Heartbreak

Most days in Bali, my partner Vince would go out for an afternoon walk. I knew he enjoyed the exercise, alone time, and listening to music, but it quickly became clear he was also having a love affair…

Permission slip: you are allowed to be you

I Should Feel Grateful…

In the United States, Thanksgiving is just around the chronological corner.  Those who have sat around a Thanksgiving table know that at some point, someone will clink-clink-clink a glass, look warmly around the room and ask, “Alright everyone! Shall we go around and say something we’re grateful for?” Perhaps you are that someone.  Confession time. I am … Read more

Pearls

I am going through a creative metamorphosis. I invite you to read on and decide if you want to be a part of the new direction.

There’s a Lion in the Town Square!

Once upon a time in a town far away the rulers wanted to better control their subjects. So one night, while everyone slept, they secretly unleashed a lion in the town square.

Leah in child’s pose

Relaxation is not Exhaustion

Yesterday my yoga teacher here in Bali started a restorative yoga class by saying, “Today we are going to focus on relaxation.” Then almost as an afterthought he said with a smirk, “Relaxation, by the way, is not exhaustion, it’s relaxation.”

Illustration: Person hiding in a paper bag

I am Scared

Yesterday I read an article during and after which I felt scared.  I imagine I’m not the only one who has had that experience recently, so I thought it might be helpful to share how I worked with the fear.  The first thing I did was notice. “I am scared.” To me, that simple recognition … Read more