Journal Prompts, Life Reminders

I’m Coming Home

I'm writing tonight because I need to. I need this keyboard underneath my fingertips like I need the air in my lungs. Without it, I feel as if I'm grasping at everything, trying to move forward yet stuck in the moment. I don't know exactly how this keyboard will help me move forward, but at… Continue reading I’m Coming Home

Journal Prompts, Life Reminders

I Can See Clearly Now

...well, almost. Almost 2 weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a retina detachment. Having worked in the ophthalmology field for as long as I have, I knew exactly what was happening as the symptoms were coming on. But it wasn't until I heard it fall out of the mouth of an ophthalmologist friend that fear… Continue reading I Can See Clearly Now

Journal Prompts

A Letter to Summer

Dear Summer,  I've sat down several times to write this letter but nothing seems to come out. Perhaps it's because I don't want to say goodbye. I've so enjoyed your sunny laziness. Your warm (ok right, downright HOT) days. Your thunderstorms and warm breezes. Your carefree weekends with all the time in the world to… Continue reading A Letter to Summer

Journal Prompts

10 Things That Make Me REALLY Happy

A really good yoga session, at home, outside or in a studio. One where I feel completely refreshed, warm, limber, and strong. The first sip of my morning coffee. Teaching. Anything. And seeing that person I've taught succeed in what they were striving to learn and accomplish. Really good music, live or recorded. I mean… Continue reading 10 Things That Make Me REALLY Happy

Life Reminders

Teaching kids (and ourselves) how to leave the monkey mind alone

A heart to heart with my daughter One morning this week, I had a lengthy discussion with one of my daughters about breathing. She loves to take deep breaths, however they're quite audible, which is making her a target for criticism at school. I asked her why she likes taking such deep, audible breaths, but she… Continue reading Teaching kids (and ourselves) how to leave the monkey mind alone

Life Reminders

Just one of those days…

Rejection sucks. I don't care who you are or what you do - It happens to everyone, and it feels really really crummy. ***** I woke up this morning, the sun was shining, the pond was calm, the air was very light... and I thought, "This is going to be a beautifully productive day! I'm going to… Continue reading Just one of those days…


5 Steps to Doing What You Love

This is my office. The furniture has been rearranged two times now in the past few months, and I suspect it's not in its final place even now. The walls will be painted. More office supplies will be added, perhaps a dream catcher or two (they're so whimsical and bring a lightness to my mind).… Continue reading 5 Steps to Doing What You Love