The Long Game

I’ve been sick for a few days, and I’m trying my best to rest and replenish.  Judging by that friendly Facebook “On this Day” reminder, it seems like every year since 2005, I’ve been sick in January and this is about the time when I would take to the internet to whine about it.  Facebook hasContinue reading “The Long Game”

Live the Questions

A few years ago, a friend of mine told me I needed to rid my vocabulary of the word, “why.”  I immediately asked him: “Why?” He said the word was riddled with implication of judgment.  This one word is intended to be a simple information gathering device, but depending on tone we could be saying one would needContinue reading “Live the Questions”

The Skin We Are In

It’s summer, and the clothes are coming off.  If you are feeling a little body acceptance challenged, a harmless pool party or trip to the beach can turn into a day (or more) of feeling anxious, inadequate, and isolated.  I have spent a lifetime hating myself and how I looked, but when I reached the age ofContinue reading “The Skin We Are In”

Your Undivided Attention

Today, I sat down to eat lunch, and I was also catching up on my emails.  I was trying to eat this beautiful leftover pasta dish with homemade pesto from the basil I grew right outside my front door, and I’m fiddling with this electronic device.  I tried to eat and not worry about my phone for aContinue reading “Your Undivided Attention”

Let Me In

Last week, I was teaching a class full of teenage girls who were mostly beginners.  I began verbally guiding them into Side Angle.  Feeling that they had the flexibility, I gave them the option to take their top arm behind their back for a bind.  A few of the girls that had taken yoga classes before startedContinue reading “Let Me In”