There is a reason why “I Am Light” sung by India Arie is on at least one of every yoga teacher’s playlists, including one of mine. I play my “Come onto the Light -Bliss” playlist often in the morning. Sometimes for a personal, free form yoga practice or often while I’m getting ready for the … Continue reading Mantra Monday: I Am Light
Lately my monkey brain has been working overtime drudging up narratives of shame, comparisons, anger, victimhood and complaints. One morning this week the monkey started before I got out of bed, quieted down while I did yoga and meditated and then returned with a vengeance as I got ready for work. My fiery nature was … Continue reading Monkey Brain vs. Monk Brain
When I was four-years-old I made two announcements: 1. I was an adult and would be treated as such, and 2. I was not going to have babies so I did not need a daddy. I was going to raise puppies. Everyone thought that was cute, but I was not kidding. As I aged, I … Continue reading Buck Norms
One of my weekly journal prompts was to look at what triggers me when I react with anger. Of course I skipped that prompt. A couple of days later I found myself in a confrontational situation after a neighborhood meeting. The exchange upset me so much that I was unable to sleep that night. I … Continue reading Brené, I hear you!
Confused, bewildered, disoriented, dumfounded, afraid, shocked, angry, off balance, emotionally hungover… These are just a few descriptions of my emotional gamut on Wednesday, January 6 as the United States Capitol was entered by a mob. I was horrified, but I could not look away from what was happening. My feelings and thoughts were caused body … Continue reading Discombobulated
I cracked open and sadness leaked out. Sadness must be acknowledged for joy to exist.
It was a hot September, Saturday afternoon when I went with my Dad to pick up the Amish farrier. When we arrived, he was in the shed finishing up a previous client, a blue speckled gray mule, so we would have to wait a bit. His five children were shed where he worked with new … Continue reading When you are chosen, say YES
We are bombarded with lots of messages, but yesterday this one really landed with me: “The Art of making someone feel seen and special is the best gift.” Think of all the times you have been seen; the times you you caught another’s eye and knew you were not alone, the time you looked into … Continue reading The Best Gift
Six weeks ago I fell crossing a city street and broke my arm. On Friday and again today I tried plank and Down Dog. Chaturanga is still too painful to do right now. The form may not be perfect and my left arm may not be straight, but I am on my hands. Six years … Continue reading Yoga = Healing