Last night, while I meditated, I imagined myself sitting in the center of a large, open, wooden room. It was white, but sort of white-washed and worn. There were windows in front of me, behind me, and to either of my sides. Four pillars supported the ceiling in a square around me. The only door… Continue reading Spiritual Travel
My friend and fellow yogi, Alyssa, has a phrase she uses to describe the endless coincidences and connections that surround her life. She says things are “weird, not weird.” You know when people say, “sorry, not sorry?” They’re acknowledging that socially it’s probably the right thing to be “sorry” and yet they are not.
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… Continue reading Mind, Body & Spirit: A journey of self-love
Do you consider yourself a writer? I wish that more people did. Being a writer doesn't mean you want to be published, or even that you want to share your words. Writing and journaling has been an outlet for self-expression and documenting milestones for a long time. I bet most of your grandmothers, and even… Continue reading The Power of Your Pen
After I post on my blog, or upload something new to Instagram, I always click through the posts with the same hashtags I used. At first, I think I did this to get more attention on social media. Now, I do it for inspiration. To see what other creative spirits are putting out into the… Continue reading Full of Life
It wasn't until this morning when I got to work that I began to feel settled back into my real world. As some of you already know, I went to my first yoga retreat this weekend, with a group of wonderful women from all around the Pittsburgh area. Alyssa, the yogi who led the trip, rented… Continue reading How Do You Want to Feel?
In Modern Lovers, a new novel by Emma Straub, the dynamics of this family's life are endlessly intertwined. I'm a true believer in the famous words, "friends are the family we choose for ourselves," and this story embodies that. Andrew and Elizabeth are married, and heading towards 50. They met in college, where they were… Continue reading Book Review: Modern Lovers
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? This is a question I get a lot from friends and family, and recently from readers. It's a confusing question for me, because I never decided I wanted to BE a writer, I just was one. Writing was never an option for me, it was… Continue reading Becoming a writer.
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… Continue reading Igniting Darkness.
The beginning of a new month has always been a bit of a landmark for me. Those of you who know me, or follow my blog, know I'm big on goal setting and that I'm working hard to figure out monthly budgets and patterns. I used to have a friend who woke up on every… Continue reading Goodness, I’m Grateful.