Mantras to calm the storm.

What would a picture of dissatisfaction, frustration, or depression look like to you? My picture is stormy, hazy, and loud. Like a cartoon drawing of a tornado that blocks out clear thoughts and disrupts any sense of calm. The noise that I hear in my head is not so much a sound, as it isContinue reading “Mantras to calm the storm.”

Share your passion.

If you know me, or have met me, you likely know that I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I’ve recently been told that my 4 year old son does the same, for which I am proud. Being in tune to your emotions and feelings should be celebrated regardless of age, gender, status, etc. ThisContinue reading “Share your passion.”

Weightless-a choice.

Today the sky is clear. The weight of the world is not on my shoulders. Instead, I am prioritizing myself. My practice of writing. My practice of meditation. My practice of happiness. Yes – happiness is a practice, and perhaps more importantly, a choice. So is meditation. So is writing. I am listening to theContinue reading “Weightless-a choice.”

Weight of the world.

Got the weight of the world on your shoulders? You put it there. Don’t. Just let it go. Allow the energy to pass through you. Practice balance: the mindful distribution of energy. Inhale.Exhale.Repeat. Stop clinging onto blocked energy. Be with it, then let it go, for the sake of all of us. You are aContinue reading “Weight of the world.”

Inside out.

What to do when your world is turned upside down? Turn inward. Seek to find peace in the awareness that feelings of joy, anger, fear, disgust, and sadness are exactly that – emotions. They do not define you. The fact that you are able to witness your emotions means that you are separate from them, henceContinue reading “Inside out.”

Keep it lighthearted.

Have fun writing, Mom. I had fun watching you write, Mom. – Everett, 4 y.o. Sometimes, we need to be reminded of the joy in life. To keep it lighthearted. And to listen, truly listen to children. They are wise. A writing practice I am focusing on is putting my priority project literally first. EachContinue reading “Keep it lighthearted.”

Me, myself, and yoga.

How does yoga influence my life off my mat? As a mother? As a writer?   I recently had the joy of interviewing with Meg Sirchio of Perennial Yoga and Wisdom Community in Fitchburg, WI. She asked me to reflect on this very question. In the moment, I think I told her a story aboutContinue reading “Me, myself, and yoga.”

Just do you.

You will have moments of clarity, and moments of doubt. The important thing to remember is that you are uniquely you. No one else can express how you do. No one else sees the world as you do. Be confident in the truth that you are important. Your ideas have merit and are worth sharing.Continue reading “Just do you.”

The world is my playground.

A common thread to my recent practices as a writer, researcher, and yogi, is around the theme of finding my purpose, passions, and igniting activity the is true to my way or ~dharma~. By opening my mind and my sensibilities to learning from every experience, I’ve re-learned that having my own ideas, finding clarity inContinue reading “The world is my playground.”