I strongly encourage everyone to live a life full of music. Be it any age, in any place, music is accessible to all. It transcends class barriers and preconceived notions. It can transport you to anytime and anyplace. It can bring up episodes of nostalgia or help process big emotions and feelings. Through it, we … Continue reading Live a Life Full of Music
I recently voluntarily (those strongly encouraged) engaged in 26 hours of social silence. This meant no small talk over meals, no cracking wise-ass remarks to those around me, not complementing a passerby, or needing to filter the words I’m saying because I wasn't saying anything. This was part of the curriculum for my 200 hr … Continue reading Screaming In The Silence
It has been a month. A long month. A history-changing kind of month. A month of reassessing and reevaluating. A month of planning and re-planning. A month filled with cuddle puddles, hugs, boo-boo kisses, tears, fights. A month of deep breath and yoga and compassion.￼￼ It. Has been. A month.￼ In fact, it has been … Continue reading One. Long. Month.
In the last week of my yoga teacher training I was given the gift of Dharma. We had a whole lecture on this idea of Dharma, this belief that each person has a divine purpose on this earth. That in order to achieve ones Dharma they must be willing to listen. To pay attention to … Continue reading Doin my Dharma
So this morning, was one of those mornings. One child was screaming because the second child had touched her toy. The second child was screaming because she did not want to get dressed for the day. The third child had left his lunch box on the rock outside of the house even though it had … Continue reading Everything is OK
I spent last week at Lake Tahoe with my whole extended family preparing to spread the ashes of my grandmother. Now I know that just about everyone thinks that their own grandmother is the best grandmother, but mine totally was. She was cool, calm, collected, and not opposed to getting a little tipsy on Christmas. … Continue reading Remembering jars
Recently I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and exhaustion. A grande sweeping label trying to rationalize an array of medical health issues I have experienced over the past year and a half. Everything from drastic weight loss to reoccurring infections in my face, fingers, and toes. I have spent what little money and time I … Continue reading Meditation And Motherhood
I happen to be having a hard time right now. Have you ever had an experience that no matter what you do it's not enough. That you are not necessarily in control of your life, rather it is a series of events happening to you. That despite your commitment to growth and development, and your … Continue reading I am not OK, and that is OK.
Throughout life, there are times where we need to stop. Take stock of what is important and what really matters. It is my belief that in an ideal circumstance this can be done throughout your average day. However it is my personal experience that life can creep up unnoticed, and take space of these times. … Continue reading Starting Anew