When's the last time you woke up without an alarm? Planned your day without checking the weather? Ate without thinking about your weight?My life has been dictated by numbers. I've outsourced decisions about my own wellbeing to clocks, weather apps, and scales.We often wake up, not when we're rested, but when an external device rings loudly.We eat, not when… Continue reading Smashing clocks, an ode to our bodies!
How do you pick out eggs? When I buy them, I inspect them thoroughly for cracks. If I later find one slipped past me, I feel annoyed! Sunday night I dreamt all my eggs were broken, sitting in the container marinating in their liquid innards. Ugh! How did this happen?? The next day as I prepared breakfast, I wondered what the dream… Continue reading Lessons on trust from broken eggs
Last summer my dream came true! On our teeny tiny patio, Jose planted tomatoes, basil, oregano, and mint. I always wanted a garden, but I didn't pursue it because there was too much to learn. What containers and soil to use. How much sunlight and water. What if I killed them all? Overwhelmed just thinking about it,… Continue reading You don’t have to know everything to grow tomatoes
Are you a planner or more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-er? When I first discovered the joy of planning my schedule to fit in everything I loved and valued, I became hooked. I realized how much control I had to create a fulfilling life. Yet this summer when life got hard, I put so much pressure on… Continue reading A practice in trust
Last spring, after being in back-to-back relationships for a decade, I found myself single. That break-up was a long time coming but I didn't have the courage to end it. I was scared to put myself first because I didn't know who I was without someone else to love and support me. It was terrifying… Continue reading Who are you when the relationship falls away?