Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time when I was very sad and very alone I would walk a certain stretch of beach for miles and dream of the woman I would like to be and say to myself, over and over: That woman is worth waiting to meet. I did that for years. It kept me alive. … Continue reading Once Upon a Time

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

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

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

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

Your Brain on Yoga

I recently overheard a student comment to a teacher before class that “Yoga is the only thing that makes sense right now." It was a simple yet powerful statement that most of us can relate to. We’ve all been there at some time in our lives. Life becomes so busy, overwhelming, crazy, problematic, or stressful, … Continue reading Your Brain on Yoga

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

Good Grief

I'm very interested in grief, loss, and how we approach these topics on an individual and societal level. It's a subject that fascinates me largely because of a life path that has given me a magnified, intimate look at death, depression, and suicide. Our culture and society aren't too big on death. It's one of … Continue reading Good Grief