Let your head go

Let your head go

That’s what the yoga instructor said. “Let your head go.” I’m pretty sure she was talking about physically releasing the muscles in our necks, thinking about relaxing and not holding our heads up, as we eased into humble warrior pose. Needless to say, I heard a bunch...
Let go and let god

Let go and let god

There really isn’t much more to say after that. I learned “let go and let god” years ago, when I first crawled into Al-Anon. It was one of the many sayings and practices that saved my soul and helped me begin to piece my life back together. It’s at least as essential...
Danny made me cry again

Danny made me cry again

I called my father, Danny, last week to wish him happy birthday. He made me cry. He was pleasant and somewhat engaging on the phone. Often he’s abrupt and clearly has no interest in speaking with me. I get that. It sucks, but I get it. His life is awful, and he’s...
Be okay with exactly where you are

Be okay with exactly where you are

Okay, so maybe I’m just repeating the wisdom my yoga instructors share in our classes, but I figure if they touch, inspire, and help me, they might be useful to others as well. So here we go…. “Be okay with exactly where you are.” Now, clearly, the instructor was...
Whatever you do is enough

Whatever you do is enough

Again our yoga instructor offered this to us during our practice. Again it resonated. As someone who has, and can, get stuck with “I’m not enough.” As someone who has worked at replacing that self-defeating (and lambasting) mantra with a full-blown recognition of my...