Coconuts and Yoga

I have mentioned before my all-encompassing love and devotion of the coconut. I believe it is the world’s perfect food, nut to be exact. Yet, not until this weekend did I notice that if I were a food, I would absolutely be a coconut too. This past weekend was another yoga teacher training weekend. We…

Diary of a Yoga Teacher Trainee

It was just a few months ago that I said I would be slowing down blogging to focus on yoga teacher training and my book. I never intended to stop blogging and hoped to let you all know about the training as it happened. Something weird took over though and I felt like some of…

Is Yoga Religion?

Since I began yoga teacher training one month ago, spirituality has become a topic of significance in my life not only for me but also for those around me. It has come to my attention that some people have the misconception that yoga is a religion, others wonder if yoga is a sacrilege and some…

Finding Balance Again

I realize now the folly in some of my old ways; attachment to things that held no permanence. I used to labor over what paint color to put on a wall, going back to Lowes for samples 25% lighter, no, maybe 10% lighter. I would worry about choices I made in furniture and decor. Then,…

Living for the Mirage

The finish line on the bumpy road we have traveled since the flood is finally within view; it is no longer a mirage beckoning me before disappearing as soon as I get near. I can see where we are going and we are slowly making it there sometimes with a few steps back but always…

The Flood: Picking Up the Pieces

As I stared at the mountainous heap at the front of my home, I reminded myself over and over that it’s just stuff. But then a voice yelled back at me, “It may just be stuff, but it’s MY stuff! That is MY chair that I bought when I was pregnant to soothe my aching…