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Addressing Trauma

Addressing Trauma

As the Director of a trauma-informed yoga teacher training, I’m grateful that awareness about trauma is on the rise. There was a time when the general social attitude was that a person simply needed to “get over it” if they experienced a traumatic event or series of...
VI. Do Your Possessions Reveal Your Fears?

VI. Do Your Possessions Reveal Your Fears?

I am struck by how many things I have done and kept in my life in anticipation that a bad thing might happen. Just take a moment and ask yourself, how much of what you have in your house, and in your life in general, is kept there because a bad thing might happen?...
You’re Never “Too Old” for Festivals

You’re Never “Too Old” for Festivals

I recently had the honor to contribute an article to the Lucidity Blog. Here’s a snippet: Festival season is almost here! On these cold, rainy days, I can easily cheer myself up by opening my closet and running my hands over feathers, leather belts and vests,...
V. The Destructive Power of the Papers We Keep

V. The Destructive Power of the Papers We Keep

Today, I am burning things. It is not particularly cold out, but I am burning things anyway. Marie Kondo style, I am “ninjaing” through the paperwork in my house that neither brings me joy nor is needed any longer, a process I began to outline in Letting Go of What No...
III. The Body as Practice

III. The Body as Practice

Recently, in Letting Go of What No Longer Serves Us, I shared about trying things a little differently as a way to spark growth and change. After ripping every article of clothing I have out of the closets and drawers, piling them into a mountain on the floor, and...
II. Letting Go of What No Longer Serves Us

II. Letting Go of What No Longer Serves Us

It wasn’t all that long after suddenly realizing I wasn’t doing the things I wanted to do in life all that often, making a list of those things, putting fairly diligent awareness on them for a few days, as explained in The Mind’s Destructive Games, and putting them in...