cycles

Life isn't flat and consistent, things are always in flux: Once in a while, I get a crappy night's sleep. I wake up over and over, I toss and turn, and nothing seems to help me drift off. It's frustrating and confusing, since I'm normally a great sleeper, until I remember: it's the moon. For... Continue Reading →

When structure brings freedom

Structure creates freedom. I’ve seen this idea show up in several different places this week. It’s something I’ve talked about before, but it seems especially relevant right now. I have a love/hate relationship with structure. I hate to have my time scheduled rigidly by someone else— work, mostly— but at the same time, a day... Continue Reading →

Summer of 2020: Brutality

2020 has been a brutal year. It's as if violence is airborne, along with the coronavirus, traveling into all parts of our lives. Work. School. Grocery shopping. Dinner. Bedtime.  And of course, the news.  I won’t abandon the news because I really believe I need to know what’s happening around me. The news has always... Continue Reading →

Practice makes practice.

I first started yoga and meditation practices regularly when I was in Varanasi, India, the year after high school. I was 18. I know how cliched that sounds, but it's true. It was just days after 9/11. It was bizarre and surreal to be both physically removed from the familiar and to have my very... Continue Reading →

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