Category Communication

Nothing But Shitty First Drafts

Lately it’s been one shitty first draft after another. It has been exactly 20 days since I last hit publish — longer than I’ve gone without blogging since day one. I’m up to nearly 20 unpublished drafts of varying lengths and have jotted down notes for at least a dozen other ideas. It’s not that I haven’t […]

You’re Gonna Hear Me Roar

You guys! Fair warning that I’m about to get a little woo woo. I also just quoted Katy Perry. So, with those two facts in mind, you can decide for yourself whether you want to read any further. (Thanks for reading further.) This weekend I took a mini-road trip to attend an out-of-town yoga workshop with a […]

Honesty Is Contagious

This week in teacher training we have been studying Satya (aka “truth” — one of the five yamas/guidelines for living, provided by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra), so naturally I have been doing a lot of thinking about honesty. The truth is complicated, layered, and three-dimensional. First off, I firmly believe that “the truth” is complicated […]

You Say Tomato, I Hear Ketchup

A dear friend was nice enough to invite me to spend Christmas with her family this year, knowing that I didn’t have other plans (and knowing that every family function is better with an outsider present, so that everyone is on their better behavior!). The problem: she said Christmas, but my brain heard Christmas Eve. […]

My Weight

They say that you should be careful when talking about religion and politics. Well, I would like to add one more subject to that list: my weight. A little while ago someone I hadn’t seen for about a month asked me several very direct questions about my recent weight loss. (I did shed upwards of […]