"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.
"All beings are Shiva, in relative degrees of self-concealment or self-revelation." - Christopher Wallis from Tantra Illuminated A few months ago, I did my usual early morning shuffle into the bathroom. I bent down to pull the bathroom scale out of it's hiding place only to find it wasn't there. I panicked. My husband must have … Continue reading Bury or Heal
If you go to enough studio classes, you will hear it said to someone, "You have a beautiful practice." This used to really bother me. I'm sure that it was mostly due to the fact that no one ever directed that particular compliment at me. While, I love to move, I don't think I'm necessarily … Continue reading That is a Beautiful Practice
Two years ago, I finished my yoga teacher training, and I embarked on my first Instagram challenge and even blogged about it here. I noticed that not every yogi on the internet looked like me, and I wanted to add to some diversity of images. And by diversity, I mean diversity of ability. I felt at the … Continue reading What Does a Yoga Practice Look Like?
After my Friday morning run I was shocked and elated to hear my running app announce: "Congratulations!..." I had just run my fastest mile EVER. We didn't have fitness apps in the 80's, but I know I couldn't run as fast as I do now. During the elementary gym class one mile run, I would be … Continue reading Keep Coming Back
Remember when motivational posters were just pictures of kittens holding onto limbs under the caption, "Hang in there?" If you've spent any amount of time on Instagram and Pinterest, you have seen the emotional dysfunction minefield that is often labeled as #motivational. Sadly, many of these graphics use the same tactics as pro-ana (pro-anorexia) websites: selling … Continue reading Take the Shame out of “Fitspiration”
"Your body is not your masterpiece. It is the paintbrush used to create your masterpiece each day." -Glennon Doyle MeltonI love the beach. It's kind of the main thing I love about living in New Hampshire. I love the ocean because it makes me feel small in the best way possible. If the water isn't … Continue reading One Paintbrush. One Masterpiece.