I live my life in a way that's very different from most people. I don't own a car. Or a house. Or furniture. Or anything with a brand name on it. I don't have kids. Or a dog. I don't have a stable career. I don't have a primary relationship. And I definitely don't have a … Continue reading The thing I fear the most.
Everybody loves a good story. So wouldn't it makes sense that you be an active participant in your own? Writing down our thoughts, feelings and ideas can help us string together seemingly mundane moments into meaningful insights and realizations. And from that, we can start to take charge of pieces of our lives we didn't … Continue reading Why writing? What’s the big deal?
Originally published in The Enterprise Newspaper, Iroquois Falls, Ontario By now, you’ve probably heard of yoga, and you might be a little curious about it. Maybe you've gone as far as to put on a class you found on YouTube and tried to follow along with the crazy demands the person on the screen was … Continue reading Why yoga? What’s it all about?
The other day I was teaching yoga to a group of grade 9 boys at the high school here in my hometown. They were doing as well as can be expected of wandering minds for the most part, but then as I was starting to teach them a more difficult pose, I noticed them all start … Continue reading How stories and stretching can help us heal.
When I saw the above picture for the first time, I saw only one thing. Despite the fact that this photo was beautifully composed, framed, lit and shot by my talented friend and photographer Carole Robin, all I saw, all my brain would let me see, was that roll of fat on my back. And instead … Continue reading Truth time: we’re all a little insecure.
Originally published on elephant journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/11/to-love-thine-enemy-why-love-will-always-trump-hate/ The morning after the election, I woke up crying. I went to bed at 2:00 a.m., right after John Podesta came on the air and told us to get some sleep. He told us that it was too close to call. That they would keep counting. Even at that … Continue reading To love thine enemy: why love will always trump hate.
Originally published on elephant journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/11/10-ways-writing-helps-us-deal-with-a-trumped-up-world/ “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou If you’re anything like me, you watched the American Presidential race with a heavy heart. I had already burst into tears at the beginning of the final debate when I heard Trump talk so vehemently about … Continue reading 10 ways writing helps ease the pain of a Trumped-up world.