Rise from the Mud

The only way is both through the struggle and up. May we choose this course.​

Why I Wear A Mask

At the start of the year the terms “COVID-19” and “Coronavirus”, were new words used to label a new virus. This once obscure term that labeled an obscure virus would become a household name that would completely shape and define the new year. Doctors provided the public with new information about the virus from it’s…

The Distance Between Us

6 Feet Apart. Social Distancing. Work from Home. School from Home. COVID-19 has forced everyone to stay home, creating space between people, families and communities for the health and safety of all. There are some defiant, not taking it serious, I do what I want people that are making it worse for everyone. If you…

This is Not Normal

Our current reality, that people are calling the “new normal” is something else. I am grateful for the conversations that we are having around topics that range from: health care, access to resources, housing, work from home, living wages, sick leave etc. There are so many critical conversations that we are having as a country,…

Our True Nature

It’s Friday! A lot has changed in four short days. At the beginning of the week I felt the effects of stress in my body and my ability to focus. It’s been hard for me to wrap my head around how swiftly things have changed. I went to the store on Wednesday and forgot to…

Wisdom Wednesday #89 – What We Care About

It’s 1AM in my part of the world as I write this post. This is the bit of quiet time that I get to unwind from the day with this new, temporary normal. I don’t have anxiety, but I have been more anxious in the past few days. There are so many variables. There is…

Awakened In Loving Gratitude

I am wide awake. I facilitated a night time Yoga Nidra for my sister (the doc student) on Tuesday, before she left town to go back home. After the Nidra, I gave myself time to wind down and reset before I went to sleep. As I laid down to sleep thoughts circled my mind. I…

The Union of Love and Peace

I am in a current month long Meditation on Love and Peace. Since the month began, I have been sharing a wisdom a day on Instagram. Since February 2015, I have dedicated the month to writing about Love. I first wrote a series of posts about different types of love, which evolved into a weekly…

I am Thankful for: Ordinary Moments

This time of my life feels like true Technicolor. Dorothy left Kansas and stepped into colorful, vibrant OZ.  That is the best description I have that describes how rich, flavorful and vibrant this season is for me. I have not appreciated this season in the way I appreciate it now. OZ was a dream for…

Mindful Monday #182 – Significant Relationships

Happy Labor Day! This morning started unplanned and showed me that beauty often emerges from that space. I woke up naturally this morning at 5:30am. I hoped my body would go back to sleep, but I started to reflect on moments and understandings of my year of you. About a month ago, my mom asked…

According to Plan

Happy Friday! It’s almost two months since I moved. The entire month of May was defined by rest. How I spent my May, was not how I wanted to spend it. However, I surrendered to what May became and allowed my body to rest in the ways it needed. In June, I visited my sister…

Tune #46 – The Love Wouldn’t Die

Have you ever felt like you were going to die? Or like you were dying? I am not talking about putting yourself in harms way, having a terminal illness or hypochondria. I’m talking about death to your former self or the life that you know/ knew. This may sound, way out of left field, in…

Soulful Cries

I’ve been very emotional these past two weeks. This past week alone I’ve cried almost every day. If I cried in public, it might alarm people because of the depth of my tears. Amaya Angelou in her poem “Still I Rise” would call my tears “soulful cries”. As you read this, you may think that…

Mindful Monday #161 – The Surprising Moment

I stepped away from yoga a month ago, after I fell, because my knee needed time to heal. My knee was not visibly swollen, but it was hard to bend it or put pressure on it. Skin also had to regenerate, which took a long time. I noticed my hips felt tight, in one class,…