I Make Space for Freedom with Every Exhale

I Make Space for Freedom with Every Exhale

Life calls me over and over again to loosen my grip, release, exhale, make space for the essential and let go of all the rest. I don’t want this. What I WANT is for life to feel easy and allow me to follow all my shiny ideas, to say yes to far more like book deals and business products and making more money and looking like I’ve got life figured out. Instead, my life feels like a journey of letting go of more and more until the truth of who […]

What Getting Back into the Swimming Pool is Teaching Me About Slow Living & Self Compassion

What Getting Back into the Swimming Pool is Teaching Me About Slow Living & Self Compassion

Inside: I have found that living a life in progress means an ebb and flow of stepping out into the unknown – of progress and adventure, of becoming and stretching – and then finding my way home again. What getting back into the swimming pool is teaching me about slow-living and self-compassion. I have recently started swimming again after years of longing. Getting back into the pool feels a little like coming home. Yesterday as I drove, alone, to the city with ample time and space to think, I reflected […]

Change Comes Softly

Change Comes Softly

Change comes softly. We gathered in the hospital room, taking our turns at his side. Whispering goodbyes that were wholly insufficient. And then he was gone. But it had been a year and a half of prognosis and treatment, of driving back and forth never knowing if this time would be the last I got to sit with him, hoping and needing to somehow absorb every last bit of life wisdom he had to spare. Before he left. There was not enough time and more than we were initially given. […]