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healthy i am

Healthy I am. The second part of my most favorite mantra: Happy I am. Healthy I am. Holy I am. What is “healthy?” In our fast-paced, change-by-the-minute world, what is the standard of health? Each group of people, social organization, activist group, company, community, society-at-large has a different answer. And they conflict with each other. […]

happy i am.

Happy I am. Healthy I am. Holy I am. The word “mantra” may sound foreign to you. The human brain is designed to categorize by experience and knowledge, filing each thing it sees, hears, and knows almost instantaneously. For me, the first time I considered “mantra” I automatically filed it into- “Eastern Thought-Religion Other Than […]

Joy

In every yoga class I teach, there is (at least) one series where we go through “fire.” Legs burn, belly burns, shoulders burn, lungs burn. And on the other side of every one of those series is a release. This release releases feel-good hormones and replicates joy. Yes, joy. But that’s what yoga does. It […]

Hope

From what appears to be nothing–everything From the broken place–healing From heartbreak–beating From emptiness–filling Hope is what tips the balance from fear to faith It is the propeller forward The momentum to move no matter what–because what if….just maybe…. Hope is faithful optimism. Although the costs are high, Hope Hope keeps you waiting Watching Anticipating […]

absolution

“be gentle” a whispered concession to a demand, no longer a question I will break you–to get your attention or you will acquiesce to my work of absolution “be gentle” a whispered concession then in communion brick by bruised, scarred, and crumbled stone an epitaph given and then ejection in our wake a temple built […]

Presence

I am craving connection. Coming from an introvert, this may sound like an incongruous confession. Although I’m in my happy place hibernating in front of a fire, under a blanket, with the company of my laptop, my phone, and books, I begin to notice something. That “likes” and “views” and addictions created by social media […]