Last night I left work and journeyed to my very first yoga retreat. 7 women and our yogi guide, Alyssa, are staying in a cabin in a nearby state park, spending 4 days practicing, meditating, eating well and connecting in new and deeper ways to ourselves and to each other. One of the biggest challenges [...]

I Love Myself.

I'm not very good at celebrating myself on a regular basis. Self-reflection is a big part of my life, but unfortunately I tend to focus on the areas that need improvement rather than the areas of success. Every year on my birthday, though, my thinking changes and for just a few hours I revel in how [...]

Igniting Darkness.

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. - I think we've all heard that before. I don't really know what it means, though, because how can you feel pain and not suffer? When people want to know what depression feels like, I find myself oversimplifying it for 2 reasons. 1) If they really care they'll keep asking [...]

Book Review: Eligible

Last week, I was consumed by the book I'd been reading. It had taken me a few days to read the first 100 pages, but then all at once it swallowed me. In every good book, there's a point of no return where the story doesn't just entertain you, it devours you. In the book [...]

Reality Check

Last week I wrote about what it might be like to quit my 9-5 and work somewhere simple, like the little coffee shop I frequent. I love the work I do, and the people I get to do it with, but I often look for and dream of ways my life could be simpler. While [...]