Creepy crawly

Cute little spiders on a paper

In this season of all things spooky, it seems logical to think of fear as a choice. We can put ourselves in positions to be intentionally scared, or if we’re caught off guard, we catch our breath and laugh it off. Nothing to actually fear, right? So we push it away.

Truth is, we’re all kind of scared, though. No really, pretty much all of us, and it doesn’t have anything to do with black cats or skeletons or goblins, et. al.  Read More


Alternate route

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I didn’t used to be a very good decision maker. I spent a lot of time weighing the pros and cons of different options, and somehow would still come away seeing how they all could work. What makes this especially ironic is that my job for over a decade was largely about making decisions, and to a certain degree, it still is. I rarely had a problem with those decisions, strangely, but would still find myself stuck in other areas. Then, over time, I became more familiar with mindfulness, and started to be able to connect better to what was going on inside me. You’d think this might just create more confusion, since internally I was full of uncertainty, but actually, it showed me something pretty amazing. Read More


Eyes over here

Rumi_Your Road quote w logo

I’m a yoga teacher, and I tend to use yoga analogies both in and out of the studio space. One of my faves is to “keep your eyes on your own mat,” which could be more roughly translated to “mind your own business.” Important business it is, though, and it needs your full attention. Your path is only yours, and the choices, opportunities and mistakes of other people aren’t your concern. Even more, they’re certainly not a map for your journey.

Whether through FOMO or just pure inspiration, spending too much time worrying about whether you’re on the “right” track in comparison to someone else takes away from the depth of your own experience, on your path. You know, the one no one else gets to walk. The one that’s exactly, ideally perfect for you, and only you. Don’t miss it; the traffic should be pretty light. ;-)