The Art of Rituals

“This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And …

Retrograde (How to Talk to Humans)

Retrograde – directed or moving backwards. What an often evil thing, but in reality, it may be a reverse that offers us a chance to be someone new. To discover new things. To change our perspectives. I read a post this week that said “do the best you can until you know better, then when …

Expectations Vs. Reality (A Piece on Emotional Baggage/Coping)

What most wisdom filled, blissful, happy yogi’s don’t tell you is that it isn’t always sunshine, green juice, positivity and power. For instance, my daily life for years (and still some today) was me hardly being able to handle my stress without craving junk, meaning anything from food, to alcohol, to sleeping for unhealthy amounts …

Off The Mat – Grateful

Life is unreal at the moment — I am laying in bed after a long day of work. Ahem, a long WEEK of work that is winding down to Friday. For once I am not feeling that excitement for Friday because it is finally a few days to be out of the office, but because …

“Sustaining the Momentum”

I am currently sitting on my couch, listening to a symposium discussion led by a dear friend I made in yoga teacher training, and I am grinning from ear-to-ear. How incredible it is that I have friends who are authentically themselves, career and future driven, and offer so much wisdom that they WANT to give …

Revival (Breathing Life Back into…Life)

“…so much can be revived. Relationships we’ve given up on, dreams we’ve let go of, things we’ve convinced ourselves we can’t do. Everything can be revived. We just have to breathe life into it.” -Rachel Brathen (Yoga Girl) When I completed my yoga teacher training, I was over the moon. It was a dream I …