Breaking through Shame

It’s been 2 months to the day since my sister left this world. A lot has changed in those two months. Clearly my sister’s absence alone¬†is a huge change, but her loss has initiated a chain of other changes in my life. Since graduating and passing the bar in 2013, I had been practicing as […]

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Healing

Last night, on my way home from dinner I heard an author on NPR say something really beautiful about grieving and losing someone. I wish I could remember his name, and I certainly can’t remember his words exactly, but I’ll do my best. He said that maybe we aren’t meant to heal when we lose […]

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No, I’m not Okay.

My sister died Friday March 4, 2016. She had been battling addiction since 2009. I don’t think anyone ever wins that battle, but my sister found sobriety last year after a true fight. She made peace with her family and mostly with herself. I am proud of her. She’s gone now, and while she has […]

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Move

  Last night I was DOG TIRED when I got to FLETC (federal law enforcement training center) to teach yoga. I wanted to lay down and go to sleep. That really was not an option so instead I put on some tunes and MOVED. I started doing some fun yoga, and getting my blood flowing […]

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Stuck

I remember on one of our family trips to Disneyworld, I was dying to go on this Star Wars simulated ride (yes yes I love Star Wars). Before we got on, my dad made sure to ask the ride attendant what kind of space there was on the ride; were there windows; could he get […]

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Fake it till’ you make it

How many times have you heard that saying, “fake it till’ you make it” or some variation? I have several times, and I even give myself the advice in some form, and follow it whether I mean to or not. It’s the idea if I just keep smiling, even if I’m miserable then eventually the […]

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