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.”

Breathe into being.

Listen. What do you hear in this moment? The quiet sound of your child breathing. The hum of the dishwasher. The breeze through the window. The echo of a voice from another room. Watch. What do you see in this moment? A dimly lit room of familiar objects. The soft round features of a young child.Continue reading “Breathe into being.”

Always learning.

One thing I like about myself is that I am always learning. This sentiment reflects a positive self affirmation that I am currently working to integrate into my inner voice or self talk (i.e., with each personal attack that I inflict upon my psyche, I immediately follow it with a positive one). As a lifelong learnerContinue reading “Always learning.”

A cycle of change.

(Written March 31, 2016.) We experience change in cycles, especially in nature. The changing of the seasons – winter, spring, summer, fall – is a cycle of change. We usually enjoy and embrace the change of seasons and come to express this change in different ways. In springtime, for instance, we purge our clutter andContinue reading “A cycle of change.”

An addiction to multitasking.

(Written March 31, 2016) Here is a mere glimpse of “The multitasking mind”… In some moments (more often than not, these days), I find myself constantly urging to multitask. Mid-bite of red lentils – I should be reading something – doesn’t everyone eat and work at the same time?… About to take a drink of waterContinue reading “An addiction to multitasking.”

Fearlessness is a choice.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your own consent” – Elanor Roosevelt I’ve decided I’m no longer afraid. This choice is completely empowering and transformative. In letting go of the fear I have harbored so close to my heart I am now, once again, a powerful being. In this moment, I celebrate the beautyContinue reading “Fearlessness is a choice.”