How to Make Your Self-Acceptance Practice Tangible Through Yoga

January 31, 2017
Today I am so excited to share the wise words of Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga  Okay, so it might just be me, but do you ever read something about self-acceptance, or hear about someone else practicing it, and think -- how on earth do they make that happen I used to think that constantly, and I honestly still think it fairly often Too often conversations about body- and self-acceptance can get caught up in the realm of the ... keep reading

You Are The One

August 29, 2016
I am only one, But still I am one I cannot do everything, But still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do {Edwin Osgood Grover} You are only one, but you are an important one You are the leader of your life, the culmination of all of your parts You are better equipped, in this moment, to take action on your behalf than you ever have been before In this moment, you ... keep reading

Being Too Precious About The Process

August 22, 2016
There is a frantic energy of preciousnes to hovering around your life, picking at yourself as you tell yourself to stand up straight or reprimanding yourself for saying the wrong thing The buzzing around your own shoulders as you become the helicopter mother to your own life, wiping schmutz off your face with your spit and making sure that each! decision! is! the! right! one! (And yes, all of those exclamation points are necesary, because ... keep reading

My Faith is a Messy Process

August 15, 2016
Why had no one told me that my body would become a battlefield, a sacrifice, a test Why did I not know that birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers {Anita Diamant, The Red Tent} When we plant the seeds of creation, we dig holes deep enough that the tender seeds are protected from the elements We dig our fingers into the wet soil, pushing it layers beneath the earth Two inches, three inches We smooth over the ... keep reading

You are Imperfect & Needy (And I love that About You)

August 08, 2016
I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom {Clarisa Pinkola Estés} In your quietest moments, you might worry What if I am too needy What if I'm not enough What if they see through the cracks in my carefully curated perfection What if I can't do everything But, at ... keep reading