn's book Revolution of the Soul, I heard her share a mantra … Continue reading Love Al(l)ways
Yoga, it seems to me, can be summed up as the practice of this'ness. Enjoying this breath. Loving this person. Witnessing this moment. Caring for this world. Cherishing this body. Drinking in this scenery. Giving our all to this task. Listening well to this word. Savoring this food. Fully feeling this emotion or sensation ... especially ones we prefer to avoid. Yoga is the radical embrace, presence, working with, experience, and Love of THIS. Some … Continue reading The Life Changing Power of “This”
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
Parts of me are scared, nervous, and frustrated ... and it's fantastic! You see, partially by choice, and partially not, my occupational energies are shifting to destinations unknown along paths previously untraveled. Honestly, it's scary, thrilling, and paralyzing. Satya, the yogic practice of truthfulness, invites us to lovingly be honest with and about ourselves, and … Continue reading Don’t Fake It Until You Make It, Face It Until You Embrace It!
I’m a planner, which is largely a good thing, but also is the source of much of my unhappiness. The thing is, when I plan a day, an evening, a date, or whatever, it’s easy for my plans to turn into expectations, and when what I anticipate isn’t fulfilled I become sad, frustrated, and out … Continue reading The Prison of Expectations: How Anticipating Less and Accepting/Appreciating More Brings Greater Bliss
I recently spent more than a day crafting and preparing a workshop on the yogic way of life, which has given me SO MUCH joy and peace (and, as a side note is SUPER Christ-like) … YET, no one came to the workshop. On a similar note, years ago I had the opportunity to speak … Continue reading Want to Live/Love Better? Expect Less