Posts in Gratitude
Things I forgot in 2017

This year was full of activity, surprises, disappointments, illness, love, cookies and so much more. I caught myself yesterday saying "2017 kicked my ass..." and as I said it something didn't quite ring true. Yes, I often felt like my proverbial ass was handed to me this year. Obstacles were put in my path that I wasn't prepared to handle, I saw some relationships come and go, I felt deep darkness at times. 

Reflecting on a year is one of my favorite things to do. It gives me the opportunity to take stock of myself, my goals, and where I am spending my energy. 

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Why We Need To Let Go

This week I let go of the first house I ever purchased.  This house was purchased when I was 5 months pregnant with my son - in prime "nesting" season.  With a few brave friends, I painted the entire house in bright cheery colors.  I didn't really pay attention to the trim (or being accurate for that matter). I brought my new baby home to this house. I laughed hard in this house. I cried hard in this house. I grieved here. I celebrated here. After 7 years, it was time to let it go.

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My Mom

Mother's Day is on Sunday. I've always been close to my Mom.  Sometimes painfully too close. She's been my best friend, my confidant, the person who really knows all my shit and still loves me.  I know that I take her for granted, because just knowing that she is around, out there in the world, doing her thing, brings me peace.  She's a remarkable woman who I've looked up to since I was wee.

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A Dream Realized

Two years ago, I created a vision board and taped a picture of Costa Rica right in the middle of it.

I had a dream of leading a retreat in Costa Rica. Why this location? I have no idea, it just seemed exotic and beautiful. I wanted to lead a group of yogis on a dream vacation that included yoga, meditation, insight and action but I had no idea how to do it.

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