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 needed … Continue reading I’m working on it.

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 getting … Continue reading Hearts and Minds Yoga

Just a Taste of Peace

In two days, I'm teaching my first meditation workshop.  As I'm planning my class and designing exercises for my students, I can't help but think of the beginning of my own journey with meditation. Eight years ago, I was in what I considered "a slump" and I was looking for anything to take away my crippling depression, … Continue reading Just a Taste of Peace