Safety and Well Being

To feel safe and supported by the presence of another is a founding tenet in how we learn to be together and to thrive as an individual. Easier said than done. There is nothing straight forward or textbook in how this is achieved, what it looks like, or perhaps most to the point, how this, …

Emergence

To honor distinction and to realize unity. These are the lofty goals of yoga. Even more than that, they are the lofty goals we all dream of, even if we might choose more modest, every day language like– the desire to be recognized for one’s worth, autonomy, and the desire to be embraced in fulfilling, …

Stripped down to question

Winter time can feel bleak and plain old cold. Snowstorms hit (or worse!), the air dries up, and our bodies start to ache from hunching under the weight to stay warm and from bracing to stay on sure footing. A new year just started, but what can we possibly cultivate in these circumstances? It’s not an …

Making Peace

The darkness comes and asks so much of us. When it comes it can be scary. Darkness can bring our worst nightmare or something we never imagined possible. It can change things forever. It gets at all the ways in which we are limited and vulnerable. It showcases deep seeded feelings of being powerless and …

Coming Into the Light

I’m just back from retreat. For me, so much comes to light through the process of retreat. Luckily this process is for us all, and so formal retreat or not, I offer it to you through the following reflection. Coming to Light: – We need to feel safe – We thrive when we are heard – We become free …