Finding Our Soul Rhythm

“A child’s natural rhythm is much closer to a soul rhythm than that of most adults.”-Shefali Tsabary Lately my son has been trying to talk. He curls up his tongue and spits out whatever noises, grunts, or howls he can muster. Unlike when he was learning to walk, he’s not cautious about it. He just … Continue reading Finding Our Soul Rhythm

Rewriting The Story of More

This month I had to choose between my life and my livelihood. The details don't matter anymore, but in the end I had to choose between keeping a job that would require me to work 50 to 60 hours a week or losing that job. I chose my life over my livelihood because if I fast-forward … Continue reading Rewriting The Story of More

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

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

We are the Lucky Ones

I was really crushed when I heard about the Malaysia Airlines tragedy. For a moment. Then I was really angry. I was angry about a lot of things, but mostly because I could feel the loss in my own heart. It was almost as if I was holding those broken hearts in my hands, and … Continue reading We are the Lucky Ones

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

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

The Light in You

two motions by A.R. Ammons It is not enough to be willing to come out of the dark and stand in the light, all hidden things brought into sight, the damp black spaces, where fear, arms over its head, trembles into blindness, invaded by truth-seeking light: it is not enough to desire radiance, to be … Continue reading The Light in You

A Closer Look at Mindfulness

I jumped on the mindfulness bandwagon about six years ago. I attempt to live mindfully. I call my yoga classes, “Mindful Movement.” This blog is about incorporating mindfulness into everyday life. As you can see, I’m a pretty big fan of mindfulness. So you can understand why I caught my breath when I read (and … Continue reading A Closer Look at Mindfulness