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!
Our stories contain endless depths to explore and lessons to learn. For instance, I just realized a powerful new life lesson from two of the worst moments in my life. I distinctly remember sitting on a plane 13 years ago and experiencing by far the worst turbulence I’ve ever felt (and I’ve flown several hundred … Continue reading The Gift of Grief (aka “Good Grief”): Let’s Talk About Death Part 3
I once said "the music in heaven will be all Dave Matthews Band, all the time" ... at church ... to hundreds of people. I mention that to express how much I LOVE the band. Dave's music moves me so deeply I have a tattoo of his lyrics that speak a poignant Truth: "Could I have … Continue reading Could I(You) Have Been Anyone Other Than Me(You)?
Five years ago my New Years Resolution was to become vegan, and I've never felt better in my body. It was a mindful choice I made to get my practices to better align with my beliefs. I share this because in my experience, the more mindful we become in our doings, the more vibrantly whole, happy, … Continue reading Choosing Nourishment Over Waste: We are What We “Eat” on ALL Levels: Body, Mind, and Spirit
When my guy friends start talking about fixing cars, repairing appliances, remodeling or building stuff in the house/yard, or other typical “guy” stuff, it’s like they’re speaking Greek to me. Normal “manly” endeavors like this are so NOT my jam. When helping friends or family move I’ll regularly find myself feeling awkward or helpless when something … Continue reading Giving Yourself Permission to be You