Fill me up, Lord

"You will seek me, & find me when you seek me w/ all your heart," God says. But that is not the whole story. I'm not just a searcher. I'm also a hider. You too. We have to come face-to-face w/ our tendency to hide, to get lost. ~John Ortberg, Love Beyond Reason

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Resurrection Day

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday! May the hope & joy of His resurrection resonate in your heart today & everyday.

Friday, April 08, 2011

The Yoga of Fat-Burning?

A local yoga studio just posted the following link -

"Think yoga is just for stretching and toning? Think again! The Top 5 Fat-Burning Yoga Poses! Can yoga help you burn calories and lose weight? Sure it can! Here are five poses to help you burn fat and tackle weight loss with a positive attitude, plus four yoga styles to help you stay fit."

I definitely don't do yoga to burn fat.

I do yoga to quiet my mind & to connect with my body.
Yoga is "prayer in motion" for me.

If fat-burning is an outcome, wonderful.

But, if one focuses on the fat-burning aspect, you miss out on the deeper levels of this amazing practice.

There is so much focus on the external body out in the marketplace.
The yoga studio for me is where I focus on the internal.
Definitely a counter-cultural shift for some.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Eating as a path of Yoga

"As important as the food we eat,
if not more so,
is the manner in which we eat.

Any activity in which we engage semiconsciously,
without attentiveness,
merely perpetuates our unconscious patterns
& thus our condition of unenlightenment & suffering.

This holds true also of the way in which we consume our food."
THE PATH OF YOGA by Georg Feuerstein

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I'm not waiting...

I have conversations with people from time to time about what I'm doing in my life in the present and in the past -since college maybe. I get comments like "That's crazy." "I could never do that." "You're so brave."

I'm not repeating this to compliment myself.

I guess I have just gotten to the point in my life where I am not waiting around any longer.

I'm not going to wait to hiking in Vermont until one of my friends is ready to do so. I'm not skipping seeing that movie in the theaters because none of my friends want to see it.

If there's something I really want to accomplish in my life, I have to be willing to do it alone.

And it's not brave. It's about living your life, and making every moment count.
It's about fulfilling what needs to be done in order to live the life you want.

It may be breaking a mold, but someone has to be the first. Usually, people come along and follow.

But, I just can't wait for the followers.

And so, I tread on making my own path.

As Bhagavan Das said, "Be. Here. Now."

Thursday, March 24, 2011

My 1st Twitter Chat

I had a fun, but frustrating time at the Intuitive Eating (#ended) twitter chat yesterday. I could read what the participants were saying, but everytime I added my 2cents, those thoughts were not posted. I don't know what I did wrong. Help?

Anyway, Evelyn Tribole, co-author of the groundbreaking "Intuitive Eating," was the featured guest.

She shared that she is working on the third edition of "Intuitive Eating:, and it should be available by the end of 2011.

Two other tidbits:
Three Intuitive Eating obstacles are: Distraction, self-care, & body-appreciation.
"Self-Care means: Setting Boundaries. Getting enough sleep. Saying no."

Do you feel the love? For yourself? For your physical body?

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tip-toeing off the mat

I went to yoga 5 times in the last week. It's been a beautiful thing. Not every moment, but over all, I look back with pride and admiration of myself and the person I am becoming and am.

I think I am very tired of hiding. But, it's so scary to peek out under all these layers of physical & emotional weight.

But maybe it's time to continue to take that yoga off of the mat, if even for just a moment.

How are you living your yoga? How are you revealing your true self?


Saturday, February 26, 2011


So I've been dating a lot lately...
not boys unfortunately,
but trying out new situations, new places and spaces.

I've been a tourist to new ways of doing things.
Things I disagree with.
Philosophies that make me go.. Whah?

So much I resonate with,
and the rest?

I leave behind.

Commitment phobe? Probably.
But my life is fun
as a
tourist and habitual dater.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Be a participant!

Slow and steady wins the race. Even though there is no winner.

I almost typed "Slow and steady runs the race."
A typo yes,
but actually that's what life is about...
running & participating.

God created us with internal,
in born signals
that tell us when we are hungry and satisfied.

Unfortunately, we have learned to tune them out.
But when we are still,
and when we listen,
we can relearn them.

So excited for my journey.