Leap to freedom

Leap to freedom

This powerful poem by ansel elkins was pasted in my Facebook group for Moonie Second Gens. It floored me. I don’t know if it resounds as deeply and mind-shatteringly for people who weren’t raised with strict, confining religious teachings – and specifically strict and...
Notice the tension and tightness – and let it all go

Notice the tension and tightness – and let it all go

I am playing with awareness. They say, “awareness is the first step.” I’m noticing when I feel tense or tight. And I’m (doing my best to) breathe it all away. Then I’m noticing it again and (doing my best to) breathe it all away again. It’s an on-and-on process for...
Take a self-care act of political warfare

Take a self-care act of political warfare

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde Often when I tell people they need to take care of themselves – to up the self-care; to do what brings them joy and ease; to put themselves first,...
Be. Right Here. Right Now.

Be. Right Here. Right Now.

Again, it was a yoga practice. Thank the universe for my yoga practice. It always brings me home to me. I don’t remember what the instructor said (over Zoom – thank the universe for Zoom!), but what I heard was Be. Right Here. Right Now. I so need to remember that....
(How) Are you taking care of yourself?

(How) Are you taking care of yourself?

Nearly every conversation I’m having with clients right now includes at least a few minutes about how they are (or are not) taking care of themselves. The conversation usually starts with my pointing out what is, to me, the obvious… “You know, it’s really hard right...