I was afraid of spending time alone, in my mind, just me and my imagination. I didn't trust it. It was a relationship that needed serious repair. Like a beautiful, powerful horse that had ridden me off a cliff, we both felt skittish about being around each other again, let alone riding. All we could do is take it slow.Read More
Our regular chatter dropped as we all became absorbed into our paintings. When we did talk, we spoke more slowly. I didn’t expect the rich conversation and relaxation that came with this craft for pre-schoolers.Read More
I stand on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean, only heard, not seen, in the dark to watch the sunrise
As first light shows me the horizon and the curvature of the earth I realize the sun doesn't rise
The earth turns and carries me with it on its back up into the light.
I'm riding it right now and every single moment even when I'm not thinking about it
I can feel myself rising.
I decided to experiment with what I thought of as "walking strong." It felt unfair to be constantly vigilant and pre-emptively moving out of people's way. My hypothesis was that holding my ground would be much less stressful. I walked as if in tadasana (mountain pose) and immediately felt more powerful.
On the sidewalk, I had a constant buzz of adrenaline, feeling like I was playing chicken with every person coming at me. I quickly noticed something…Read More
If you struggle with your period, I am about to HOOK YOU UP. There are concrete actions you can take to lighten PMS, ease cramps, and make your period more regular, shorter, and all around less awful. I am going to share every period trick I have found with you. The first one is to play with your diet!Read More
The Artist's Way is a 12-week self-guided transformation in the form of a book by Julia Cameron. It is intended to help would-be artists get unblocked and start creating. You use 2 tools throughout the journey: Morning Pages and Artist Dates.Read More
As I focused on recovery, I became very cynical. I stopped reading the news, I stopped being involved in things, and I tried to stop caring. I wanted to be completely different than my naive younger self. I thought that cynicism would keep me safe from all the pain idealism caused me.
It didn't work.Read More