Being Present in the Pain

When I was younger, I always wanted to be someone else. Younger me did not understand that her beliefs and thoughts about herself were holding her back from her true potential. Now that I'm older I understand that what we tell our selves, what we believe to be true, is the one thing that truly…

Learning to be…

I started doing Adriene's Yoga Camp a couple weeks ago and today is day 15. I don't remember why I started or how I stumbled upon her 30 days series but after watching her orientation video I figured I would give it a shot.I've always been a start and stop kinda girl when it comes…

Learning to Step Into my Power

Disciplinary conversations are apart of my job. They aren't my favorite part and until recently have caused some nervousness beforehand. This past Tuesday I had to have one of these conversations and the apprehension arose. After work I started to think about why this was and realized that I was giving away my power.I was…

Alice and the Well

Once upon a time Alice fell down a well. It was actually more of a jump but let's not get distracted by technicalities. Anyway, Alice thought she'd hit the water soon enough but to her surprise kept falling and falling and falling.Finally, she landed on her back with a soft thud on the wet earth.…

Heavy & Light

On Saturday I attended To Write Love On Her Arms' "Heavy & Light: An Evening of Songs, Conversation And Hope." I watched it online last year and figured since I love the work they're doing and I love music I should attend it in person while I have the opportunity to do so.The only artist…

A New Normal

There's a storm outside. I'm listening to the 'Lush and Atmospheric' playlist on Spotify. There is a glass of Malbec next to me. Those sentences are true tonight as I write this blog post and they will have been true tomorrow when you read them. Much like life, the present, past, and future are all…

Cheers to a New Day

A change is in the air. Maybe not for you. But, then again, change is always happening for all of us. Some of it is slow. Some of it moves fast. Some of it is based on our decision to change. Some of it happens whether we want it to or not.Today is the first…