Category: Show up

Courage to change the things you can

Courage to change the things you can   Everything is given. Nothing is promised. A couple months ago, Yoga Teacher Judith Hanson Lasater said this during an interview with my friend Paula of Crazy Good Grief. At the time, I breezed by it as another great quote for the books. I wasn’t in the...

What you need to ask yourself when you feel stuck

What you need to ask yourself when you feel stuck   A muffled and hoarse, “Help me, help me, help me” rang over and over in my head. It was me crying out, my eyes solidly shut. I could feel Willow nested into my mid spine and an unbearable heat building with the bedsheets tucked tightly around me....

A soulful routine to illuminate your truth

A soulful routine to illuminate your truth   You’re not a fan of blindly going with the crowd. I know that because you’re a yogin or yogini. This path is one of questioning and gathering information about ourselves so we can live in a way that sets us free from the labels that don’t...

The essential yoga power you might not be using

The essential yoga power you might not be using   Do you know how powerful you are? Power to control your breath. Power to align your body for more flexibility and better health. Power to create a new experience for yourself that is not limited by what you currently think is possible. If you’re on the...

What you practice you become

What you practice you become   It’s never as easy as it seems. On a whim, I dyed the tips of my hair lavender last week. After three days, I shampooed and all the color ran out. Hairstylists know that unnatural hair colors often don’t have great staying power, but people who...

How to go beyond your fear of the unknown

How to go beyond your fear of the unknown   When dreams you’ve had for a long time finally come true… what then? So, you’ve found the guy or the gal. You’ve begun working for yourself. You got accepted into the program you applied for. Or you’ve realized your passion/purpose and...

The downside to perseverance

The downside to perseverance   Many people don’t realize that yoga is a philosophy, accompanied by a set of do’s and don’ts for how to live one’s life. Asana is part of that practice, but the first step of the eight-part philosophy set forth by sage Patanjali is the...

What happens after you climb the mountain

What happens after you climb the mountain Two years ago, my mom and I went on a yoga retreat together in Nicaragua. She went from practicing yoga a handful of times in her life, to twice a day for seven days. One day, we completed 108 consecutive sun salutations each, side-by-side, keeping count by stones and...

3 ideas to clear out heartache

3 ideas to clear out heartache   After watching Her this week, I rode in an elevator to the parking garage with a couple of fellow moviegoers. The woman’s pregnant belly protruded from her long winter coat, and they had rings on their left hands. “What did you think?” she...