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...
Suffering is optional

Suffering is optional

Once again, I heard this in yoga class…but it’s so so so true. So easy to forget, but so so so true. Pain happens. Sometimes pain really, really happens. But how much I suffer with it is at least somewhat in my control…and therefore optional. I know my yoga instructor...
Sitting with the messiness

Sitting with the messiness

I was on the phone with a client the other day, reminding them that being human and messy is normal and good. It’s still something I’m learning, day by day, and it’s also something I can teach and share. I feel particularly messy right now, and I’m sitting with it and...
If you’re struggling, you’ve gone too far

If you’re struggling, you’ve gone too far

I am back at my yoga practice! First time since New Year’s – my last surgery. In fact, I am back at the studio! First time since…well since before it all began. Since April, 2022. There are no words for how amazing it feels. How grounding. How healing. How grieving....
The cancer is both very real and very surreal right now

The cancer is both very real and very surreal right now

Last week was my full-out “cancerversary.” It’s been a year since my “everything-ectomy” and the diagnosis. A year since I first heard someone say to me, “As someone who has cancer…” (The attending doctor was explaining that, as someone who had cancer and some other...