SOMEONE THAT I USED TO KNOW

Charter schools, ten year old cars, overdue bills, a bustling life in the middle of the city, a network of personal and professional contacts that extends across nearly every state and a few continents, a daily yoga practice, a partner that both humbles and ignites me, writing as a profession and not just therapy, allowing … Continue reading SOMEONE THAT I USED TO KNOW

I DID IT ALL FOR THE COOKIE?

When I finished my first Yoga Teacher Training I recieved a bracelet infused by my teacher with a metaphorical “Chocolate Chip Cookie,” I was confused by this, to say the least. My clarification came as “well, you’re hard on the outside, but warm and gooey on the inside.” This pissed me off. A lot. I did not … Continue reading I DID IT ALL FOR THE COOKIE?

HEY MAMA

Today I celebrate the tenth birthday of my daughter.  She’s ten. A decade. 3,652 days (you know, plus leap years?) old. Parenthood, well that escalated quickly. But seriously, when people say “the days are long but the years are fast,” they aren’t fucking kidding. I still remember her birth with fresh pain, and can still … Continue reading HEY MAMA

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

AS THE RUSH COMES

TO DO: Get vaccinations done. Call Doctor’s office. Check on passport. Review flight path. Look into international phone plans. Catch up on the news (such as, uh, possibly at least the highlights of the Superbowl. . .). Finish moving into flat, which is upstairs. . .  Pretend to like stairs.  Clean old house. Clean new … Continue reading AS THE RUSH COMES

HOLDING ON

It’s Friday, the weekend is about to start and I’m wondering— what are you holding onto from your week? Someone make you upset at work on Monday morning and you’re still brooding over it?   Didn’t hear back from a friend and wondering what’s up?  Waiting desperately for that hot guy from yoga to ask you … Continue reading HOLDING ON