Yesterday was nineteen years since my dad died. He died before we ever really got a chance to talk about politics, so I don't know what he would think about our current political climate. He died right around the time in my life when most kids start to go through the process of realizing their … Continue reading Nineteen
If you want to make a difference If you want to feel different If you want to be the best If you want to get better If you want to grow If you want Do the work. What does the work look like? Depends on the person and the want. Practice yoga Practice cooking Practice … Continue reading Just do the work
Mother female parent a woman in authority an old or elderly woman source, origin tenderness or affection the extreme or ultimate example of something's kind (from various internet references) This is always such a funny holiday. Some people love it and are extremely happy. Some people miss their moms and have broken hearts. Some people … Continue reading Mother’s Day, 2018
The truth isn't always hard. For me, today it will be. (read: vulnerability alert) I have cystic acne. It feels like I always have and, so far, it seems like I always will. I try to hide it as best as humanly possible with concealer and makeup that I'm not skilled at applying. When I … Continue reading Truthful Tuesday
We are still in the fist part of the year. That's not a typo. I meant, "fist," not, "first." We are assaulted by the new year and with all its expectations, resolutions, and wintery mixes. Then we navigate the hypermanic and bipolar episodes of weather (sunny and 50 one day followed by a rainy 38) … Continue reading Self Care?
As usual, it likely depends. In the past few years, I found that I'm often worried if people are mad at me. I worry and worry and worry about it. Until the next time I see the person and they don't seem mad (or they are acting like they aren't mad) and then all that … Continue reading Are you mad at me? Should it matter to me?
It's really easy to tell myself to learn from my mistakes. But then I actually have to go and do it. I have to remember that everything from last year did not serve me or others well (somethings did, so I'll keep those). Everything from last year did not raise the vibration of myself... or my community. … Continue reading Remember
After Apple-Picking Robert Frost My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The … Continue reading A Poem
Today, I am thankful for these words presented by a lovely mentor Your new life will cost you your old life. Having these words and understanding that every single moment or every single day is another chance for a new life helps maintain perspective. What would it mean if you took the next minute to … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 29
Today I am thankful for solitude and the blank, unmarred, void it creates - into which one can throw the whole world. Peace. Insight. Non-judgment. Wholeness. What is solitude for you?
LAST NIGHT I SAW A VOLCANO! I saw this volcano under the full moon... With a Native Hawaiian gentleman chanting to Pele... With two of the most lovely humans on the face of the planet... IT WAS AMAZING! This morning's meditation, pranayama, and movement were delightful. Tomorrow marks the half way point of the course … Continue reading 8.7.17 and 8.8.17 Hawaii Day 15 and 16
Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome offers for suggestion number sixty-two: Give the world a reason to dance. (It's everybody's duty to do that.) It's Friday You're alive You can see You can read You have access to the internet You have people (including me) sending you light and love and joy You are fully complete … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 62
When you lose all sense of self The bonds of a thousand chains shall vanish Lose yourself completely Return to the root of the root of your own soul Rumi Today, I had the most delightful yin yoga class at a studio called Yogavibez in Edgewater, MD. It was a rainy and overcast day but … Continue reading Scent is… senses
No matter how much clarity we think we have about a situation, we always have a lens through which we see the world. I find myself so often trying to completely remove the lenses, pretend they don't exist, change them, or get other people to believe my lenses don't exist. I spent a disproportionate amount of … Continue reading Intention: Remove the Lens
Tomorrow is the first day of a BRAND NEW WEEK! Do you know what that means? It is an opportunity to decide how you want the rest of the week to go. Sure, you can't control the traffic, the coworkers, the clients, the patients or patience, the agents or accountants, the students or the studies. … Continue reading Sunday night
On the fourth day of the new year... it was another first day. Today was the first Wednesday of 2017. We're about half way through the FIRST week of the new year. I've talked with several people who already feel the "new" of the new year wearing off. That may be, but I think there's … Continue reading On the fourth day of…
And on the third day, we had another first day. Many people started their work week today. Did you? Some started new workout plans, new diets, new routines, new schedules, etc. Did you start something today? If so, it's the perfect day to start. Every day is a new first day. Today was the day … Continue reading And on the third day…
Today is the first day. What does it start? The year? The year 2017. The journey you've been waiting your whole life to begin? Why are you still waiting? The process to go back to school? The planning of the life you've always wanted to live? LIVING the life you've always wanted to live? Do … Continue reading The first day…
Today, I'm just thankful for this beautiful season of change. Just. Why just? What makes me, and perhaps us, reduce, minimize, or simplify with, "just?" How can I take it out? Today, I'm entirely, whole-heartedly, joyously, and excitedly thankful for this amazingly vibrant luscious and forgiving season. Photo: pajerunner
Today I am thankful for inspiration. What inspires you? What does it inspire you to do? To be? To make? To change? Why? How does this action make you different? How does it make other's different? How can you make this inspiration last longer? What will inspire you next? How can you inspire others? Do … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 11.4.16