Transitions

Transitions

A decade ago when I participated in a yoga teacher training, I learned about three Hindu deities – Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the preserver and Shiva, the destroyer. I remember thinking how harsh it seemed to have a destroyer as a God. It seemed evil, angry and painful. And yet, as I spent the last…

Pole, Pole

Pole, Pole

Nine years ago next month, I embarked on a life changing experience and climbed Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. As we began on our 5-day trek through the rainforest and up the 19,300 ft mountain, our guides oft repeated two words, pole, pole (po-lay, po-lay) … slowly, slowly. They would laugh and ask why we Americans were…

Digging in to Dreams

Digging in to Dreams

In the midst of so much upheaval and challenge, to say it feels hard is an understatement. Yet within the toughest moments lies the opportunity to pause, to take a moment to breathe, to reflect on what really matters, what is most important, and to remember our dreams. Last week, sort of out of nowhere,…

Hope & Joy

Hope & Joy

On July 4th, we looked up to see this beautiful arc of multi-colored light crossing the sky. I’ve never seen such a powerful rainbow. One couldn’t but smile in awe, becoming filled with a sense of hope, power and joy. Yes, there are rainstorms and thunder, but there are also rainbows that inspire the imagination….

Deeper Energy

Deeper Energy

Last week the weather was beautiful. I could feel the earth breathe a collective sigh and release as warmth and sun greeted the mountains. It energized my whole being for the first big hike of the season. Sunday was my birthday, and I told my friends that hiking was how I wanted to celebrate during…