September 25, 2019

Balance in life is something we hear about often, and something that we constantly try to find. One day, you feel like you found some balance, then the next day, it’s gone. Where did it go? Why does this “balance” thing seem so elusive and slippery? I have found that one can find balance in a variety of ways. 

For myself, and many others, the easiest way to find balance is in the doing or changing. It is easy to look at our lives and see what needs to be changed, added, or taken away. Last school year I was working 30 hours a week as a Kita teacher, and teaching yoga classes in the afternoons/evenings. As well as trying to find time to be mom, wife, friend. Needless to say, it was too much. I knew something needed to change. The...

March 4, 2019

New life. There are a few monumental moments where I remember experiencing the miracle of new life, and new growth. The first time I experienced the change of seasons. I am a Southern California girl from Santa Barbara, where there is always growth and flowering vegetation. Then, my husband, Lee, and I moved to his home town of Portland, Oregon. It was in the Pacific Northwest where I experience the complete hibernation of the winter season: the pause of all growth with the shorter, colder, and darker days. When the change to spring began, and I saw the budding of new growth on the trees and plants, I felt a visceral reaction inside of me in celebration of this life! This new growth that is born from the darker days.

The miracl...

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