I love baking holiday cookies and cakes. I love the different butter cookies with sugar crystals on top, and then my warm, chocolatey chocolate chip cookies. However, this essence of *almost enough but not quite enough to make it a super fulfilling bite means I reach for one more, and another, and I think you get the picture. That idea that I will be satisfied with one more bite is already in the next bite of that other cookie. So I am already thinking about the next cookie a
This morning I was leaving a yoga studio I work at in Morristown and decided to grab a latte. I parked over by the green picked it up and as I ran back to my car, I noticed a homeless man gazing over at me. As I sat in my car taking a moment to turn on music; I looked over and there he was still looking. There was so much sadness and an emptiness that struck me. I started to feel like why do I have this coffee and he doesn’t. I’m sitting in a warm car with heat and he is not.
If we can all fast forward through time and see ourselves as older, maybe in a nursing home, lacking mobility, I highly doubt any of us would look back and say we wished we worked harder or spent more time shopping or going on social media! The stronger possibility is that we wish that we woke up sooner to our one precious, beautiful, and crazy messy life and maybe do things a little different to take that leap to live more courageously as ourselves! What if I told you the ti
Do we hold on at the edge or let go and dive into it? What do you notice about your triggers or conditioned responses at your personal edge on or off the mat? Discover equanimity this fall by using practices of mindfulness meditation and yin simply by being with yourself in stillness. Discover what IS actually happening inside of you to show up as your most aligned self in this one precious moment and life. Many of my recent posts have been about this deep transformational pr
“Most new discoveries are suddenly-seen things that were always there.” - Susanne K Langer Excavation. According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, it means; “the action of excavating something, especially an archaeological site.” Archaeologists dig for physical and documentary evidence. Your topography will be a visual depiction of who you are today but much digging through documentary files must be done to touch the innermost layers to reach the real essence of who you
"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” -Simone Weil; Gravity and Grace As the holidays are rapidly approaching, can we slow down enough to embody true presence for ourselves and others? The days quickly pass as the holiday planning begins and we deck the halls and get ready for yet another year. Without finding a pause in our lives or time to rest, the present moment and the direct experience of our lives seem almost ungraspable or blurry. I often have felt
We are born and we make these decisions along the way, along our roads called life. Some decisions feel great, and some...not so much, because I’d like to think of them as an “fgo” or a fucking growth opportunity. Sometimes we may get a sense for a path that is long and straight, and then something comes up that literally jostles us. It’s as if we hit a huge bump or get whacked by a gigantic, sharp branch. This is where we need to draw the machete out and cut down those bram