The Hard Things

I want to speak of the breakthroughs and the dreams achieved and not about how I keep running up against the edges of my heart. those cold, stubborn edges that don't want to budge for anyone, soften for anyone, open for anyone, which is why she often has to be broken open in joy or … Continue reading The Hard Things

Wild Things

It takes a brave soul to love a wild thing. A wild animal, a wild heart, a wild spirit... they all require the same courage. I didn’t start out brave, but I’m ending up brave because loving a wild thing cracks your heart open one day at a time, not all at once. I didn’t … Continue reading Wild Things

Our Practice Reveals What’s Already Perfect

I stand at the top of my yoga mat and take a moment to notice what’s already happening in my body. My upper back and shoulders are rounding forward and my head follows their lead. Tired, I think. I feel tired. The heels of my feet carry most of my weight and my arms hang … Continue reading Our Practice Reveals What’s Already Perfect