This weekend, I was at a Jen Pastiloff workshop, and among other things, she asked, “What is the most concrete act of self-love you could practice in the next 24 hours?” Eat greens, yoga, sauna, walk, read, write and more all made it to the list. And I did them all. However, the most radical […]Read more "Self-Love. It ain’t just a bubble bath."
In The Secret Life of Bees, the main character’s house is Carribean Pink, even though, we come to discover, her favorite color is blue. August chose to paint her home this color because her younger sister, May, lit up with delight upon discovering the cheerful hue at the paint store. May struggles with the weight […]Read more "Important"
In celebration of Earth Day, my yoga studio had a special yoga/reiki/sound bath experience. Now, I love this sort of shit, but also realize it is not everyone’s cuppa. You do you, boo. My takeaways: The bliss of a two-hour session offering extended restorative yoga asanas, savasana, and Reiki therapy; along with indescribable gongs, drums, […]Read more "Earth Day"
Sometimes, I hold so tightly to ideas, things, people, relationships, behaviors, and any number of worldly things, my clenched fists of control ache. For example, I have spent a good 11 years buried under the idea of finding lasting romantic love. Maybe, that just isn’t in the cards. Maybe, the universe has other plans. Other […]Read more "LET IT GO"
I was angry. I thought I was angry. Maybe, I’m scared. I find that when I think I’m angry, I am actually scared. Scared that: I’ll never be enough. I deserve exactly what I’ve gotten for the past 48 years. I will always be a disappointment. I will always choose poorly. I will always love […]Read more "Anger. Fear. Tomato"
May we be filled to the brim and overflowing with grace. May we live with health, happiness, ease, and love. May this be a sacred place full of healing, growth, and peace. May all who enter be held close, and know they are safe. And may it ever be so. Amen and Amen. Light and […]Read more "As for me and my house"
I’ve been asking the wrong question. As an educator, we often hear or say that there are “no dumb or wrong questions.” Um. This is incorrect. If I have JUST given explicit and comprehensive directions, and you raise your hand and ask for said directions again, because you were goofing off with your friends and […]Read more "WHAT"
I release myself from all the shame and judgments that have caused pain. I allow myself to be free—to live presently, I joy peace, love, faith, and ease. I allow myself to thrive in connected relationships, to grow and flourish in all areas of my life, to experience and embrace fun, play, dance, song, and […]Read more "Free"
I often tell myself I want too much. Yesterday, someone I love told me the same thing. I brought you into my home and did all of the things that you demanded. Not only do I want too much, I demand it. No one should ever be coerced in a relationship. There should be no […]Read more "Too much"
Who doesn’t love a new book? Fresh pages, new plot, rich and developed characters that make you fall in love or want to scream in frustration and anger. Many very wise people find New Year’s Day to be a purely arbitrary day. Nothing special and certainly no reason to rethink or revamp current situations. I’m […]Read more "Do-over. (with benefits)"