Lately I’ve had my emotional capacity intensely tested. I feel full on my level of sadness, grief. Yet at the same time have felt happy and content through out a lot of it. But during this time it has felt overwhelming to carry a load of emotions so heavily weighted. So I have been focusing on taking care of my wounds and showing up for what they need. If you follow me on Instagram you likely know that my Grandma hasn’t been in great health.… Read More
Part of why I love having Soul Power as a part of this site is because it provides the opportunity to further connect with one another as a community. I appreciate so much the depth at which people are willing to go with their writing, and personal anecdotes. Carrie Lewman, is a brave woman who writes over on her site carrielewman.com. I’ve come to know her virtually through her participation in my September Self-Care program a year ago. She took so much away from that… Read More
I haven’t written a post in a while. I could start to tell you that I’ve been uninspired. Truthfully, I told myself that, and even believed it for a little while too, honestly. But the more I thought about it the more I realized that actually it hasn’t been from lack of inspiration. I’ve got recipes rolling out left and right (just not posted) and I’ve a steady stream of article ideas going constantly in my mind, and some even written and not shared. No what… Read More
I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all likely experienced a time (multiples really) in our lives where we had to go through the process of grieving, dredging through discomfort and healing. In that time it can often feel lonely, scary and as though we lack a sense of direction of our true path to know what direction we are headed. This month’s guest contributor goes deep into that space, otherwise known as the “hallway of hell”. This incredibly vulnerable space that we venture… Read More
There’s truth to what they say when you’re young and you have physical aches and unexplained discomfort, “oh, it’s just growing pains, they’ll go away” most people say, and they do. But what about when you’re an adult, and those pains while physical they may manifest, are rooted in emotional turmoil, can we grow out of those too? Last weekend I was on a plane heading to L.A. for my yoga teacher training and as I looked out the window over the California coast… Read More
It wasn’t a dingy dive bar; it had an old-world feel but was filled with young people. I sat at the bar and ate a burger (wrapped in lettuce mind you), listened to the live music and watched the rhythmic movements of the bartender pouring drinks. I watched as the guitarist methodically played while wrinkles on his forehead appeared with the increase in tones. A guy approached me, “have you been looking for me?” clearly I hadn’t. I laughed, I can’t tell you the last… Read More
In high school I dated a guy who I thought would be my “forever”. He was the guy that most of the girls wanted to be with, a football player, a smooth looking charmer, outwardly kind and funny. The first months of our relationship were enveloped in the honeymoon phase, still getting comfortable around each other, still trying to impress one another and ultimately understanding how to navigate this youthful time in our lives, together.
Lately, it’s been difficult for me to clear my mind, to get past the daily thoughts I have, put away the day’s work and fall asleep. Most of the time it happens at night, when I am trying to wind down and when I’m not overcome with things to keep me busy. When I just have to be… still with myself. Have I accomplished everything today? No. Did I finish all that I wanted to today? Sometimes. Am I making progress? NO (though truthfully… Read More