Inexplicable Value

Inexplicable Value

Content Warning: discussion of sexual trauma and abuse by parent (mother)   A year ago I responded on Twitter to a hashtag, #NotOK, created by author Kelly Oxford, and spoke publicly about the sexual trauma I’d experienced in the years before I turned 21....
Shame Corrodes

Shame Corrodes

I feel a little late to the party when it comes to the works of Dr. Brené Brown. Her TED talk, Listening to Shame, has been shared widely. Many friends and colleagues have given me positive raves about her books, particularly Daring Greatly and Rising Strong. This...
Do More

Do More

Last week I wrote about how hard it is for me to have an illness now, how impatient I am. As if to illustrate this point, I’m feeling pretty terrible again this week. Monday had to get a sub for the class I usually teach. Teaching my two morning classes...
On Health and Illness

On Health and Illness

We’ve been having a summer of hot, smoky days with apocalyptic, orange skies. Fires in Central Oregon and British Columbia first were the cause for unhealthy air quality. Then a fire set through careless behavior began in the Columbia River Gorge, once again...
How I Start the Day

How I Start the Day

Today’s my birthday and it has been a momentous week. It began with a solar eclipse, my final notice of my certification arrived from the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and I’ve taken the day off from teaching and clients to just enjoy the...
Changing Plans

Changing Plans

Last week I’d intended this week’s post to be about what I call “The Productivity Trap”. Sunday I spend time writing a draft, a little revising, then finalize on Monday and publish. Only here it is, Monday night, no post ready. If I was still...