I see, I feel.

I see, I feel. I see the shifting seasons before my eyes. As the leaves fall from branches willing to let go. I feel it in my bones. As the breeze calms through the open sills.   My progress today helps me plan for tomorrow. I give myself time to be in it. To getContinue reading “I see, I feel.”

Authentic self.

I’m learning to live more true to myself. This means letting go of judgement, of fear, of resentment, of criticism to the point of stagnation. In an ongoing healing journey, I am coming home to myself in the sense of living from a place of truth. My intention is to live, to fully live, withoutContinue reading “Authentic self.”

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.”

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.”

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.”