Summer Mornings

Mornings are my sacred time for movement, self-care and meditation. My routine has evolved over the years and is based on Ayurveda guidelines. My alarm goes off at 5 a.m. Upon rising I change into workout clothes, scrape my tongue and head outside to walk my dog. She is also a backup alarm that limits … Continue reading Summer Mornings

Epic Ending

In a year of loss on so many levels, the sad news I received yesterday caught me off guard until I realized I was a reason for the ending. My lower back betrayed me in the spring of 2014. I was in pain. I could not find relief or answers. It hit the point where … Continue reading Epic Ending

Time Out

Around both the Spring and Fall Equinox I take a break, a time out as is traditional in Ayurveda. I hesitated calling it a cleanse because in current cultural speak I see cleanse being used as a code word for an extreme diet posing as something healthy. A cleanse does not have to be food. … Continue reading Time Out

Care

On weekdays I set my alarm for 4:45 a.m. Early morning is about care. Walking the pup around the neighborhood and feeding her is care. Yoga and meditation is care. Nourishing food to take to the office is care. All of these activities are non-negotiable. Self-care is not a luxury nor is it self-indulgent behavior. … Continue reading Care

Rhythms

January mornings are cold and dark, particularly at 4:45 a.m. After Alexa wakes me with her daily alarm, I cuddle with the pup before getting out from under the weight and warmth of blankets to feel the full force of the chilled air. I quickly change into my yoga clothes before going downstairs to bundle … Continue reading Rhythms

Discombobulated

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

PURPOSE

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