It was the lights, swirling red and orange outside my window, that awakened me. I may have heard sirens or voices – I can’t recall now what exactly compelled me to slip from beneath the covers and make my way into a darkened hallway. Our neighbor from next door was sitting silently atop the stairs. He turned and asked awkwardly, “do you want a glass of water?” Scared, I said nothing and returned to bed. Later, I would compliment my mother on her beautiful smile. Later still, I would learn her teeth… Read More
Greetings, Sister Tribe! Have you ever observed with delight the open fascination a baby experiences as she begins to examine her hands for the first time? She is so curious and explorative as she realizes she controls these wordless things that move and feel, she can make things happen with her hands! I remember watching my grandson just last year come into this new awareness… isn’t it amazing that babies have no words, only feelings, and through following their feelings they learn? And isn’t is also amazing that although our hands have no words,… Read More
Recently, I was asked quite seriously, “if weight loss isn’t a goal, what’s the point of fitness?” It’s a valid question and one indicative of a culture that equates physical fitness with body fat percentage. But more than that, behind this question lies a lifetime of deeply destructive brainwashing –
It’s mid-May and I am just wrapping up a morning of yoga classes. I was stalling for a bit checking my email and social media, as I had a date planned with my hubby for lunch. Every day is an ordinary day with no great expectations, however every day is sprinkled with some unexpected special gifts. This day was the mother load of magical unicorn pixie dust!