I live my life in a way that's very different from most people. I don't own a car. Or a house. Or furniture. Or anything with a brand name on it. I don't have kids. Or a dog. I don't have a stable career. I don't have a primary relationship. And I definitely don't have a … Continue reading The thing I fear the most.
The other day I was teaching yoga to a group of grade 9 boys at the high school here in my hometown. They were doing as well as can be expected of wandering minds for the most part, but then as I was starting to teach them a more difficult pose, I noticed them all start … Continue reading How stories and stretching can help us heal.
Originally published on elephant journal: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/11/10-ways-writing-helps-us-deal-with-a-trumped-up-world/ “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou If you’re anything like me, you watched the American Presidential race with a heavy heart. I had already burst into tears at the beginning of the final debate when I heard Trump talk so vehemently about … Continue reading 10 ways writing helps ease the pain of a Trumped-up world.
Years ago I was working at a job that was draining every ounce of energy I had. I purposely took the job because there was minimal contact with people and it was at a time in my life when I really needed that. Unfortunately, the few people I did have contact with at the store … Continue reading Musings on music, creativity and fear.
All you need is a pen and some paper and you're there. Everyone is a writer. We use words and we write things, everyday. We write e-mails, texts, shopping lists, love notes, songs, diary entries, and the list goes on. Everybody knows how to do it, because it's a huge part of our culture. What you … Continue reading Poses & Prose: a yoga and creative writing workshop.