Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable

Recently I’ve discovered that I’m starting to be OK with being uncomfortable…. With being challenged…. With being uncertain… Maybe I read something that brings up feelings of horror or sadness… Maybe someone says or does something that I feel at odds with… Maybe I upset someone… I pause…. I notice the physical sensations that IContinue reading “Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable”

How do you feel about death?

How do you feel about death? A question that we don’t often wish to answer or is not deemed appropriate to ask. It is socially acceptable to talk about life but not so much about death. I had a curious experience with death once. It is difficult for me to articulate because there are noContinue reading “How do you feel about death?”

Spring Rising

The first, very subtle stirrings of Spring can be felt 🌱Every November through to January, I experience a longing to really hibernate, to go within, slow down, rest in silence and withdraw from the busyness of modern life. A period of introspection, reflection and integration of all that I have experienced of the year leadingContinue reading “Spring Rising”

Dear Fear,

Dear Fear,How are you, my old friend?You certainly seem to be thriving at the moment.You’ve had a busy year casting more of your darkness into the heart of humankind.Your resolve seems stronger than ever to keep us in our limitations.Watching you at work got me thinking 🤔 When did we first meet?I can’t remember aContinue reading “Dear Fear,”

I had to trust that it was going to happen

I HAD TO TRUST THAT IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN! About four years ago, chanting had become a precious and deeply valued part of my daily meditation practice. 📿 My heart was yearning to learn more about devotional singing and related practices within the yoga tradition. So I was thrilled to be invited to applyContinue reading “I had to trust that it was going to happen”

I never liked this about myself…

I never liked this about myself… That when I was a child (and even on occasion now), if I was the focus of attention my mouth would clamp shut, all words would leave me, my heart would race and my face would go the brightest shade of red….🥵 Kids especially, would laugh at my embarrassment.Continue reading “I never liked this about myself…”