In My Body

Connecting more with my body is a skill I am practicing. To experience my visceral self more often is my goal. I spent the majority of my life living in my head, swamped in my own thoughts, and troubled by fears or false beliefs. As I reflected on this practice, I noticed how extreme sports …

Presence

This word gets tossed around quite a bit in the self-improvement world. It's also creeped its way into hipster crowds, as Pinterest fanatics post numerous quotes like, 'Live in the Now,' or 'Just Be.' Are we skimming the surface here? Is this topic being breezed over in an attempt to feel more connected with others? …

Alone

Alone I arrived in Paris, without language or transportation, and found my way to the hotel room. Alone I taught my first lesson to my first class of students, afraid and unprepared. Alone I cared for two extremely sick teens and got them to the Galapagos in time to see the tortoises. Without you there …

To Walk in the Rain (Slice of Life: Day 30)

At school, I walked along the covered hallway and watched the dripping clouds. I hesitated for a moment on where to go next...Into the rain or up the stairs through the next covered hall? Against my usual flavor, I walked intentionally into the rain. It fell lightly on my pants, my sleeves, and my hair. …

Goddess Garden (Slice of Life: Day 8)

In my heart a garden grows wild, beautiful, and free The richness feeds my spirit Where I'm allowed to be me I step inside, barefoot and awakened On the outer edges, dense clumps abound Strong, thick irises have been there a lifetime Their roots dig deep, wrapping back and around Alongside them are soft, round …