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

A New Year’s Resolution

As this year is winding down the phrase New Year’s Resolution has been skipping through my mind. It occurred to me that there is one approach to new year’s resolutions that most of us don’t take. That being to adjust our resolution. Not as in I resolve to be healthier. Resolution as in the ability … Continue reading A New Year’s Resolution

A Lesson in Letting Go

On a recent trip to Lake Mead my rock-climbing nephews invited me to go climbing while the baby was napping. I turned them down immediately because I’m afraid of heights. I’d much rather do yoga or write or nap or anything that’s on the ground level. Twenty minutes later I was hooked up to ropes … Continue reading A Lesson in Letting Go

Navigating the Landscape of Limitation

My 6-month-old recently figured out how to roll. He can't get enough of it and rolls everywhere. It didn’t take him too long to start rolling into things, like the side of our blue couches. I would see him run into the couch and I’d think. Okay, now roll the other way! You’re not going to get … Continue reading Navigating the Landscape of Limitation

This Too Shall Pass

This is the phrase we all hear when we’re going through a difficult time. It’s supposed to remind us of the big picture of life. It’s supposed to remind us our current situation is temporary, no matter how dire it seems at the time. It’s supposed to remind us to hang in there. But I’ve … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass

The Art of Shedding Our Shell

Ecdysis is a Greek term used to describe "the art of escaping from the old shell." A shedding, if you will. It's specifically used in reference to lobsters, who undergo a fascinating transformation process throughout their lives so that they can continue to grow. Because their shells are hard, in order for the lobster to … Continue reading The Art of Shedding Our Shell

A Return to Wholeness

When life presents themes to me over and over again, I try to take the hint. I've been witnessing friends returning to their roots both literally and symbolically, as well as navigating a "return" of sorts of myself . This concept of revisiting a place, emotion, or relationship as the conscious, aware, and present person … Continue reading A Return to Wholeness

What It Means to Be Fearless

"Fearlessness is not a state of being without fear. Rather, it is the experience of fully feeling the fear, naming it, getting to know it, taking it by the hand, and even making friends with it." -excerpt by John Milton in Be The Change Over the years I've noticed that the more I attempt to live … Continue reading What It Means to Be Fearless

Hearts of Stone

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day, she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did … Continue reading Hearts of Stone

The Truth About Yoga Teachers

Not so long ago two of my longtime yoga teachers moved away within months of each other. I felt strangely lost and began looking for a replacement teacher to attach myself to. As I searched I started to practice at home more. I tried a variety of yoga studios and classes. I took a yoga … Continue reading The Truth About Yoga Teachers