Lessons Learned

Several years ago, a few months into my initial yoga teacher training program, the principal of the elementary school building where I taught invited me into her office for a …

But First…

I have been working at least two jobs for over the last decade. Whether I was a student ¬†who worked as a waitress, a teacher who worked as a bartender …

And Along Came a Goose…

Recently, I was very calmly and peacefully walking out of an amazing energy work session. That post-massage glow was radiating off of me. Every muscle was at ease. I was …

Great Expectations

I carry a lot of guilt about a wide variety of things. Lately, I have been beating myself up about the amount of time that I do not spend with …

This Trip Around the Sun

This past year was one that I will never forget. It was the year that I transformed my life – when I took a leap of faith and quit my …

(Nearly) Winter Revelation

  Over the last several weeks in the Midwest, the weather has been absolutely beautiful. The leaves have been changing colors to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. The sky has …

Striving for Perfection

For as long as I can remember, I have always strived to be the best at, well, everything. If I choose to invest time into something, it is important that …

To Be Vulnerable

I have always enjoyed music. I love to listen to it, sing and, most recently, play guitar to create it. I began acoustic guitar lessons in March. As far back …

Ahimsa: The Practice of Non-Harming

Traditionally blogs relay a personal story or anecdote. I have played with this piece for days, and though it is not necessarily a “blog” in the traditional¬†sense of the word, …

Inspiration

Inspiration is a funny thing. When you actively seek it, it can be quite elusive. Almost as if it is one step ahead. Existing in the future. Always visible, but …