“How much do you weigh,” asked my friend MB as she worked on the form to secure my COVID shot. “I don’t know,” I replied. Truth be told, I have not known for years. I used to weigh myself weekly, sometimes more. I would live and die with the number. Mostly I just berated myself … Continue reading Scales
Something unexpected happened. Nashville rarely gets more than a dusting of snow and it rarely lasts more than a day. Our last major ice storm was in 1995. Sunday started with freezing mist & fog which progressed to sleet and freezing rain. And COLD! This area is a series of hills. It does not matter … Continue reading Time Out
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
“Every time you ride a horse you teach it something,” Big Lee For the last month every interaction with my new horse, Zeus, has been about getting to know each other and building trust. I have spent time in the barn brushing his face and neck with a soft brush while talking to him. There … Continue reading The Zeus Chronicles: It is ALL a practice
“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 I was reminded of Praying Mantis and Stick Bugs. I saw them often when I was a child, but realized I had not seen either in ages. Two days later I was taking photos and low … Continue reading Delight is Everywhere
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?
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
Every notice that in stories that when someone acquires a love potion, it is to attract or bring back someone that does not “love” the asker. Think about it, would you really want to capture someone that does not love you? If it was possible to make someone love you, there would be less music, … Continue reading Love Potion
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