Compassion and curiosity toward self remain key in healing and releasing “monsters” of self-doubt, criticism.Read More Compassion, Curiosity for Monsters.
Showing up is important. Not only showing up for other people, but showing up for yourself. Lately, I’ve been showing up for myself by sharing my ideas. By embracing the inevitable vulnerability of sharing something personal–your art– in a way that is open for public critique. Preparing for a presentation to an international audience of […]Read More Showing up.
Learning to listen. To a calling, deep inside. Turning inward to notice. No longer hidden– A desire to connect. With higher purpose. Through expression. Through teaching. Through silence. Through sleep. My dreams bring visions of translations of Sanskrit verses Yet here I am–awakened to the sounds of babes Crying, whining, cajoling me back to awareness. […]Read More Learning to listen.
Honoring the here and now. Accepting what is. Accepting what isn’t. Noticing anticipation of what is to come. The could be. Noticing regret of what was. The should have. Come home to witness. Honoring the now. The sweetness of joy tastes sweeter. The depth of frustration grips tighter. The ebb and flow offer relief and […]Read More Honoring the now.
Breathing in and out, I sit to write as the day closes. One babe just blinked his eyes closed, while another reads. Today has brought both joy and frustration. Compromises and love. I find myself at the end of the day, happy, yet somehow unsatisfied. I have writing projects that need attention. I turn away […]Read More How do you measure a day?
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.
March 3, 2018. I’m not good at knowing when to rest. Usually I work through my day, pushing from one thing to the next, with little time spared in between. When my stomach hurts, I know I have gone to far. The ideas and work flows from my finger tips yet but body urges me […]Read More Knowing when to rest.