I’m in a growth spurt

I’m in a growth spurt

I’m visiting my nephew. I think he’s getting longer and lankier each day I’m here. It makes me remember once reading that “growing pains” are real. Sometimes our bodies grow so quickly that it actually physically hurts. Somewhat all over, I’ve been told. And for no...
Find the ease. It’s there somewhere.

Find the ease. It’s there somewhere.

A (virtual) yoga practice. A (necessary) reminder. Find the ease. It’s there somewhere. I am, in so many ways, looking at my push and my drive and my frantic fanaticism. I know these parts of me felt essential when I was young. Perhaps they were essential. I know they...
Let life be just as it is

Let life be just as it is

I was struggling with something. It was getting to me and getting me down. Mostly it was getting me down because I thought I “should be over it” already. That others would look at me and think, as I was, “Why aren’t you over it already???” Someone I love reminded me...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND to the moon and back!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME AND to the moon and back!!!

September is a big month and this is a big week. I turn fifty-seven on Wednesday (these numbers are getting crazy weird!) and to the moon and back turns two on Friday. Wild. If you asked my young Moonie self what I’d be like and what I’d be doing at the age of...
Where I am just now is just right

Where I am just now is just right

It’s definitely been a few interesting weeks of going slower than I think I can go. Of doing less than I have to do. Of not being where and how I want to be. And it’s definitely been a few interesting weeks of letting that be okay. Letting it, in fact, be just right....
Soon the fear will go away

Soon the fear will go away

I don’t admit to anyone how often I’m wracked with fear. Don’t get me wrong. I’m fine. I’m happy. I’m safe. And I’m doing really, really well. But I still get wracked with fear. Often. I’ve learned to breathe through it. I’ve learned to call it out as false – False...