Give up trying to control anything

Give up trying to control anything

I’m in the midst of my month of readings, interviews, and presentations. I’m out here for a reason, doing my best to spread of a message of hope and love (and a message that extremist groups exist and are outrageously intoxicating and dangerous – best drug you’ll ever...
Embrace the wobble (and take care of yourself)

Embrace the wobble (and take care of yourself)

Again yoga. Again a learning. #Idon’tgojustforthephysical We were moving through a series of balance poses, while supposedly standing only on one leg and not putting the other leg down during transitions. Or during the poses. And supposedly not falling down during the...
I love you (your name here).  You’re beautiful.

I love you (your name here). You’re beautiful.

I was on my mat this morning, in a yoga class, moving through the poses and focusing on my breath. I was also aware – quite aware – of the anxiety coursing through me. There was no particular reason for my anxiety, no particular reason for my mind and body to be on...
Be in the moment and enjoy your life

Be in the moment and enjoy your life

This was the advice someone gave me. Someone I respect – and love – a lot. It seems like good advice. Quite good advice. I can get caught in my own head. I can go down the rabbit-hole of thinking – some might say obsessing – on the things that are bothering me or the...
Acceptance is the answer to all my problems

Acceptance is the answer to all my problems

Many, many years ago, when I was at an all-time low, someone shared with me page 449 of the Alcoholics Anonymous “big book.” “Read it,” they said. “Read it and reread it and reread it and remember it.” It reads like this: “And acceptance is the answer to all my...