Ever wonder why we depend on the external world to validate who we are? Instead of trusting our inner wisdom to validate our worth, we wait for others to share theirs, hoping to then, and finally, believe we’re enough. Funny how we’ll believe others before we’ll believe ourselves…
No one knows the inner turmoil and torture women often endure around food, eating, and their bodies. No one knows the pain and suffering women of average weight, maybe even thinner than average, bear trying to hide their obsessions, compulsions, and anxiety. Women like you…and me.
Yoga hurt today. I showed up to one of my favorite classes joyful and in pain, back pain, chronic back pain. I grabbed a few of my favorite props, rolled out my mat, and searched for a comfortable position…never to be found…yet showing up was my intention. No pain, no gain…, right?
We were all born worthy. But some where along the way, we began to doubt our worth; we began to question our value and move through life in what Tara Brach calls, the “trance of unworthiness.” We doze off into the trance when we let circumstances alter our self-perceptions. In the trance, our mind dreams […]
Living a sublime spring break, I made it to three yoga practices, three days in a row. One particular yoga practice continues to resonate with me; the mantra, “Today, I release _________?” echoes through my mind. I thought, “What do I have to release? What holds me hostage?”