Healing is…

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.”   – Hippocrates Precepts, Ch. 1, as translated by W. H. S. Jones (1923) When we were small and fell from our bikes, if our knees were scraped, we knew we had to let the wound scab over so that … Continue reading

Daily Meditation: May 9th, 2012

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin One of my yoga teachers said this during class, and like the emotional Wonder Ball I occasionally am, I burst into tears as we laid in our final … Continue reading

Daily Meditation: May 8th, 2012

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.  -Albert Einstein When I get down on myself about still getting down on myself, intellectually I understand it’s pointless, yet I can’t help but dissect each and every action … Continue reading

Daily Meditation: May 7th, 2012

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you … Continue reading

A Letter From a Friend….

I understand how difficult it is to open up to someone about any sort of sexual abuse, be it harassment in the workplace or abuse from a stranger, acquaintance, friend or family member. However, I often have a difficult time comprehending how opening up can actually help and inspire the person with whom I share … Continue reading

Daily Meditation: May 4th, 2012

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb I get pretty down on myself for not having figured things out sooner. Like, not figuring out that being in pornography was destroying my chance at a healthy relationship or that it was (most times) recreating the sense of helplessness that I … Continue reading

Daily Meditation: May 2nd, 2012

When walking, walk. When eating, eat.  -Zen Proverb Living in the moment has never been an easy task for me. In fact, just this morning, I’ve already completed  my entire day. I’ve gone to a meeting, printed off papers, gone to class, filled out a vocab sheet and headed into another class. I’ve already eaten … Continue reading

Daily Meditation: May 1st, 2012

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent upon arriving.  -Lao Tzu  I struggle with perfectionism. There. I said it. I find it incredibly difficult to be anything less that what I’ve outlined “perfect” to be, and each time I come within striking distance of “perfect,” I suddenly shift my definitions and … Continue reading