One breath at a time

One breath at a time

“One day at a time” may have saved my life, but there are times when “one day at a time” doesn’t really work. It’s too hard. It’s too long. Sometimes a day is too much to take in and (seems like) too much to get through. Which always brings me to “one minute at a...
The lotus blooms from the mud

The lotus blooms from the mud

I’ve heard this saying numerous times. The lotus blooms from the mud. I think many of us use this statement to help ourselves feel better about whatever mud we’re in, literally or metaphorically. In order for me to bloom in all my beauty, maybe I need pain and...
The perfection of now

The perfection of now

I can feel myself tense. And tense some more. And tense some more. And then I remember, “Exactly where and how I am, right now, is perfect.” It’s easy for me to forget that. It’s easy for me to worry…and to not even realize I’m worrying. It’s easy for me to get caught...
(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...
I will wrap myself in love

I will wrap myself in love

Over six years ago I had a bout of insomnia that knocked me to my knees. Actually, that felled me to my face. I don’t need to go into details, but I was hurting. And I was hurting for a long time. Long story short, I’m facing some of that again. Not nearly, not ever,...
We can always begin again

We can always begin again

One of the ways I’ve been upping my self-care is through my yoga practice. More and more yoga practice. I am lucky that my yoga studio runs and posts new virtual classes every day. It is a saving grace for me. As I practiced the other day, the teacher offered this...