Breathe in joy and magnificence

Breathe in joy and magnificence

Last Friday was my birthday. I was alone much of the day, in quiet and contemplation and self-love and care, which was glorious. I was with life-long friends and dear family, in celebration and deep conversation, which was spectacular. I was surrounded and lovingly...
The lie of vulnerability

The lie of vulnerability

This is what keeps catching me up right now. The lie – my lie – of vulnerability. Don’t get me wrong. I know I’m healing my body from cancer and moving through chemo (round three of six this week). I know I obviously have been vulnerable to this challenge and that I’m...
One sentence to set you free from fear

One sentence to set you free from fear

I am thrilled to offer a post from a dear friend and fellow “recovery warrior” (and an amazing coach, if you’re looking for one!) Caroline Garnet McGraw – who offered to write a post for me so that I could lie on my side porch doing nothing,...
Surrender (even) more fully

Surrender (even) more fully

(This is what I need to hear and remember, so I’m reposting this for me.) Back when I was physically in the yoga studio again, the instructor offered this. Well, she actually offered, “Surrender more fully,” but I added the even. Because it’s what I needed to...
How do you learn to love yourself?

How do you learn to love yourself?

Someone I love very much asked me this recently. It’s a damn good question. I know I’ve struggled over the years with a lack of self-love. And self-care. And I know that I’ve worked hard to change that. I also know that, or at least think that, perhaps everyone...