I see your scarsI see your errors I see your fears I see your tremors You are more than the sum of your partsYou are more than the endless fragmentations of your broken heart When you feel broken, I see you, wholeWhen shackled to your bodyI see your soul
What does it mean that I am self-actualizing and crystallizing my thoughts on self-love while still deep down sabotaging myself at the core and reliving my worst unhealthy patterns. I guess I’ve evolved to a new level. I guess I’m at a new vantage point. I guess I’m challenging myself in new ways. I really … Continue reading Self-Actualization Realization
I’m returning to Stand Up Comedy open mic tonight after a 7-year hiatus. Even if I do end up sucking (as basically all beginners do in the beginning!)... Prepping for it And challenging myself And growing And telling my friends about it And building my brand And blogging about it— Cuz it’s a topic and … Continue reading Stand Up Comedy Tonight
“Ok, let’s go somewhere else.” Did that group of four women just leave the area at the very moment I arrived? Holy, shit! My worst fear has finally manifested! And it only took 35 damn years. Of course, my first reaction was to second guess my recent actions...Was it the F bomb I dropped a … Continue reading You Got This!
What is an antidote to forcing food down or other methods of numbing emotions? Self-forgiveness Self-compassion Acceptance of what is Instead of pushing it down And/or running away from it Carrying oneself with dignity and self-love Even when times are hard On Shabbat, G-d invites us to step away from all the distractions. I used … Continue reading Part 2 – The Antidote
Hey It's meGive me a hollaNo I don't want your mother-fuckin dollaMaybe I listen to too much SaweetieMaybe all along I've really been a meanieMaybe I was stupid, Maybe I was lameFor letting this go on for so longThis maddening gameWell now I'm outAnd my mind is clearI'm no longer investing in youMy dearI've disentangled, … Continue reading Force to Be Reckoned With (A Rap)
Growing up I was the kid who everyone liked but didn’t necessarily invite to their parties. I wasn’t an outcast, but I wasn’t an incast either. I had my couple close friends and we were happy but I always wanted wished to be more part of the social world surrounding me. Like I said in … Continue reading Ugly Duck Syndrome
“I’m really good at taking things personally,” I laughed to myself as I put a positive spin on a self-deprecating remark. Like Monica from “Friends” was really good at giving bad massages...This specific statement was on my mind since I had just read the Conscious Discipline concept QTIP: Quit Taking Things Personally. Later that day … Continue reading Bright Side of Darkness
Ever since I was a pre-teen, people told me I was so much like my mother. I looked like her. I talked like her. I laughed like her. I was nice like her. I always greeted these comments with a mixture of pride as well as abashment. I was honored to resemble my mother, whom … Continue reading Being Your Own Person AND Your Mother’s Daughter
For years I, like most others I know, have associated yoga with doing impressive yoga poses. But every time I strive for this goal, I get hurt. This is because, as a fellow health professional and I were recently discussing, yoga in the Western world focuses on the physical aspects of yoga while leaving out … Continue reading What is a Yogini?