I’m working on it.

“Gain and victory to others.  Loss and defeat to myself.” – Buddhist proverb “I don’t want this shirt to be too fitted.  Nobody wants to see this.” She pointed to her belly and laughed in a self-deprecating way.  I looked at her body, and I was perplexed at what was so disgusting that she neededContinue reading “I’m working on it.”

American Yogi

“America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!” – Katherine Lee Bates A few weeks ago, I was in Colorado teaching at a yoga festival, and I’ve been trying to find a way to write about how amazing it was.  Considering the current political climate and theContinue reading “American Yogi”

Willing to Learn

There’s this old story I’ve heard a few times that goes like this:  A person asks a master (of yoga, meditation, or a martial art depending on who is telling the story), “How can I find a good teacher?” And the wise master says, “The more important question is, “Where can I find a goodContinue reading “Willing to Learn”

Unhooking Yourself

“I stand in the way of the things I can be.” ― Moby This week I drove to Lake Fayetteville for a run, and as I pulled out my phone to start my running playlist, I saw an email notification with the first few words of a message.  In the few seconds I took to read it,Continue reading “Unhooking Yourself”

Hearts and Minds Yoga

“Have you ever thought about opening up a studio?” That is one question that usually makes me cringe.  Being around a several studios in various stages of birth, life, and death, I know how much work they are to manage.  It also seems like you can’t have that conversation about opening a space without gettingContinue reading “Hearts and Minds Yoga”

One Eye on the Goal

“When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path.”  – Zen proverb When I was six, I was hospitalized for a tick-borne illness, and I was unable to walk for sometime.  When I was better, my doctor had me demonstrate my run for him.  As little six yearContinue reading “One Eye on the Goal”