You Are More Than One “Right” Feeling

“Tell me, what is it you plan do dowith your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver) As life shifts and experiences are lived, I return to this question. Trusting and wondering at the same time. From a micro and macro view of this life, of this world, there are many reasons to hold opposites—joy/sorrow, …

Is it worth it?

This is a question I’ve been asking myself a lot the last few weeks. When life throws you opportunities for perspective, for reflection and introspection, things that seemed important and vital lose their grip. It’s healthy to pause and reassess, re-calibrate to ask if HOW we are living measures up to WHY we are living. …

Today I practice . . . Rest

This week has been quite a year. Needing to reacquaint myself with rest after a tough semester, still in the deep at work. My body has pulled me to rest through pain; told me I was done pushing and need to slow down and remember how to rest. I arrive where I often do, on my …

Let’s get comfortable with PRACTICE!

If you want to shift a behavior, practice. If you want to grow in skill, practice. If you want to find stillness and space, practice. If you want to grow, practice. Yes, it can be uncomfortable, unsteady, challenging, non-linear, and exacerbating—but we take small steps forward towards mastery. If we want to move towards mastery …

Transitions/Choices/Self-compassion/Reset (Part 2: Do Press This Button)

We choose where we put our energy. We choose where we invest our time. Sometimes those are in alignment, we feel we are in the flow of life—not without challenges—but we feel life is “working.” There are other times when roadblocks pop up throwing a wrench in our flow. These transitional roadblocks can make getting …

Transitions/Choices/Self-compassion/Reset (Part 1 The Set Up)

Minutes to hours. Hours to days. Days to weeks. Weeks to months to years. Seasons. Relationships. Homes. Jobs. Identity. Child to teen to adult. Every cell in our bodies. How we see ourselves. . . . Everything in life is a transition filled with change—beginnings, middles and endings. Some of these transitions happen so subtlety …

Let’s talk about stretching . . .

Our bodies are a wonderful point of entry to awareness, to mindfulness. In our Western culture we tend to live in our heads, moving from one moment to the next on autopilot. I like to say we are so much more than brains on sticks, and if we open ourselves to the possibility, the knowledge …

Health: A Loaded Word

I’ve been thinking a lot about “health” and what a loaded term this can be. This view is what I saw when opening my eyes after savasana today, at home nursing migraine pain and all it’s accompanied joys. Health feels a little more elusive in this moment. Health is something personal but also ranges on …

Health: The Possibilities

Heath, and whatever that means to you, is a journey without destination. It is a process where we tackle one obstacle, challenge, or something we’d like to change, only to prepare ourselves for another—an aspect of health maybe we weren’t ready or prepared to face head on before. Learning to be strong in body can …