If you, like me, are bent towards anxiety as a way of coping with things and people and stress and situations and places and have, at some point, gotten to a place where anxiety has begun to take over, you have perhaps come to your knees in frustration and yelled in your head...Read More
So *many* times when anxiety’s shown up in my life, I’ve had thoughts like, “my life would be so much easier without this,” or “if only I weren’t anxious, I would seriously have the best time of it,” or “the reason I can’t do XYZ is because I’m so anxious.” Which could lead one...Read More
I’ve searched for an answer to this question for years: What is anxiety? I tend to feel as if I have a handle on things if I understand them, so this question circles around in my mind often. Per usual, I started by looking up the definition. The dictionary defines anxiety as...Read More
Aside from my family and friends, yoga and reading are the most favorite, best-loved, dearest things in my life. And ha, sometimes yoga and reading nudge the people out of first place. #justbeinghonest...Read More
I am a chronic hurrier. It is my default modus operandi in life, with my kids, through books, around struggles, over details, onto the next thing, always go go go.
Sure, stuff gets done. But I am the first to admit: hurrying isn’t my best personality trait...Read More
I was listening to a podcast the other day and they were interviewing Rob Bell (check him out, this guy is the real deal whether you’re into religion or not…plus he’s got a new book out that sounds basically incredible). I don’t even remember what they were talking about when he said 11...Read More
I can’t think of a time when I have ever, on my own timeline, successfully and fully let go of something. Anything. And I’ve arrived at this: are you and I really the ones in charge of the letting go? Maybe it’s more like being in communion with these things that you want...Read More
This is the first week of the 8-week I Quit Sugar Program that the amazing Sarah Wilson and her team created. The past few days have been busy with preparation: stocking up, getting rid, and generally getting my mind on-board with yet another seemingly crazy food plan and...Read More
I'm on a seemingly never-ending quest to get to know, better understand, and improve myself, and to that end, I've put myself through a variety of programs, read books on a range of subjects, and taken a motley of classes. One thing keeps coming up, no matter how disparate the...Read More
We live in a *power* time. There's a lot of encouragement and momentum *forward*. Better. More. Bigger. Another. New. Different. Change...
When you talk with children, it's tempting to ask them what they want to be when they grow up:Read More
The search for stuff *out there* is relentless. You read to find answers, ask your friends for their opinions, take classes to learn more, research online, call in a professional. You look far and wide. Most opportunities for change and growth, after all, begin with an external...Read More
...it's what you *don't* do.
Think of all the diets out there that start "tomorrow", the friends that will be called "next week", the vacations/businesses/inventions that will be embarked upon "someday". Sister worlds and...Read More
In Judith Lasater's book Living Your Yoga, she tells a story about a villager living in a small house with his wife, mother-in-law, six children, a cow, and some chickens. Things were a little snug and the villager was losing his mind with all of the chaos and noise. So he went to the village rabbi toRead More