I Don’t Want to Know What Kind of Yoga You Practice

I don’t want to know if you feel strong after yoga. I want to know if you feel softened, receptive, and open to grace. I don’t want to know if you can touch your toes. I want to know if you can touch your heart, my heart and the world with your truth. I don’t … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Know What Kind of Yoga You Practice

What I Learned in 2014

I learned that love is like cotton candy. It stretches with you, it sticks to you, it's messy and delicious and makes life more fun. I learned to tread softer on my heart and in my life. I learned the cleanest line can be found not only on a wave or on a rock but in life … Continue reading What I Learned in 2014

The Art of Decompressing

To quote yoga teacher Darren Rhodes: “You’ve got to be able to handle compression.” He likens this concept to the air inside a tire. There’s a lot of compression in that tire, but because of the way it handles it, it isn’t crushed. It can roll with it, if you will. I’m in the midst … Continue reading The Art of Decompressing

An Experiment in Gratitude

I committed the last 30 days to finding something to be thankful for every day. It seems like a no-brainer because aren’t all of us finding the gratitude in our lives every day? I thought so but was surprised to find some days it was very easy and other days extremely challenging. I obligated myself … Continue reading An Experiment in Gratitude

The Practice of Remembering

I spend a lot of time focusing my senses on external things. It’s the nature of the mind to think, to get distracted, to stay busy. I often find myself mindlessly clicking through social media with a vague sense that I’m looking for something. I never find it, whatever I’m looking for. An answer, a … Continue reading The Practice of Remembering

Wild Things

It takes a brave soul to love a wild thing. A wild animal, a wild heart, a wild spirit... they all require the same courage. I didn’t start out brave, but I’m ending up brave because loving a wild thing cracks your heart open one day at a time, not all at once. I didn’t … Continue reading Wild Things

3 Ways to Redefine Your Relationship with Failure

Have you ever heard anyone praise failing? What a great job you did failing! I wish I could fail like that. Or, I heard you failed, congratulations! Failure and me have a long and troubled relationship. I keep trying to ditch it and it keeps chasing me. It makes me feel less than and not … Continue reading 3 Ways to Redefine Your Relationship with Failure

The Secret to Staying Free

My chiropractor once shared with me that he took part in a study that observed what happened to the bones after a chiropractic adjustment. What he saw was that 30 minutes after being adjusted the muscles pulled the bones back into their old, incorrect spot. Then 30 minutes later the muscles moved the bones back … Continue reading The Secret to Staying Free

Take Heart

What do you think of when you hear the word courageous? I think of someone being strong, brave, and trembling. They are not without fear; they are just with courage, which gives them the strength to face their fear. When we are courageous or when we are encouraged we feel inflated, filled up, hopeful, inspired, … Continue reading Take Heart

Yoga As An Undoing

I recently attended an evening yoga class at a small studio near me that holds classes outside on a large wooden deck. I practiced next to a large tree trunk that emerged through the deck and the ocean air reminded me to inhale fully. At the end of the class as I set up for … Continue reading Yoga As An Undoing