Saving the World

Today I woke up utterly, completely exhausted and overwhelmed. Barely able to function, even though there is laundry to be done, groceries to buy, and bills to be paid before the work week starts again. I am too empty and too full. My heart hurts and I can’t do anything about the school shootings. I […]

I Will Never Be a Tall Black Man

One of my friends, Susan, has a phrase that she’s said to me many times over the years when I was full of self doubt; “People can tell you you’re a tall black man, but that doesn’t mean you are. It’s just not the truth.” There was more to the saying, like a tall black […]

Happy Birthday, Cheeky Yum

Hello my Friends! Cheeky Yum is two years old this week. So today is a little check in. I hit a bit of a Lemony Snicket streak. The same day Cheeky Yum turned 2, my mother passed away. And three months before that, my father passed away. In the midst of all of that I […]

Go with the Flow, Even if You are Scared.

Good morning my friends. I am in Paradise; Kauai.  Certainly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I am with friends; a few I’ve traveled with before and a few new ones. We are warrior women. Two of us have had complete lung transplants, one is a the gals is cancer survivor. I […]

Please Forgive Me.

Many of us are haunted by someone who we find just impossible to forgive. Those are the ones that we think about in the middle of the night, and the ones that pop into our heads just as we are about to enjoy a perfect weekend. It’s easy to mindgrind and replay past arguments, things […]

Your Bright Shiny Life – Claim it.

It’s Sunday morning. Superbowl day. I have my laptop out by the pool, surrounded by birds of paradise.  I just finished teaching a yoga class. I have a phone interview scheduled in a bit for a friends podcast. Why, oh why, am I living this very charmed life at this moment? Because I chose it. […]

A Community for All of Us.

A week ago I took my third and final jump across country from one coast to the other. I wrote my last blog two weeks ago in some pretty darned chilly temperatures in New York, surrounded by boxes and packing tape. Today’s blog comes to you from our new digs in sunny Southern California. My […]

The Best Present Ever.

Your biggest Christmas present is right here, right now. And it will always be with you. Your present. In this moment, those of us who are sick are alive. Those of us who have lost people and are heartbroken are okay. Your present is the only place to be. When we look back and try […]

WATER YOUR GARDEN

Life can be heinously complicated, so complicated sometimes that the very breath can get knocked out of us. Sometimes it’s the simplest things; a mantra, a hug, a cup of tea, that helps us remember that we are allowed and maybe even required to lay some of our load down. None of us can manage […]