My intention is joy

My intention is joy

I am remembering that more and more. My intention is joy. My intention is joy. It can be so easy to get caught up in all I have to do and everything that needs to happen. It can be so easy to be swept away by the (sometimes) powerful fears and “yuckies” that surge...
Life is too short to not have it be good

Life is too short to not have it be good

I do firmly believe this. Life is too short to not have it be good, and it’s up to me to make it as good as I can. I’ve had my tough moments. I’ve been through “stuff.” I’ve been through enough stuff that I could stay with that stuff forever. We all could. But that...
Lean into the suck. Embrace the s—t.

Lean into the suck. Embrace the s—t.

I live my life (mostly) trying to find my light and ease. To look for what’s working and what’s good. To bounce off of my struggles and soothe my heart. I live that way. I write about it. I teach it. Then there are times the only thing – or best thing – that has eased...
Here’s the deal. It’s a daily practice.

Here’s the deal. It’s a daily practice.

There’s a reason they (whoever “they” are) call yoga a practice. It’s not (supposed to be) a destination. It’s not (supposed to be) an end point you’re aiming for. It’s not (supposed to be) something to check off your to-do list or to “win” at. It’s a practice. Day by...
I distract myself

I distract myself

The other day a dear friend asked me what I did when I was upset at something, or someone. When my anger or sadness was taking over every minute. How did I handle it to stay calm and okay? I paused before answering. (Did I mention we were running, and I always have to...