Your yoga teacher is mentally ill

"You will ultimately have to let go of all your self-images to be free." - Christopher Wallis Yesterday, I went for a run, and when I arrived back to my apartment my hands, arms, and legs began to shake. Exercise-induced anxiety is what they call it. Supposedly, it's fairly common. We over (or under) breathe, … Continue reading Your yoga teacher is mentally ill

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Bury or Heal

"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

There’s No Cure for Menstrual Rage

"The truth is, women are people and should be treated as such, with time out for physiological interferences..." - Amy Vanderbilt, Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette (1952) Do you remember those drug commercials for Sarafem, a "new" treatment of PMDD?  (That's pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder.  It's like PMS...but...well...worse.)  I remember the commercial featured a woman trying to pull a stuck shopping … Continue reading There’s No Cure for Menstrual Rage

The Safety You Seek

During the winter, there's a lot more people poking around my apartment complex.  The landlord has a team of friendly snow removing gentlemen who shovel the stairs and plow the parking lots.   Although, I really appreciate the dudes who make my world much easier to traverse, they make me nervous.  I can hear them plodding up the … Continue reading The Safety You Seek

Cure for the “I Don’t Feel Like It”s

I don't feel like it. Upon rising from my alarm, it was the first thing that popped into my head yesterday morning.  I didn't want to go for a run like I had planned.  I didn't want to go to my doctor appointment.  I didn't want to leave my home.  Why? I don't feel like … Continue reading Cure for the “I Don’t Feel Like It”s

Get Still. Do Nothing.

"Get action. Do things; be sane, don't fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action." - Theodore Roosevelt When I first heard that Teddy Roosevelt quote, I responded with a hearty, "Hell Yeah!"  After all, the "Get action.  Be sane." philosophy has largely guided my decision making … Continue reading Get Still. Do Nothing.