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I wish I could have saved you

My dear sister, family I made the day I married, my dear cherished friend with a mother’s heart most could only ever hope to find within themselves, my dear fellow woman traveling this hard path of life, I wish I could have saved you. We saw you slipping, we knew you were sinking, yet none […]

Dear Daughter

To, My sweet and feisty girl, My tiny Wonder Woman, My Soulful Whirling Dervish, My greatest challenge, My reason to get back up, every time, My daughter, Today three years ago I held you tightly, probably a bit too tightly, knowing in my head that the day was only full of joy, only full of […]

Believing your efforts are enough, despite the slips

In Yoga there is a Niyama, an important tenet or cardinal virtue, called Ahimsa. This restraint calls for us to “cause no injury,” to do no harm. Gandhi believed, and lived, this principle. As I have contemplated Ahimsa, and its application to my life, I pondered how much harm I have done to others through […]

This Sucks. There I said it.

I’m about to do the one thing you’re not suppose to do. I’m about to tell you that sometimes when the dreams you dream come to fruition, the ones you’ve hoped, prayed, and labored for, it can suck. Yep, your dreams can suck. Don’t despair, I don’t mean to say that the dream itself sucks, […]

The things that tug at us

My dear friend (pictured here at a Rubyes Kids event she volunteers at annually), the sister I got to choose, and I have had many conversations about the things that tug at us. Those things that just won’t let go; the things that push, and push, nag and nag refusing to let us let them […]

Relationships: when your north heads south

I’ve always been in awe of those relationships that, from the outside, seem so smooth. The ones where the couple hardly argues, never snapping at one another. The ones where two people seem to have found their compass in the embodiment of the other. Me, I’ve never had one of those relationships. I suppose in […]

Life is change.

My baby is not a baby anymore. She is this incredible little human, someone I feel I can take very little credit for. Yes, I love her, squeeze her, teach her, guide her, sometimes yell at her (then berate myself after); I kiss her owies and put her in bed next to me when she’s […]