The Story of Olive’s Death

Thursday, January 15, 2015 It was a Thursday evening, January 8. I had a birthday party to go to at 9:30 that night. I got home from wherever I was, went straight to the bathroom. Olive pushed herself into the half open bathroom door and I asked her if she was ready for her walk. […]

Practice: Seeing Yourself in Unflattering Moments

This is a practice that is good for seeing yourself in unflattering moments (or emotionally charged moments, like angry or lonely, or when you’re ready to snap and flip shit). The moment you find yourself in this space, follow the instructions below. Instructions Relax your brain. Relax the space between the eyebrows, unfurrow your brow. Allow […]

Quelling the Need to Be Right

Once upon a time, I had to be right. Being right was the goal, in and of itself. Being right typically meant someone else was wrong. So my being right was always caught up in competition with whoever else had to be wrong. This made it complicated the numerous times I was wrong. Then I […]

Depression

My take on depression is to accept it and love it, not try to change it or get rid of it. It’s a state of being that turns up uninvited and insists on staying as long as it wants. As my Gramma Ardy says, sobeit. My depression gives me a good excuse to treat myself […]

Surfing Waves

How is going with the flow going for me? In doing what it is that I do, with no initially clear idea of what that is, a few things have emerged. 1. I not only have begun a regular yoga practice, I am a certified yoga instructor and have found an affinity for guiding meditative […]