Practice vs. Routine

People tell me sometimes that they don’t really feel like they have a yoga practice, or a writing practice.  “I mean, I have this thing I do where most days I stretch or I write in my journal but… I don’t feel like it counts.” Read on for the “three P’s” that I think make […]

Lessons from a blackberry bush

A blackberry bush only gives berries on its second-year canes. Meaning: the stalks that grow this summer will not bear fruit until next. And the canes that are covered in berries this year? They will never produce again. You’ll have to cut them down. Make space for the new. And what I want to say […]

How to untangle

Lives are so complicated. Each day of your life you play so many roles, have so many competing priorities for your time, your attention, your energy. All the basic life stuff — laundry, dishes, bills, obligations — and the career stuff — and the family stuff — and trying to have a social life — […]

Getting from point A to point B

I used to be obsessed with this question: how did you get from point A to point B? Where point A is knowing you want a thing, and point B is having achieved a life immersed in it. Aspiring writer to publishing author. Would-be inventor to patent, production, and profit. Cooking enthusiast to professional chef. […]

Knowing is different than consuming

Why do you need a practice? Because practice is how you get information from OUT THERE to IN HERE. Meaning in YOU. Think about something you know. Like, know so well it feels like a no-brainer. (Interesting phrase, hm?) Tying your shoes? Climbing stairs? Boiling water? Maybe even things that for other people would be […]