I awoke this morning to notice. I noticed restless slumber, so I read a book. I noticed bodily aches, so I flowed on a yoga mat. I noticed streams of thought, and am writing. Tuning into emotional, bodily, and thoughtful awareness I come into being, still guided by a sense of seeking. Of seeking greater […]Read More Tuning in.
When taking time to do something, or be somewhere, or with someone Time itself doesn’t matter; it needn’t enter into consciousness. My favorite ways of taking time occur as bookends to the day. A long breakfast, children shrieking and laughing, only silent while eating. Standing in the kitchen, enjoying coffee while cooking. Then again to […]Read More Taking time.
In practicing yoga, the cue to “lead with your heart” often is interpreted to mean shoulders back and down, abdomen in to support a strong core, arms perhaps stretched out like wings or clasped behind your back and down, with heart-center the leading force of your physical movement. (Think of doing a forward fold swan […]Read More Lead with your heart.
Habit forming. March 2, 2018 I’m working on a new habit of opening my computer to continue my writing. I’m working on a new habit of being OK even when I’m in what I sense to be an uncomfortable situation. With bells ringing, trucks beeping, people talking, fans whirring, engines, motors, beings, all conceivably […]Read More Habit forming.
I wear multiple “hats” if you will. Mom, wife, researcher, collaborator, teacher, mentor, sister, daughter, granddaughter, aunt, to name a few. In each of these roles, I am asked to communicate, to lead, to converse, and to do. Often all I want is to just be. In drawing inward I find a great sense of […]Read More Being while doing.
Meaning involves… Creation. Interpretation. Connection.Read More Seeking connection.
May 23, 2016 I find myself in the role of a teacher. I have learned to find beauty in all that I see. Yet when others are faced with dissatisfaction, with fear or with anxiety, they are clouded, unable to see. Pulled from the presence. How then, do you teach others to embrace love. […]Read More As a teacher.
Feb. 1, 2018 Developing writing as a priority. Writing is a priority for me. Yet this is not the only priority in my life. In each of the roles that I play, I have priorities, responsibilities, and other things that I love. I love being on my yoga mat. I love cooking. I […]Read More Developing writing as a priority.
Nov. 5, 2017 Listen, listen. Listen to your body. Listen to your heart. Listen to your breath. Listen to your inner voice. What do you notice in this space and time? What movement are you craving? Undulate your spine to come into being. With feet planted on the earth. In this moment in […]Read More Listen, listen.
Notice. Where are you right now? In physical space. In mental space. In state of being. Check in. What is the quality of the air? Breathing in through your nostrils. Do you notice the tickle on the top of your lip? How the air is slightly warmer as you exhale. How is […]Read More Notice.