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Do you believe in magic?
I do—perhaps too much. A few days ago in my evening meditation I was actively trying to manifest money for further hypnosis training, and while I was at it, I threw in a special request to Spirit for a little extra grad-school cushioning. The next day when I got home from work I checked the mail—a typically drab daily routine where my anticipation of a letter from literally anyone is met with the… >> learn more.
Most of us use the language of chakras every day whether we are conscious of it or not. “My heart aches every time I see that Humane Society commercial with the Sarah Mclachlan mezzo soprano emotional background music.” Or “Ever since the move, I’ve just felt so ungrounded.” Or “That guy gives me the heebie jeebies.” We are all complex beings, and we need a systems approach that reflects the nature of our reality as emotional, mental, physical… >> learn more.
Here’s a hypothetical a friend posed to me this week: if someone punches you in the face, and you end up needing surgery to fix the nose, but you secretly always harbored dreams of a nose job—that’s the universe working it’s magic, right?
The inspiration for this post came from a Yoganonymous article discussing “spiritual bypass,” a term used by Buddhist teacher and author, John Welwood. He notes, “Spiritual bypassing is a term I coined to describe a process I… >> learn more.
It started with a thought that I needed to take cash out the following morning. I turned over in bed, simultaneously remembering I needed to transfer money from savings to cover rent. Another toss and a pillow adjustment, later: “what about retirement and my lack of savings skills?” Yet another twist, toss, and turn. The night was quickly evolving into what most Americans experience before falling asleep. I found myself stuck in a catastrophic thought hurricane of plotting and… >> learn more.
When I was living in Johannesburg, first for a study abroad experience and then again for a summer of research, I kept a blog! If you’re interested in learning more about what I did during my time there, please check it out!
When I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, I worked with severely burned children from all over Africa at an organization called Children of Fire. I was a jack of all trades: I worked with children with multiple disabilities and needs aged 3-18 in the school, I did speech therapy, I taught yoga, and I did some emotional processing with some of the older girls. The amount of trauma these young children had experienced was unthinkable, and yet they were resilient fighters. One of… >> learn more.
Everyone has a different story for how they found yoga–whether it’s through a friend pushing them to go to a class, seeking pain relief from an injury, or at the recommendation of a doctor. Mine is really about how I found me, my truest self, and my deepest fears all on a gross, old yoga mat. I started a personal practice as a teenager, nearly a decade ago. Most people remember those awkward teenage years–the braces, the… >> learn more.
The good mother, bad mother debacle has a new frontier, or perhaps an old one: to vaccinate or not. There is so much judgment and hype and craziness, not to mention judgment! Throughout pregnancies mommas are often told to do something or not to for the sake of their child. People in white coats, or elders in your lineage of women (your own mother or grandmother, sister or aunt), perhaps… >> learn more.
“Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.” -Rumi
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve said I was going to change the world. I planned on living in foreign countries and working abroad. And ever since I have graduated college and not moved abroad, I’ve felt guilty.
I had a dear friend and comrade in the journey of life die recently. She… >> learn more.