My Cup Runneth Over: Checking in and Deciding What’s Next

Hello Friends! It's been so long! I've thought about you nearly every day since I last wrote, on July 18th. Wasn't that all about circuses and monkeys? Could you relate? If you're into astrology at all, that was as we were heading into the July 26th Mercury Retrograde, which is about to end in the … Continue reading My Cup Runneth Over: Checking in and Deciding What’s Next

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Fearless Writing Challenge; day’s 81/82: Post-vacation let down

I thought perhaps I would feel re-invigorated after vacation. That maybe the time spent totally in the present, not worrying about the dogs or laundry or dishes would allow space for inspiration to break through.  Nope.  It did let in space for a cold, though.  So, I’m taking a break. I’m in the middle of … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge; day’s 81/82: Post-vacation let down

Hannele and the Hummingbird

Today I am trying something different. I have done a video for this week's post! In it, I explain the title of these week's post (and horribly mispronounce Hannele's name, I'm sure.)  I also admit to being a little jeals of Liz Gilbert's mad success as a writer. I even read one of my poems! … Continue reading Hannele and the Hummingbird

Fearless Seekers: Are You With Me?

I have spent thousands of dollars trying to figure out what my purpose is, what my “gift” to the world could possibly be. Is it to teach mindfulness?  Or to teach writing?  Is it to help others learn resilience? Or to discover and follow their dreams?  Should I package it all together and lead retreats? … Continue reading Fearless Seekers: Are You With Me?

Learned Fearlessness

If you've ever taken a psychology class you've probably heard about Martin Seligman's theory of learned helplessness. Essentially, the idea is that over time, if one experiences painful events that are out of one's control, eventually one stops even trying to avoid the incident. Characteristics of learned helplessness include decreased motivation and negative emotions like sadness … Continue reading Learned Fearlessness

This Time Last Year or An Appreciation of Progress

I just got back from my second barre class. You're supposed to feel like this: But I feel like this: Yes, that is a sloth climbing a tree. Seriously guys, within 5 minutes I am dripping sweat and within 20 I am nauseous and looking at the clock to see how much longer I have until the … Continue reading This Time Last Year or An Appreciation of Progress