My soul stirs an aliveness that won’t let me sleepa literal awakening a voice that beckons to be heard as the foundation shifts under me THEN I was called to move awayNOW I’m called to returnfor the space in which my soul feels freethat makes me come alive is exactly where I’m meant to be … Continue reading The Soul Stirs
My bat mitzvah! My entrance into womanhood. I was searching for the words to capture how I so deeply connect with my inner 12-year-old self—that pure, innocent girl who had not yet explored the sexual sphere, which would end up wreaking havoc on her emotional life. How to say that? How to capture it? Am … Continue reading 25th Anniversary of…
Hi! I hope you have had a good Thanksgiving. (Weekend still going!) Holidays can have a slew of emotions around them when gathering with family. I am very fortunate in that this year my Thanksgiving was pure joy! Honestly, every time I gather with family on Thanksgiving it’s a happy time, but this year was … Continue reading Thankitude!
I speak to the cats in this video (mine is the black one!) but also I did it as a metaphor for humans:To have less jealousy and social comparison and more unity.(I am the queen of feeling other people having things = I lack things, but while the physical world is limited, the spiritual world … Continue reading Cat Calls: Calling Cats Out for Being Bitches
You know how they say people can't drive us crazy if we don't give them the keys? Or how the only thing we can control in life is our response? Well, I've been thinking about this for a long time—more than a decade in fact—and while I understand this on a rational level, it hasn't … Continue reading Taking Accountability for Your Stress
Stress needs to be managed moment to moment, as well as daily, so it doesn't build up to the point of lashing out. Practicing healthy coping mechanisms for stress throughout the day (e.g. breathing, light stretching, positive affirmations) helps diffuse the stress so it doesn't build up. Doing a mindfulness practice for a few minutes … Continue reading Stress Management Tips
Yesterday I blogged about my past two weeks of poor sleep. It's kind of a cycle: poor sleep leads to heightened anxiety which leads to poor sleep, etc. I was relieved when I woke up this morning that I felt refreshed. I had not woken up in the middle of the night as in previous … Continue reading Sleep Promotes Inner Peace
Recently we moved. There were a couple of items I put aside to MAKE SURE I wouldn't lose track of them during the move. Guess what? I lost track! I made my husband go back to the apartment again and again to check. "It must be there!" I thought. Then this morning I accepted, I … Continue reading Where Did I Put That?! The Art of Letting Go