I might not want a hug today. But I might want one tomorrow. I might not want to talk about one thing, but am eager to talk about something else. I might not want to visit every week, or call every day, or even hear about certain things. And that's okay, those are my boundaries… Continue reading Respecting Boundaries
It's February and Valentine's Day is today so in light of this, let's talk about how much fun doing yoga with a loved one is. First of all, I'm talking about an at home practice. Not that a yoga studio is boring, less fun, or less special but you can't really be as open or… Continue reading Do Yoga With A Loved One
With your significant other, with others, with yourself. Be gentle. With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a perfect time to talk abut love. Last Friday I talked about the word "love". Today I'm talking about what it means to love someone and how we can cultivate more love in our lives. First things first, be gentle.… Continue reading Be Gentle
I got told a lot in my youth that there were two words I had to be very careful about using. The first one was "hate". You can dislike something, I was told, but to hate it you have to be really sure because that's a big word. And that formed a pretty positive habit. I… Continue reading I love “love”
They exist. We know it. But we might not always realize we are in one. It could be our boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, or it could be our siblings, parents, friends. That's where we get into trouble. We very rarely consider toxic relationships between our friends or family because they're supposed to be our support network. Where we learn… Continue reading Toxic Relationships
An Open Letter to My Practice: Aikido, Happy 15th anniversary. Forty percent of marriages have ended but we're still together. It's our crystal anniversary. Does that mean that you will finally be clear to me? Unlikely. You're my greatest mystery, my largest enigma and that's just fine. That's you. I remember how we met. I remember wanting… Continue reading Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice
What do I mean when I say, "I'm busy"? It seems pretty straightforward, doesn't it? But it's not quite all that it seems.
What do I mean when I say, “Don’t worry about it” or “It’s fine”? People say these phrases along with all their various variations all the time. It’s okay. It doesn’t matter. It’s fine, really. Women, rightfully so, have been the butt of many jokes and memes because of this phrase. Too many people say… Continue reading Don’t Worry About It