When I escaped to the jungle that first time, I didn’t do yoga. Yes, it was a yoga retreat, but that wasn’t the point. I was exhausted and needed a respite. But the yoga hooked me. My body never felt better. My mind was calm and my soul filled. I began practicing every day at […]
I almost escaped to the jungle. Again. The home-front is bumpy. Who can blame me for wanting to take a break from the tension? But that quiet, all knowing voice, told me to stay put. Can I Retreat at Home Each time I’ve played on Costa Rican Beaches, I’m struck with the ridiculousness of finding […]
“How did I get here?” That’s what a student said after a particularly beautiful and challenging class. I asked her what she meant; she elaborated. She said that she had a few moments in class when she was in a pose. She didn’t know how she got there. But there she was — comfortable, aligned, […]
This is awkward. But here it goes. I was having a heart felt conversation with a friend-with-professional-qualifcations, and she said I might be OCD. I must have responded with a glare, because she qualified her statement. “OCD. Ish.” I heard her but resisted this clinical label. I don’t step over cracks or check the locks on my […]
I watch people rush around with frantic enthusiasm and smiling faces – busyness masquerading as productivity – and it wears me out. Avoiding stillness at all cost. When did we lose the capacity for stillness? I feel this strong urge to distance myself from the frenzy. But at the same time, I feel compassion, because I […]
Much of my wellness journey involves the power of more — more water, vegetables, movement, rest, fun. But there’s also value in clearing away the unnecessary to create space for the more. Yoga Teaches Us to Clear Clutter Yoga emphasizes thoughtful attention — partly by creating focus on a single point, partly by eliminating distractions. We close our eyes and […]
Mindful breathwork continues to be a central tool in my discovery of purpose and intention. Breathing — on purpose — forces me to stay in the moment, provides my mind a focal point, and creates space for all sorts of amazing opportunity.
I’m back from a heart filling, restful and recharging trip. My returns are always challenging as I “try” to assimilate new learning into my daily routine, but sweet as I connect with my dear friends and family. I’m snacking on fresh cherries right now. My God they’re tasty! I love how seasonal foods evoke all […]
I’m on the road hanging out with 50K of my new favorite friends in Atlanta. It’s WARM! Iced coffee is my splurge – what about you? The universe is gifting me with all sorts of related lessons about vulnerability and identity. It seems this theme of “story” has a few chapters. Sigh…. I mean yay! […]
I know from experience, this stress is not sustainable, and I’m not willing to pay the price any more. It was time, once again, for a little time inventory.
The result? I did not diligently protect my precious time resource, and it was no one else’s fault.