Holding Space and The Perfect Weekend

This weekend was the weekend of my yogi retreat for my yoga teacher training. In this post I want to share some of the amazing experiences and lessons that were gifted to me over the last few days. I learned that when we share our stories with one another everything else slips away, becomes white [...]

More Wisdom from my Younger Self

This day, the day that would have been my anniversary, 4 years ago I wrote this: "I realized tonight that I really need to stop apologizing for just being myself. I am a messy, complicated, sensitive, super emotional, overanalyzing human. I'm imperfect. I can be difficult. But, I'm also incredibly loyal. I'm probably excessively generous. [...]

Write from your scars, not your wounds

A wise woman said to me today, "if you want to touch others you must write from your scars,  not your wounds." I realized that the writing I have done recently, on both my blog and my Facebook, has been wound writing. And I realize that writing from this place may have had the very [...]

Life Update

I've been doing a lot of waxing philosophical lately and I've got to tell you, it is an avoidance tactic. I kept trying to will myself into this amazing life of hope and enthusiasm. And, for a while it worked. But, not everything has been great. So, here is just a general life update. Group [...]

Finding My Edge

This week for yoga teacher training I had to write an essay about how I find my edge. In this case edge is being defined as, "a place of comfortable discomfort, where growing and healing happens." However, when I think of edge, the word is riddled with negative connotations. Edge to me is the sharp [...]

Shine your Light

Have you ever just watched as rain-filled clouds roll over you, casting shadows on the earth beneath your feet? Clouds that are so bloated with water that they can't contain what's in them; they shed little droplets of rain as they travel (portents of an impending cleansing). Yet, somehow, light gets through or around, just [...]

Depression Has No Face

In light of the recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, almost everyone is talking about suicide. We all have our own opinions and our own takes on suicide and depression (though suicide doesn't necessarily have to mean the person was struggling with depression; there is just a pretty good chance that was the [...]

Depression is like…

Have you seen the movie Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? There is this scene where the depressed robot shoots the Vagons with this gun that transfers his experience to them. They suddenly embody his depression. After my recent bad day, I actually find the depiction pretty damn accurate, if not a little over-the-top for comedic value. When [...]

Things depression and anxiety will tell you

Things depression and anxiety will tell you, if they're allowed... Depression will tell you that you are as invisible as you feel. Depression will tell you that you aren't good enough. Depression will tell you that no one would miss you if you were gone. Depression will tell you none of it is worth it. [...]

What My Texcursion Taught Me

Fact: Texas is more than 268,000 square miles. I can drive for hours in any direction and still be in Texas. This is precisely what I did yesterday. I took a "Texcursion." Otherwise known as a day trip. As a Texas native, I am pretty accustomed to the idea of driving at least half an [...]