Dear Transformers, You may have noticed that I all but disappeared over the last two weeks. In the past I would have been so sorry and felt compelled to come up with tons of excuses but for once in my life I am going to refrain from apologizing for needing a mental and emotional timeout.
You see, about two weeks ago my littlest one suffered a febrile seizure due to a spiked temperature. It scared THE SHIT out of my little family. I'll spare you the finer details but suffice
I am having one of those mornings where I just want to crawl up under the covers with my four year old's guitar [read: ukele] and strum out Tracy Chapman tunes in homage to a time in my life when my biggest problem was turtleneck or sweater dress. Why? Because there still exists this deeply ingrained notion in me that I must have, or at least appear to have, everything together - perfect home, perfect job, perfect kids, perfect husband... The result of this fruitless pursuit
Do you ever wonder whose life you are living? You take a step back and wonder, "how the hell did I get here"?!
I found myself watching some particularly trashy television last week, some show that works it's way through the UK discovering 'embarrassing bodies.' In this episode alone I was exposed, over dinner, to delights such as anal warts, large vaginas, KK breasts, and other seemingly mythical exhibits. In watching I was struck by two things,
1) Do not watch this show
A few years ago my finances were a shambles. Whenever 'Dr. Science' broached the subject of finances my mind used to immediately go fuzzy and I'd start hearing that teacher voice from Charlie Brown cartoons, "wha, wha, wha wha wha, wha".
It was always like that for me. No matter how much I made I'd always come up short at the end of the month. When I finally sat down and ran the numbers, something I dreaded, I was confronted with my wayward spending habits - turns out a ran
Do you ever wonder what is the point of exercise??? Like really, what's the freakin' point?!!!
Personally, I do not exercise, and I do not teach exercise classes. What I do, and what I encourage all of my students to do is to explore movement. The exploration of movement has proven to be a very effective way to reconnect the soma (body) to the other parts of the self. The physical practice also emulates the mental and spiritual work that is required to move ourselves forwar
Four little words. So damn powerful. I am not OK. There are things in my past. Things I brushed under the table. I am not OK. I was afraid to feel them fully. I was raised to get over things. STOP BEING SO DRAMATIC. I am not OK. They hurt you. Yes. I am not okay. You've got to get on with living. Okay, but it's okay. I am not okay. (This is was inspired by one of my soul-sisters. She gave me the greatest gift in the world. She gave me the gift of being able to say that there
Have you ever noticed that change is exhausting. In my experience, personal growth is freaking exhausting. It is always easier to be ZEN or enlightened on some beach in the Pacific or a small temple on the side of the mountain. But doing the daily practice of challenging and breaking through limiting beliefs, building and sustaining your foundation for success, and manifesting your greatest dreams WHILE living day-to-day in the world requires a sort of resolve and inner stren
STOP PUTTING YOURSELF DOWN! Why do you do it? Seriously, why? Ask yourself... Is it because one, or both, of your parents used to do it? Is it because your significant other does it? Is it because every time you start to feel a little smart, confident, or strong, you feel the need to cut yourself down before other people do it? WHY, Dear One!? It stops NOW! Women have been taught to down play their abilities, strength, courage, etcetera, for hundreds of years all in an attemp
So what... That's it??? You have just given up on all your dreams, all the things you have always wanted from this life?!?! Why? Because you are too old? Because you are too poor? Because you aren't smart enough? Because you are scared? Let me tell you something... Some days I think all these thoughts (and more) before I've even had breakfast. But then I remind myself that they are just thoughts. They are not rooted in actual truth. You know how I know that? Because I have se