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 just deleted another email from a well meaning soul offering a workshop to help me find my purpose. I smiled as I hit delete. I once would have considered this workshop. I remember wishing someone would just TELL ME my purpose. I thought it would make things so much easier. Now I’m glad I … Continue reading PURPOSE
I cracked open and sadness leaked out. Sadness must be acknowledged for joy to exist.
Catching a green light right when you need it is a wonderful thing. It is a little busts of joy in a moment of feeling rushed. Saying thank you extends the joy and abundance. If paying attention is directly related to delight, then surely gratitude is directly to abundance. Abundance is about so much more … Continue reading Gratitude is the FUEL
“The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.” Julie Cameron Recently a podcast I was listening to reminded me of Praying Mantises and Stick Bugs. I saw them often when I was a child running feral in the woods of Kentucky, but realized I had not seen … Continue reading Delight
May your wish for me come to fruition. Before the COVID self-isolation period I thought that I had made a spiritual connection with my practice, but I was wrong. That connection happened sometimes, but more often than not I was seeking yoga brain through the physical practice. During my home practice during isolation, I made … Continue reading Yoga is Prayer
I fit the demographic. I have become very angry when something did not go exactly as I anticipated. I have vented frustration on a person in a service job. I have corrected someone because they were not following the rules. For the past two weeks I have spent a lot of time thinking, reading, listening … Continue reading Am I Karen?
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
In yoga we talk a lot about release. For me 2019 has been the year of release. There have been so many times I thought I was done only to find myself in another round of letting go of expectations, a false sense of control, old thoughts, beliefs, stored emotions, ignored pain, people, groups, pets, … Continue reading Trust the Whisper
The past 10 weeks have been a big bag of lemons. I have been dealt challenges that I could not ignore. Being a Type-A, I usually deal with distress/loss/pain by doing more, moving forward. Not this time. I realized that I had two options, feel sorry for myself or FEEL. I took to my mat. … Continue reading Lemonade for a Type A