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The Question For Yoga Teachers

How has your yoga teaching, practice or both changed in the last five years? Some of us were taught to spiritualize pain in the postures. That our yoga is about what we can do or what it looks like. That alignment or gurus are unquestionable. The authoritarian system may have made us feel bad, shamed, … Continue reading The Question For Yoga Teachers

Grief In The Body: Taking Up Space (photos)

Grief can overwhelm us with a tsunami of sensations, emotions, and thoughts that leave us physically exhausted, feeling comatose or dead, and moving through life in a body that feels, moves, and even breathes differently than before they died. Often we push our grief down, make it small, hidden, or act like it doesn't exist … Continue reading Grief In The Body: Taking Up Space (photos)

Behind The Scenes: The Grief Practice Book

I find myself in an awkward spot these days, a few months out from self-publishing my second book. I am afraid to fail and I am afraid to succeed. That's how I know I'm right where I should be. This book has had a life of its own. There have been major delays, hiccups, crash … Continue reading Behind The Scenes: The Grief Practice Book

28 One-Liners On Grief

For almost a year now I've been quietly posting almost daily under my project name of The Grief Practice over on Instagram. I alternate posting words with photos, and tonight I wrapped up many of them into this little list. Because I don't know about you, but sometimes it's nice to have all the words in … Continue reading 28 One-Liners On Grief

For The Hard Women

I am not afraid of your hardness. I know it grew out of necessity, just like mine did. I know it keeps you safe and in control, and that's okay. I see the part of you that is soft and open and wants to have the conversation, the one where you're heard and seen and … Continue reading For The Hard Women

For The Little Girls Trying To Be Perfect

I have spent so much of this life trying to be perfect. And what I have to show for it is a body full of tension and a mind whose instinct is to put on the brakes instead of lifting my arms and letting out a whole-hearted and wholly inappropriate whoooot.  And so. This is … Continue reading For The Little Girls Trying To Be Perfect

The Face of Grief

Grief walked by me today. It was wearing all white, each pair of eyes holding pain the way only humans can. The fifty or so humans walking by me wore white shirts that held a picture and a name. Everyone looked up as they passed. At their number, at their unity, at the name they … Continue reading The Face of Grief

Welcoming Grief

This time of year always sends me back to the Land of Loss to unpack my deepest grief, lest I forget. Every year from Thanksgiving through the winter solstice I honor my own loss, my own heart, my own way to collapse and to rise. I ask my grief how it is and what it … Continue reading Welcoming Grief

The Million-Dollar Question About Grief

How do we give back to grief when it shattered life as we knew it? The concept of survivors giving back is common in many support systems and organizations. Those that have found a way through to the other side return to support and encourage those still struggling. Thankfully there are many individuals and organizations … Continue reading The Million-Dollar Question About Grief