Day #32, It’s Not a Let Down

The day after Christmas has always been one of two things in my life. Either it’s a day in the car heading back home from my grandparent’s house, or it’s a quiet, cozy day at home. Some of my friends (those beautiful tribe members I reflected on yesterday) have told me the day after the [...]

Day #27, Weed Out the Inauthentic

I used to tell people I was a writer. In fact, I feel like I told a lot of people a lot of times, and yet I wasn't. I wrote sometimes, mostly alone in my journal in bed, but certainly I was not A WRITER. For the last year I've been blogging, sharing, talking, cultivating [...]

Day #25, Never Too Late to Say Thank You

They say hindsight is 20:20. Looking back on Christmases past, I can pick out just a few presents that still come to mind. The ones that come to mind surprised even me, and certainly weren't the ones that cost the most. I vividly remember a year where huge fancy sleds were lined up against one [...]

Day #16, Say It Aloud

The practice of using mantras came to me when I got back into yoga after college. Almost two years ago, a yoga instructor in Atlanta told our class, "It's OK to sway in tree pose, branches sway in the wind too. Just don't believe that swaying means you will fall." Don't believe that swaying will [...]

Mind, Body & Spirit: A journey of self-love

Being a woman is hard. Being alive is hard. I can't speak to what it is like to be a man, or what it is like to be dead, but these two things I know to be true. In childhood, things seemed much simpler, but as we grow we are exposed to the realities and [...]

Darkness Settles

Even on a journey that seems crystal clear, we can easily become derailed. The last 4 months have been one of the longest stints of emotional clarity I've had in a long time. My purpose and focus, my motivation and rhythm, have been clear and attainable. Yoga has been a guiding light during this process, [...]