I am breathing through and finding the joy

I am breathing through and finding the joy

Damn but this time of year is beautiful. The sun in the morning. The flowers blooming. The trees against the sky. The yellow birds. Yes, my yellow birds are visiting my bird feeder every day. They were coming for a while; they seemed to go away; and they’re back. Damn...
Putting your heart at ease

Putting your heart at ease

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” Imam Al-Shafi’i I came upon this quote today. It brought me peace. What a concept. That what was meant for me will never miss me and that what...
Can you greet the challenge without the struggle?

Can you greet the challenge without the struggle?

Right now is a challenge. That’s the truth. My yoga instructor didn’t know this when she shared this thought, but damn, this thought was exactly what I need. Perhaps that’s why last week’s post was about giving up the struggle as well. I am facing challenge. Even more...
I am…. At peace…

I am…. At peace…

I don’t remember where my yoga instructor heard this. I just know I needed to hear it. And hear it again. Breathe in and think, “I am…” Breathe out and think, “At peace…” I’ve been using this pretty much nonstop…well, whenever I can remember. Breathe in, “I am….”...
I am allowed to do whatever the f—k I want…

I am allowed to do whatever the f—k I want…

I noticed it a while back. “Am I allowed to do that?” I’d ask my therapist. “Am I allowed to feel that way?” “Is it okay that I want this?” I noticed it in my work with my clients as well. There I’d flip it, and tell them they were allowed to do, think, feel, try,...