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.

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 a … Continue reading Your Undivided Attention

Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

This morning, I treated myself with a massage.  I cannot afford to do it on a regular basis, but since my shoulder injury is still nagging at me, I decided go ahead and spend the money in hopes of finding some relief.  Afterwards, I felt great.  I was sitting a bit taller.  My neck and … Continue reading Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

Are We There Yet?

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of … Continue reading Are We There Yet?

…and I Became Fearless

I do not look like your typical power yoga teacher/fitness professional.  There is no one that knows that more than me.  I put off taking a teacher training for years because I was waiting for the day when my body looked acceptable enough.  I waited for the day when I would feel comfortable wearing spandex … Continue reading …and I Became Fearless

There You Are

Today, I had the opportunity to have my photo taken for the Seacoast Power Yoga website.  I say it's an opportunity for a reason.  Having my picture taken used to be a great source of anxiety for me.  Over the years, I had learned all the hand and arm positions, body postures, clothing, and props … Continue reading There You Are