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Allowing space

In so many moments recently I have had to confront my profound desire to grasp, clutch, hold, and cling to those that I love. There have been clients that wandered away, loved ones that will not come close, and friends that I can't seem to land. Loving others is, at times, just a lesson in...

Another hero

This past week there was no time to be alone, one thing after another left me arriving home late, talking and listening all day, and craving isolation time to decompress. That desired time finally arrived this weekend, this morning when I woke up my first thought was today I don't have to speak...

Admitting mortality

There comes a time when we just have to admit our flaws and imperfections and if it happens for you as it did for me, the moment was unavoidable and filled with pain. November (insert any date you like here, although suffice to say I know exactly what day it was) 2013, I was faced by my loved...

Manifesting

When I first entered into the yoga world, there was a distinct sense that others around me believed that we can manifest our desires. This mentality flew directly in the face of the good country, salt-of-the-earth farm raising I experienced growing up. My father instilled in me that hard work...

the pain we carry

It has been a long couple weeks, hours and hours of work, trying to finish my semester, preparing for the summer season of family and friends visits, and dedicating time to accomplishing a couple tasks that have been on the to do list for months. All of those many details accomplished, sitting...

Stealthy anxiety

Feeling quite bright and energetic this morning, I was very productive and creative. Ideas were flowing with confidence, dreaming was occurring with pride, and work was completed. Then, all of a sudden I noticed my energy dwindling, my frustrated thoughts coming around, and then the age-old...

traveling better

Growing up traveling was never as difficult as it seems to be these days, or at least I don't remember it being so. Headed to New Orleans (one of my top five favorite places in the world) for a speaking engagement, I was reminded again of the inherent challenges involved. The first plane was...

Self-promotion vs. preservation

Coming from a narcissistic family, I was raised to tout my personal capabilities, successes and strengths. Somewhere along the journey, I must have done something right because I am blessed with a group of friends who move gracefully through life with humility. Having the opportunity to...

Daydreaming returns

Day 4. Oh how I missed the daydreaming, and this week it returned with depth. When I am healthy I spend my free time daydreaming about a range of different ideas, memories, hopes, and needs. The favorite being a dream about a future where I am a wife, a mom, and a successful business woman...

chaff rising

Day 10. Hammering through my days, I usually forget that if I pause long enough to breathe and recover, superb opportunities, ideas, and energy rises to the surface. This past four days has been no different. This 28 day journey of trying to take extra care of myself to bump out of a dried-up...

Swimming, souping, chiving

Day 14. A longer than usual swim this morning set me up well for a very focused 7 hours of homework. Twice walking outside today, I caught my breath with icy air. The sun was deceiving, it is freezing and I keep calling my family to say I don't remember any winter as cold here in VT growing...

Day 15

What a supportive week this was, I asked for help every chance I could. Informing my supervisor that I am feeling a significant amount of stress, sharing with the team I supervise that I am experiencing stress, and sharing with my loved ones the same allowed me freedom. It is still mind-...