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Remembering Jackfruit

Two years ago today, I was in Kerala, India with my yoga teacher, Shiva Rea.  I cannot believe how fast time has past! I share with you a passage from what I wrote then, in a note I called, “A Little Lesson from my Crush, Jackfruit”: Shiva mentioned something today that stuck with me.  She…

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The Purpose Puzzle

“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle,” Deepak Chopra Look around when on a hike, at the beach, or taking in a sunset – everything in nature has a perfect purpose. …

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Don’t Wait Until You Are Perfect to Change the World

Today when a friend asked if I would like to lead a yoga class in her beautiful pilates studio tomorrow, I felt honored to serve the students in her community and space.  Then, I observed my mind attach to thoughts of feeling a bit run down and tired right now and then the realization that…

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Gratitude

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Criticism & Contribution – Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Taking on new challenges over the past month has been thrilling and inspiring, yet I also acknowledge that little voice waiting in the woodwork for me to screw up so it could say, “I told you so.  You’re not that smart / creative / sharp / capable / whatever.” For my inner perfectionist, that is…

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Exhausted

Day number nine and I am absolutely exhausted.  I have been in a flow in my business that has me wanting to work more hours than I can possibly stay awake, and I still want to honor my commitments to my friends, my health, and you through this blog.  So here I am at 11:25,…

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i choose…PARTNERSHIP

I admit it.  I have talked and talked about the value of partnership, and I today I got what I’ve been missing in that conversation.  As much as I would like it to be, partnership is not me stating my needs and getting them met…or sharing a plan for partnership in the future. Partnership is…

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How do I choose love for this moment?

I woke up this sunny San Diego morning bright-eyed and open-hearted, happy to venture out for a morning run with a couple girlfriends.  Smoothie, check.  Computer for work later, check.  Journal for Blossom workshop, check.  And off I went. Within minutes of our run…ouch.

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Come on…c-c-c-courage

“The root of the word courage is cor — the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition than it does today. Courage originally meant to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” The Tao Te Ching states that courage is derived from love…

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What’s Your Six-Word Love Story?

Here’s a cute excerpt from the New York Times where people were asked to sum up their love story in six words: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/whats-your-six-word-love-story/ Some of mine? Girlfriends gabbing over coffee, wine, anything. The Prince’s horse has broken leg. Loving self and living in service. Torrey Pines. Hanalei. Kerala. Tahoe.

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