When the Light Leaves the Sky

Tonight I settle into the trust that is necessary when the light leaves the sky (or our life) into the faith that is required to run my hands over the walls of my heart I cannot see (but I feel thumping with life) I sink into the silence that is the answer I have been looking … Continue reading When the Light Leaves the Sky

What Are You Waiting For?

What are you waiting for? The world will never approve those big dreams those too-good-to-be-trues It will never applaud your going-for-broke your trusting your instinct your following your heart You must approve yourself trust in it all and risk it all that heart, that gut, that comfortable life it must all get put on the … Continue reading What Are You Waiting For?

What Song Are You Singing?

I’ve been struggling for some time with trying to find my voice. You know the voice. Not the one that tells you to give up or that you need to be better. The one that is clear as a bell and won’t take no for an answer. The one you believe, not because of what … Continue reading What Song Are You Singing?

Body & Soul

I'm in search of a little bit of soul lately. The kind you find by going in and not out. It's an itch I can't ignore, and it usually grabs me when I've been neglecting myself for one reason or another. This soulfulness I seek feels a lot like groundedness. I know it when I've … Continue reading Body & Soul

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

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

Watch One Woman’s Dream & Dharma Come to Life

It's not often we see people's dreams and dharma within their reach. These last few days I've witnessed Chelsea Roff standing for what she believes in, receiving the support she needs and, as she puts it, "living her life out loud." Her will and determination left me pretty much speechless until now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRkm40cyt4Q Chelsea Roff is a speaker, … Continue reading Watch One Woman’s Dream & Dharma Come to Life

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