All smiles

Yesterday at the end of Yoga class, the teacher, who I had not met previously, came up to ask me my name. “You smiled through the entire class,” she said. I’m often told this. I don’t do it on purpose and I don’t know I’m doing it. I just love Yoga so much that when… Continue reading All smiles

She Let Go

by John Siddique She let goWithout a thought or a wordShe let goShe let go of the fearShe let go of the judgementsShe let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her headShe let go of the committee of indecision within herShe let go of all the right reasonsWholly and completely without hesitation or… Continue reading She Let Go

Friends as medicine

My dear cousin Kate is a lifelong intimate bestie. The sister I always longed for (I have two brothers). Medicine for me when I need restoration. A friend like no other. Visiting her over the weekend was a salve for my soul. It had been a hard week. My husband was away and my anxiety… Continue reading Friends as medicine

Creating space

Yoga helps us create space. Meditation helps us create space. Our information overload always on world creates a need for space and a reprieve from the noise and mental clutter. As a person with an overactive thinking mind and lots of unresolved anxiety and trauma, I occasionally become overwhelmed by it all. Today I had… Continue reading Creating space

Tough one

Some days we struggle. Today was one such day. I got up before 4 am. I couldn’t sleep because I didn’t have a lesson plan. English 101 requires me to brush up on the rules of grammar and citation I have long since discarded. And even so, a lot of the knowledge requires building blocks… Continue reading Tough one

Good one Eckhart Tolle has helped me a great deal over the course of my life. He understands and clearly articulates the pain and misery caused by the unconscious chattering mind, and how it keeps people stuck. The Power of Now was published the year I graduated from college and a friend introduced me to it… Continue reading Good one


Went to Yoga and was the only one there for the 8 am class. Nowhere to hide from the teacher, the poses or myself. A couple of times I found myself panicking over the discomfort. But I survived. It’s like life. There are times when things get really funky and uncomfortable, but they pass. Today,… Continue reading Sunday


today healing looks like taking action on my long term goals. i left a toxic work situation at the end of 2018 and spent 2019, 2020 and 2021 working to find myself, reorient, listen and figure out what i wanted to do with my life. it was a foreign concept – i was used to… Continue reading eccomi

Today healing looks like…

coming home after a long day of working and Momming and – instead of going for the salty snacks and glass of red wine I crave in times of exhaustion and stress – heading to my Zen Den to stretch, journal, meditate, and post here. Of course, instead of celebrating this small victory, the alter… Continue reading Today healing looks like…