Don’t worry about it. You’re doing fine.

Don’t worry about it. You’re doing fine.

It was my holiday gift from my older kid. A magnificent, weighty mug with words on it. Words that my kid, along with perhaps many other people, thought I needed to hear and know right now. Words I think that maybe many, if not all, of us need to hear and know right...
Relax into it

Relax into it

Again, a yoga practice. Thank goodness I have my yoga practice and instructors to remind me of what I think I know but somehow always need to be reminded of. Relax into it. It’s true of my yoga practice. It’s true of my life. My general way of being? Push through...
What do I need right now?

What do I need right now?

It’s a worthwhile question to ask myself, over and over. What do I need right now? It may be a cup of tea. It may be a run. It may be a hug. It may be to write. It may be a myriad of things, but if I don’t stop and check in with myself, I won’t know what it is. If I...
We are only as sick as our secrets

We are only as sick as our secrets

When I crawled into Al-Anon over thirty years ago, grasping the refrain resounding in my head – “Tell me if he’s an alcoholic. There’s no way I would ever be with an alcoholic.” – this was one of the simple, yet powerful, slogans they offered me. “We are only as sick...
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...