Journaling, Mindfulness

A Breath Through Anxiety

Anxiety hurts. It hurts the person who struggles with it And it hurts everyone around them who are trying to help them through it. It’s like a ripple that turns into a wave Crashing down on the shoreline And taking back with it whatever it can. If you’ve ever experienced it, or know someone who… Continue reading A Breath Through Anxiety

Journaling, Mindfulness

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

Journaling, Mindfulness

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

Mindfulness

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…

Mindfulness

Springing Forward with the Equinox

Hello again! I can't believe it's been 2 years since my last post. It's good to be back. The March equinox marks the beginning of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. That wonderful time when the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north, awakening… Continue reading Springing Forward with the Equinox

Mindfulness

Veritas, no vino required…

Veritas, no vino required... Friday nights. I'm sitting home on a Friday night, having dinner with myself on my deck out back. Watching my dog play and graze on the grass like she's a vegetarian. Guess she needs to eat soon;)  But I sit here and think of what society tells us we should do… Continue reading Veritas, no vino required…

Mindfulness

the yoga selfie … my self-analyzation

  A beautiful body, what's the use if you don't have a good heart."  - - R. Sharath Jois *** Several conversations/debates are being pushed around and shared on social media right now about yoga selfies, whether or not they are appropriate and represent yoga truthfully. Apparently, the media coverage of Tara Stiles riding around… Continue reading the yoga selfie … my self-analyzation

Mindfulness

a Hasta (hand) of Wisdom for New Yoga Teachers

Are you a new yoga teacher? Are you just starting to build your own class? Do you have butterflies or the desire to hide like an ostrich while teaching?... If so, I can help!! I've been teaching yoga for a full year now. And though it doesn't seem like a long time, it has been… Continue reading a Hasta (hand) of Wisdom for New Yoga Teachers

Mindfulness

Can we truly be present while planning for the future/for change?

The answer is YES. As a yoga practitioner, being mindful and staying in the now comes easier than it used to. Most of the time, I'm very mindful of my breath and space around me, using thought and pranayama (breathing) to move my body between and through asanas (poses). But at times my mind wanders… Continue reading Can we truly be present while planning for the future/for change?