Emotional Overload

As I write this, I put my feet on the ground, and I feel tingling on the soles of my feet. Unexpectedly, a strong, emotional wave rises up from my belly, joins this tingle and moves through my entire body. I feel my heart try to squeeze around the feeling, and I have to take…
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The tale of a wrinkle ~ an old body story

“What stories does your body tell?” This was the writing prompt that arrived in my inbox yesterday morning. Which story will open up what I need? Quite honestly, I had no idea where to begin. Which story would free me? Which story would show me qualities I have hidden or unleash old beliefs that no…
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An Inspiration to Move + Movement Practice

This past month, I committed to doing a movement practice every day for 30 days, no matter what. Through this practice, I opened up buried wounds, healed chronic pains, challenged stiff beliefs and found the power in keeping a promise I made to myself. I also deepened my awareness that movement is absolutely essential to life. In fact, it is…
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Healing old hurts to our hearts

When I was 16 years old, I suffered my first deep-cutting heartbreak. I’d been hanging out with Scotty for 3 months by then. We’d gone to the high school dance together, exchanged small clusters of flowers, and even dressed in matching tones of sky blue. Every time I saw him, I’d burst out in a…
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Indomitable Spirit

When I was 23, I was put on a jury for the first time. It was a fairly straightforward case. The guy had been caught in the process of stealing a car battery; hood of the car open, body bent over, pulling the battery out, when the police strolled onto the scene. In the deliberation…
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