Dear June

Dear June: you are here so briefly (like it all is) so when you invite me on long walks I drop everything to go when we watch the clouds float by like thoughts, one right after the other, I tell you people call this "doing nothing" but you call it "being" I introduced you to my little … Continue reading Dear June

Choosing Moments Over Memories

I am asking myself these days how can I slow down inside so that the external speed of life does not diminish my ability to soak it all in, marinate in it, allow it, and not be bulldozed by it. My little one is growing so fast and I don’t want to have memories. I … Continue reading Choosing Moments Over Memories

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

3 Steps to Transition Mindfully

When going through transition it can sometimes feel like we bring all of our old stuff into a new place. Kind of like moving houses. Our surroundings change, but we don't. I often feel resistant to change because it requires me to get uncomfortable. I sort of grin and bear it until I'm through the ickyness and back … Continue reading 3 Steps to Transition Mindfully

The Mindful Mother

You chose me because you knew. You knew I would show up for you today And every day forward Starting with your first breath Ending with my last. No lousy excuses about what I need to do Or what’s more important Or not now little one It is always now for us This is always … Continue reading The Mindful Mother

This Too Shall Pass

This is the phrase we all hear when we’re going through a difficult time. It’s supposed to remind us of the big picture of life. It’s supposed to remind us our current situation is temporary, no matter how dire it seems at the time. It’s supposed to remind us to hang in there. But I’ve … Continue reading This Too Shall Pass

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

There’s No Prerequisite for Presence

I’ve been practicing Yoga Nidra (also known as yogic sleep) the last few months to help me unwind and rest. The tape I’ve been listening to has this instruction early on: Bring your attention to what’s already happening. I like to think of attention as being my full awareness, senses, and being. This is altogether … Continue reading There’s No Prerequisite for Presence

“You Reading This, Be Ready”

That's the title of a William Stafford poem that contains this powerful question: Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now?  I've been contemplating how I hold space for others and how others hold space for me, mostly because I've recently been … Continue reading “You Reading This, Be Ready”

When One Door Closes…

I recently walked through a wide open door in my life that I had been completely missing because my I was too busy staring at a door that was closed. The door I wanted to walk through, the door I was anxious to walk through, the door I was sure I was supposed to walk … Continue reading When One Door Closes…