In one of my earliest memories I am sitting alone on my parents’ living room floor, the gray, wall-to-wall rug is flattened beneath my tiny legs, the TV is playing a show which I do not remember. Sitting there, I…
Things Will Get Better
March 17, 2014: I pushed myself into a belly-on-the-wall handstand despite the fear screaming through my body. I wanted to prove something to myself and I thought pushing past doubt in a yoga pose would help me to do the…
Learning to Listen
December 2007. I woke up and heard the sound of ringing in my ears, the kind that comes from having been at a concert or spending the night in a bar with the music blaring beyond loud.
Love, Religion, and the Mountain of Despair
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
The Importance of Daily Practice
A year ago today I woke just as I would have for work, put on my skirt suit normally reserved for job interviews, and walked briskly toward the train station, my fists clenched to protect my hands from the cold…
The Power of Mantra
Believe it or not, the mala beads that grace yogis’ wrists and necks on magazine covers and on fashionable practitioners are more than just decoration, well, at least they are for some.
Going Away and Going Within: How three popular retreat centers in the US size-up
Whether you’re feeling over-worked and over-stressed and need to check out for a few days or weeks, new to solo-travel and are looking for a place to join a group, ready to learn more about yourself, or just interested…
Facing My Fears
I had been facing my fears for months. 2013 became a year of firsts for me as I finalized my divorce from the man I had devoted the past ten years of my life to and began to figure out exactly who I was without him.