Category Archives: soul-searching

Writing + Yoga Retreat Summer 2014

The trees are a hug, all around, full green, full bloom, fresh air. This weekend, the sun shone bright over the rolling landscape. I slept with the screen door open to the woods beyond. The night brought perfect quiet and … Continue reading »

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My First Real Sadhana: 4 a.m.

Even my daughter thought I was crazy to deliberately wake before 4 a.m. to do an early yoga, meditation and prayer practice with my friend Katherine. But we’re Up North, preparing to lead a retreat focused on finding your voice … Continue reading »

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Immersion

It was cool this morning, a mere 56 degrees as the sun was climbing into the sky and I was climbing into the pool. There was not as much of a jolt as I expected when I jumped in. The … Continue reading »

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Finding Your Path: Once a Writer, Always a Writer

When I started this business, I spent the first year or two explaining to people that, while I work primarily in public relations, I’m really a writer. I’ve been in the business of public relations for seven years now, running a … Continue reading »

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When It Rains, It Pours…Literally

It was still dark when I climbed out of bed this morning to prepare for my daily swim. I had to open the bathroom window to confirm that yes, in fact, it was raining again, raining hard, raining loud, with … Continue reading »

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Getting Political

Spoiler Alert: Some of my Jewish friends may not like what I’m about to say. All week, I’ve been observing and listening and sitting with the commentary regarding the awful tragedy of the three Israeli teens who were murdered in … Continue reading »

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Excellent vs. Just OK

Somebody once told me that you can do one thing excellently, or several things just OK. It stayed with me for a long time because as my lovely late grandmother used to say, “You do too much.” Perhaps I do. … Continue reading »

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The Power of Swimming in Community

I’ve swam laps before as a means of exercise, but never looked forward to it like I do now. What’s the difference? I’m gathering with others. It’s an early morning community, as the sun rises pink in the sky, and … Continue reading »

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What’s It All For?

I know it’s cliche, but lately I’ve been wondering what it’s all for. Why do we wake up every morning, toil all day, argue with a spouse or a child, grumble about bills to pay, go to sleep at night, … Continue reading »

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The Demons in Our Heads

It’s taken me well into my 40s to learn that we can live in our hearts, or we can choose to live in our heads. Yesterday’s blog was a full-on rant about bad behavior. I’m over it. I’ve moved on. … Continue reading »

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