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To be able to better handle what life throws at us. To bounce back. To come back to a grounded center when life’s challenges arise. These are some of the reasons I sought out the skills, the tools and lifestyle practices of Yoga. I’ve said it before…Yoga is not something you do, it is something … More RESILIENCE.
It’s a cold clear December 31st. The Eve of 2022. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had the last week to spend several chunks of time milling around my reflections and intentions. I took a little extra time to chew on these ideas with my partner, with a dear brother as well as a trusted colleague. What has … More 2022 New Years Wishes
At the root of all human desire is the need for connection; to be seen, heard and understood by another being. To feel loved. To be an expression of Love. To connect to self and others… We are social beings. “Pack animals” wired to live in community. To feel a sense of belonging. To be … More Seen, Heard & Understood
I surfaced out of retreat this morning. INTENSE. A week of seated mindfulness meditation…(give or take 1 or 2 days of an ego tantrum). It was a humbling experience. I live alone. Close to nature. In the wilderness every day. I live in relative silence, without tv, and spend the majority of most days on my own. I have done … More Post-Retreat
Two things that signal to me my desire to connect to others. As I write there is pulled pork braising in the oven, covered and seared in homemade rub and the scent wafting through my office. I am sitting with gratitude for my circle and an overpowering need to write what is coming … More Cooking and Writing…
Exploring Freedom through the lens of a Personal Life Philosophy. This weekend I am celebrating my birthday. 43 trips around the sun. Like the transitions between seasons, or the end and beginning of the year, I give times like this special significance by using them as reflection points. I spend the morning going through my planner; each month … More What Channel do you live on?
Although this morning’s -40 temperature hardly reflects winter ending, the sun feels warm through the windows and the sunset is coming later everyday. This hibernation period has been great for reflecting, but as the days get longer I find myself planning for the next change of season. For the next 3 months I have the … More Looking forward…
This morning I was inspired by conversations I’ve been having with a colleague around intentions and how I want to show up in 2021… My intention has been the same for the last 5 years: More Freedom & Connection I want to feel Connected to myself and others, individually and universally, intimately and authentically. I want … More Cheers to the last day of 2020.
I spent the morning reviewing my post from the first of this year. Well, that was unexpected. Funny, reading all the hopes and plans for 2020 listed in January: Plans for work and pleasure…Yoga classes and school IN PERSON…travel to Italy…to the US…dinner parties…connecting with people…*sigh* I like to give a theme to the year at it’s … More “Reflections & Intentions”