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I Am Not My Illnesses

In yogic philosophy there is the concept of the known and the knower, or the field and the farmer. You observe your body, your mind, and your thoughts, but you know that is not who you are. The knower, your true self, is a soul with an inner, divine light who sees your body, mind… Continue reading I Am Not My Illnesses

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Namaste: The Light In Me Recognizes and Admires the Light that Shines in You

Image by feelgoodjunkie from Pixabay I finished my first week of yoga school yesterday, and already it has been an enlightening experience. For one thing, it expanded on the idea of what the path to a higher consciousness is/heaven/God is -- and that is love. Love for yourself, devotion to love, which leads to love… Continue reading Namaste: The Light In Me Recognizes and Admires the Light that Shines in You

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I Started Yoga School: My Longtime Yoga Teacher Training Goal Realized as a Spoonie 200 YTT Yoga & Ayurveda Center

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Before I developed chronic pain, I had a host of mental health disorders. Two biggies were dissociation and anxiety. I would bump into people walking around in public, duck out of hallways to be met by a face too flustered to apologize (and not sure to apologize). Not to mention… Continue reading I Started Yoga School: My Longtime Yoga Teacher Training Goal Realized as a Spoonie 200 YTT Yoga & Ayurveda Center

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Unlearning Internalized Ableism

While writing my book, Wedding Planning for Spoonies, I realized how ableist I was despite having a disability. Even the subtitle of the OG cover shows that. I have had a debilitating mental health disorder for 17 years, and chronic pain for 1 followed by extreme GI issues for 4. Each night I would vomit.… Continue reading Unlearning Internalized Ableism

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Persistence

You know those pain flares when you end up crying? Yeah, I just pulled through one of those. I think it was the Saharan dust storm. But I don't want to just complain. It's more of an explanation of why I've been gone for so long, in case anyone noticed. I became a Super Contributor… Continue reading Persistence

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Trust Issues

My husband and I are working towards reuniting, and I've been opening up to him about issues I have with myself. One is that as far back as I can remember, I never felt deserving of love, not even my mother's. He asked if that was why I had trust issues. I said yes. We… Continue reading Trust Issues

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Why I Take Selfies

Today, I had to take steroids. For the third time this week I ended up walking around the house using my wedding cane. It was terrible but the steroids helped and I’m keeping my legs elevated. Another thing about today and the other days of the week I’ve used a mobility aid, whether I’ve left… Continue reading Why I Take Selfies

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A Bear Holding a Shark

I have never been a loyal person. For all of my life I've been the lone wolf type - and I happened to marry a lone wolf. It's not that I didn't try to be a team player, it's just that I always found myself ushered off to the side to fend for myself. And… Continue reading A Bear Holding a Shark