Meditate!

For years upon years I have been running on fumes, in survival mode, barely dragging my ass out of bed in the morning, feeling completely unresourced and definitely not ready for the day ahead….much less any inspiration for anything other than just getting through the day. I was tired, exhausted to the bone, and honestly […]

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then there came the day….

and then there came the day when i stopped trying to get rid of myself and started truly embracing myself — warts and all…stopped exercising incessantly…stopped sticking those headphones in and forcing the repetitive motion of my legs on an elliptical….stopped telling myself stories of ‘needing to’ and started checking in about what i really […]

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Body Image and Embodying Myself.

I grew up dancing from a very young age.  I was in recitals and competitions; dressed in tight leotards and tutus performing in front of people.  I was aware of my body.   I was especially aware of my body in relation to others.  I can remember in 3rd grade being weighed by the teacher […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love with Your Baby

My baby is now 7.   A budding young man decked always in various sports wear, all about his independence, and certainly not interested in hanging with his mommy. In fact, last night I had to set a timer around how much time he “had” to spend with me and then he could go upstairs and […]

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Yoga.

Yoga, for me, is not about moving my body so that I look a certain way, land in a perfect shape, or attain a certain level of fitness. It is a practice of acceptance, compassion, and awakening. It is a space where I can be in any state – a place for me to soften […]

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Another One Bites the Dust….

Here I sit the day after….the day after a scenario that is all too familiar to me during these past many years post divorce. The day after…you know, the talk. That talk that goes something to the effect of “I am just not ready. It’s not you, it’s me. I just am not in the […]

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On Self-Love from 10/21/13

Over the past few days I have seen many, many blog posts and emails composed from a wide variety of sources, about self-love and how crucial it is to really living life with eyes wide open and heart soft and receptive.  I have also had conversations with friends all around me about this radical, yet […]

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Depressed or ????

I have been feeling flat the past few weeks. Without much emotion and definitely lacking in energy. I could say that I feel depressed but I know that there is such a negative connotation associated with that word so I hesitate. Especially with my past life experiences and history of being clinically depressed and medicated […]

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