We were wild once you know. We howled without embarrassment, we cried out for what we needed, wanted, loved. We did not know our skin color mattered because our heart pumped so perfectly. We did not know looks were important because we saw smiles instead of symmetry. We did not know judgement because we were … Continue reading We Were Wild Once
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
“At that moment we are feverish but also porous, so that the slightest touch makes us quiver to the depths of our being.”-Albert Camus I feel porous lately. Life is sinking in, not just rolling off of me as I rush through it. I don’t want to lose that porousness. I want to soak up … Continue reading 4 Ways to Be More Authentic
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?
My answer has changed over the years. In the beginning the answer was a formless, abstract, unintelligible lump in my throat during savasana that kept me coming back. Yoga was drawing up all the grief I’d been holding in that was dying to get out. I didn’t know how or why, but I knew the way … Continue reading Why Do You Do Yoga?
Everyone told me having a baby would change my life. No one told me it would change me. I knew about the physical transformation I would experience, but I thought it ended when I had the baby. Little did I know it was just beginning. The process feels strangely similar to how a caterpillar becomes … Continue reading The Metamorphosis of Motherhood
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
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
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
I used to work for a judge who was known for speaking his mind. He had a unique ability to reduce the meaning of life to one-liners. One of his famous ones went like so: “This isn’t a dress rehearsal.” We don’t get a Take 2 on life. There’s no do-overs. The days you sit … Continue reading This Isn’t A Dress Rehearsal