Published on 2012-12-28 16:42:10
A Revolution in Resolutions: 6 Steps to Calling Your Deepest Desires into Your Life.
Published on 2012-11-15 10:46:28
My grandmother, Clara, wanted to travel, sing on stage, and live in a big city.
Published on 2012-04-23 12:30:50
It seems that everyone is obsessed with Pintrist. I admit it, I have been drawn in along with the masses.
Published on 2012-02-16 09:37:45
I struggled with the key. The lock was jammed again. I checked that I had the right one, but it was hard to see. The super still had not fixed the light on the stoop. I dropped my bag, sighed, and used two hands to jimmy the lock. CLICK.
I looked over my shoulder to make sure no one was behind me. It was my first year in New York City and I was troubled by the thought that I would end up a tragic statistic. I positioned my bag over my shoulder and readied myself for the six-floor walk up.
Published on 2012-01-10 12:29:57
Days 6-12 of The 24 Things Mid-Winter Toss.
My mantra for 2012 is: “One is plenty.” The bath salts and soaks in the cabinet, vitamins, and shoes are all getting used up before I buy another. If items of clothing are not worn for a season, they are given away at the end of that season, with just a few exceptions.
In spite of this, my closet is a mess again. How does it keep happening? I didn’t purchase a lot of clothing in 2011; a pair of jeans and a couple of sweaters. Yes, on [..]
Published on 2012-01-01 05:42:20
The 24 Things Mid-Winters Toss. Day One: January 1st
The empty boxes are on the curb for recycling. The vacuum cylinder is coated with sparkles and stray pine needles are strewed about the house. The holiday commotion has settled and it’s the perfect time to appreciate all we have, let go of what weighs us down, and make space for new dreams.
Toss your New Year’s Resolution for 2012. Instead, try a Sankalpa. A Sankalpa is a simple but specific intention; a spiritual res [..]
Published on 2011-11-05 18:16:40
“The king's name is Gukubita. It means ‘beat’. But don't worry, he beats his chest not his visitors." Our guide Eugene winks, adjusts the automatic rifle on his shoulder, and turns toward the jungle.
We walk up the base of the Sambinyo Volcano to track Gukubita and his family of mountain gorillas.
Rwanda’s volcano region is called the Virunga Mountains and is the place Dian Fossey founded the Karasoke Research Center in 1967 to study and protect the gorillas.
Karasoke pro [..]
Published on 2011-10-23 12:26:00
I don’t like being upside down and backwards. This makes handstand a challenge for me. I don’t trust that my fellow students can hold me steady, while I substitute my hands for feet. It’s a reflection of my own limited thinking, not an accurate assessment of their competence.
Still, I try. I go to class and take it step by step. First, I achieved headstand, which I couldn’t do a year ago. It’s a stepping-stone to the goal of handstand.
I have found that the key to [..]
Published on 2011-09-26 09:30:25
The 24 Things Clearing Challenge . Create your inspired future.
Join us on Saturday October 1, 2011 for the second installment of 24 Things. You don’t even have to leave home.
Letting go can be a challenge. We sometimes feel that we are defined by our possessions or are the sum of our experiences.
When you let go and create freedom, whether it be in the home, mind or body, you create a sacred space. Here you can develop the faith that you will be provided for and cherished without the aid [..]
Published on 2011-06-11 19:43:35
I’m a normal American Mom. I drop my son at school, hurry to yoga class, swap kids stories with the bank teller, and destroy the Earth.
I wait in the school pick up line with the A/C running. I rest my head and close my eyes and an image comes
Published on 2011-04-25 13:25:33
The past 24 days were surprisingly easy. The more I let go of, the more I desired to let go.
I called my husband in to look at my newly organized, closet and he said "I came in here the other day and was shocked at the mess. I wanted to have a
Published on 2011-03-28 15:47:37
Join me this Friday April 1st for 24 Things
Let go of one thing each day for 24 days and join the group here at Chakras Yoga to discuss your ideas, feelings and discoveries.
Make sacred space in your home, heart and mind and create a place for your d
Published on 2011-03-26 12:38:43
Princess Of Garbage Day got a lot of comments from people. Mostly private emails about letting go of things and making space for change and new experiences in life.
I want to try an experiment.. Get rid of ONE thing every day From April 1st until Eas
Published on 2011-03-17 09:25:00
I am cleaning out my basement. I clutch my box of Hefty Unltra-flex Garbage Bags, inhale the musty aroma and repeat the mantra – it’s good to let go.
Feng Shui says, what we amass reveals something about our inner health; old letters and
Published on 2011-01-28 09:30:08
Clara walked onto the stage and took the microphone in hand. She glanced at her first grade teacher in the wings. The mike clunked, and scratched as it brushed up against her purple, pleated skirt.
"Smile" chirped her teacher and gestur
Published on 2011-01-12 09:19:17
I lie in my driveway and wave my arms and legs. Harry my 11 month old boarder collie jumps on top of me, mouth open, tongue hanging out, smiling. He steals my hat and runs. I give up my snow angel and try to get it back.
Published on 2010-12-16 14:37:11
My five year old was disappointed. He sat on the small elf chair at the Christmas worktable. “Mine’s not good at all. See? All the colors are mixed up.”
“It’s beautiful, pal.” I held the clear, plasti
Published on 2010-10-13 15:08:20
I wrote this in response to the endless loop of bullying and suicide stories in the news. I am proud to be a part of the Elephant Journal.
READ LETTER FROM A BULLY
Published on 2010-09-29 12:42:10
"I hate this shirt.” My son takes the grey polo shirt, rolls it up in a ball and drops it.
"What do you mean you hate it? It’s a perfectly nice shirt. I just bought it for school. Please put it on and don't say hate."
Published on 2010-09-11 13:15:57
I am crying upside down. Tears collect over my lashes then spill along my forehead. I stick my tongue out to catch one. It’s force of habit.
It’s been a difficult couple of days. First, we lost the family dog to illness.
Published on 2010-08-04 10:06:38
“Hey Mama, look! That roller coaster is running after us!”
I lift my head off the black leather headrest and open my eyes. He is talking about the Tobin Bridge in the distance. We are in the carpool lane headed to South