I am love

I am love

For quite some time now, my mantra has been “I choose love.” When I am afraid, I remind myself “I choose love.” It soothes me. When I’m trying too hard or pushing too much, “I choose love,” calms me down and eases me. When I am frustrated, or frustrating, “I choose...
I want to remember this moment forever

I want to remember this moment forever

I want to memorize this feeling, even as I allow it to flow through me, and I stay present in the next moment. And the next. I want to carve it on my heart and mind, so that I can pull it up when I want (or need) it most. I’m sitting here with both my kids. Enjoying...
I love you most

I love you most

That’s what I say to both my kids, “I love you most.” My youngest will sometimes ask, “Does that mean you love me more?” I always answer, “No. It means I love you most. I love you both most.” As I’ve probably written before, I was, in at least some ways, afraid to...
Be here with love

Be here with love

As we start each yoga practice, the instructor suggests we set an intention for our practice and for our day. I wait to see what comes to me, what moves me at the moment. My intention is often “ease” or “joy” or “peace.” They all make sense. They all capture the ways...
Stop talking so you (I) can listen

Stop talking so you (I) can listen

I think many, if not all, of us have a propensity to need to explain ourselves. I know I do. I have a quest to be heard. To be understood. To be gotten. And this can cause me to talk and talk and talk. To make sure you grasp my situation and my feelings. That you see...