Soothe myself in any way I can

Soothe myself in any way I can

I have moments of hope, of somehow knowing that we will all emerge from this – that the world will emerge from this – wholer, healthier, more connected, more aware, and more determined to right the wrongs that are prevalent in our societies right now. I love those...
Put my hand on my heart…

Put my hand on my heart…

To me at least, there has never been a time when more compassion was needed. Compassion for others and compassion for ourselves. For many, fear and anxiety are running high. For others, it’s just frustration and anger, or maybe boredom. Either way, triggers are being...
Feel good anyway

Feel good anyway

I was interviewed last week for a documentary series on cults and cultic leaders. One of the first things my interviewer asked me was if I thought recovery and healing were choices. Specifically, she asked if I thought we all had the choice to move past our trauma,...
It’s okay sweetheart

It’s okay sweetheart

As you may know, I am a huge fan of Tara Brach. And I’m blatantly stealing this blog post title from her. Because it works. When my heart is racing. When I’m tense or anxious. When it all feels like too much, I’ve learned (from Tara Brach) to put my hand on my heart...
You’re stronger than you think you are

You’re stronger than you think you are

That’s what the yoga instructor said during today’s practice. “You’re stronger than you think you are.” She was talking physically, and I don’t know that that’s necessarily true for me. I know I’m pretty damn strong. I can box squat, deadlift (from a 3” deficit), and...