BUT I CAN’T SIT DOWN

The dark presence of my embodied guilt following me into every room, sitting with me in my chair and gently tapping my shoulder to remind me — “not finished, not finished, not finished.”

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LOVE YOU LIKE I DO

You know how sometimes you think you’ve learned a lesson, and then you roll along all normal-like, thinking you’ve finally rid yourself of said undesirable behavior and then. . . BOOM. There it is again. Right there. In your face. All.Over.Again. Yes, so like real life. Cycles of inquiry, layers of un-peeling, incremental growth and … Continue reading LOVE YOU LIKE I DO

I WOKE UP LIKE THIS

I spent this last weekend in Austin, Texas at the first of seven weekends for yet another Yoga Teacher Training. Yes, seven. Yes, Texas. Yes, I do still live in Sacramento. . . California. Details. . . And, per usual, I learned lots of great lessons on my trip. Things like when making life complicated in … Continue reading I WOKE UP LIKE THIS

DANCING IN MY UNDERWEAR.

So this morning I woke up, checked my e-mail, and ever-so-casually helped share this collaborative article about body image with the world  No big deal. It's just me, dancing in my underwear, on the internet. . . with four of the most amazing women EVER. Really. Like EVER. Our point, well, as we have collectively shared, is: … Continue reading DANCING IN MY UNDERWEAR.

MONEY ON MY MIND

Okay friends, family, followers, stalkers (just kidding, mostly), I am asking for your help. Yes, me, asking for help. Gulp. It's time to make my dream a reality and build my business into a sustainable empowerment machine. As you know, my daily directions include the following tasks: 1. Wake up 2. Be Awesome 3. Repeat Well, … Continue reading MONEY ON MY MIND

HEY SWOLE SISTA

So, as part of this journey I'm on, I reconsidering a lot of things. A lot of career related things, as it turns out. One of them, in particular, is how I might start making more of my life include making some actual monetary gain from my love of fitness, rather than the contiued emptying of … Continue reading HEY SWOLE SISTA

DOIN’ IT RIGHT

This week I finished up the Spring semester at both colleges at which I am lucky enough to get to share my knowledge about reading strategies, the fine science of navigating the maze that is a college textbook, English vocabulary, and, well, life in general. It has been my pleasure and privilege to facilitate the … Continue reading DOIN’ IT RIGHT

LOVE AFFAIR

I recently recognized something in my life- I am having a love affair- and it's starting to show. Like, all the time. Gasp. CTFD; it’s not a man. Sheesh. I know this really messes with your perception of an English Professor here, being so out of character and all, but competing (narrowly) with six packs, tattoos … Continue reading LOVE AFFAIR

I CRY

In case you didn’t notice, it’s almost commercial holiday season again. Oh boy.I went into CVS yesterday and saw the shelves laden with heart shaped merchandise (taaaaacccckkkkkyyyy) and enough pink and red crap to decorate the walls of a Victoria’s Secret superstore. To this rosy scene I had a threefold (and rather visceral, I may … Continue reading I CRY

NEVER SAY NEVER

Nose, up. Foot, tapping. Smirk, timed appropriately to coincide with head tilt and shake. Camera out, photo evidence taken of current status of superiority, inferiority, personal masterpiece, or total train wreck. Got that image in mind all nice and clear? Face recognizable perhaps? Possibly. . .  super, super, super familiar with that profile? Yes. I’m … Continue reading NEVER SAY NEVER