With a greater sense of awareness, I am learning to feel full. Fullness to me means completeness, happiness, and success. Success in this case is not measured by worldly accomplishments, gold stars, or publications, but rather by doing what I love. Doing what I love has taken great time, attention, and awareness to cultivate. It takes dedication, […]Read More Fullness.
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 is […]Read More Mantras to calm the storm.
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 the […]Read More Weightless-a choice.
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 a […]Read More Weight of the world.
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, hence […]Read More Inside out.
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 about […]Read More Me, myself, and yoga.
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. […]Read More Just do you.
This post is about the battle of intention versus expectation, and how this distinction plays out in how I choose to live my life.Read More Intention vs Expectation.
This is a story of good and evil. It reflects a little of what I did well today, and also a little of what I can improve upon. Triggered by a seemingly innocuous event (an email, of course), I drew on my evolving practice of mindful awareness. I allowed. When I swelled with feeling, emotion, and sensation, I […]Read More I practice.
(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 and […]Read More A cycle of change.