I will have courage.
How have you been? If you are in the US, how was your Thanksgiving? Well, ours was pretty epic. We ate pizza all day and went for an underground tour in Naples. Our first trip to Italy was 15 years ago and we spent Thanksgiving in Rome. So, it was pretty amazing to be back […]
I am not going to lie! I cried a lot! And, then I cried some more. Tears started to flood my face when we decided to move from the house we bought shortly after we got married, over 13 years ago! With all this emotion you would think that I was moving far, far, far […]
Searching for Perfection
Um, Om, Hmm, this is a tough topic and one that a lot of us deal with on and off the mat. We want to be perfect! I am not suggesting that we should not have goals or standards, but are yours so far out of control that you are actually a self-bully? Do you […]
Finding the Courage to Fly Forward
When I finished my undergraduate degree, I only had one regret; I did not study abroad. When I finished graduate school, I had the same regret. I made the same mistake twice. It never seemed to be the right time. I never seemed to have enough money and I never seemed to have enough courage […]
I LOST IT!
I lost it!!!!! I could not sleep and it was hard to think of anything else. My mind was spinning out of control. I lost my mind over something so insignificant, yet felt so important. As I packed for my end-of-the year hiatus to the beach, I could not find my favorite bikini (in the […]
Live in the Light
I slept in until 7:15 this morning and my mind began to race and my heart began to beat quickly. I was mad at myself for being so irresponsible and questioned my work ethic, my dedication and my overall drive. Then, I began to question my health. Was I sick or just being lazy? Was […]
A Little Work, A Lot of Heart
If I told myself I could not do things, if I told myself that my dreams were stupid, if I told myself it did not matter, I would not be writing this to you. How often do we shut down our dreams and our ambitions before we even get a chance to try them? My […]
“Welcome Home,” Pradeep said, as we held downdog. What was he talking about? Where was home? How could this be home if we were thousands of miles away from where we live? I wonder what the monthly rent for a jungle bungalow would be? I have never been to Xinalani; I have never done yoga […]
Sit Still and Be Quiet!
I often equated sitting still and being quiet with a negative connotation. I remember as a child that being told to sit still and be quiet was my punishment for misbehaving. For those of you that know me well, or even just a little, know that this was probably pure torture because I still struggle […]
Where Do You Need To Be?
For me, water soothes, calms and energizes me. When near the water, I feel invigorated, yet peaceful enough to sit in stillness for hours. My mind seems clear and my heart feels fulfilled. I feel at home. For you, water may initiate fear and anxiety. Sitting near water may be the last place you would […]