Your Bite

Jane knocks on the door with her wing. She’s my friend, the mourning dove. We are about to hop in the tub together. I am 8-years-old and wearing my favorite bathing suit; the one that’s white with green strips. I have deep set eyes that always look like I’m up to something mischievous. [...]

Your Bite2022-02-07T21:40:34+00:00

Three Profound Words

In the summers, I swam for Rally Aquatics Swim Club at Kings College five mornings a week from 8:00 – 10:00. I was ten years old. It was a big deal. Each day, our coach, Mr. Shaughnessy, wheeled a chalkboard out to the middle of the pool deck, and I’d start to get [...]

Three Profound Words2022-03-14T20:37:52+00:00

Next Step

I settle in with myself and ask, “Do you know where you’re headed?” “Yes.” “What’s your next step?” I peruse the checklist. Have I taken care of my human self? Am I hydrated? Oxygenated? Have I meditated? Is my space clean and decluttered? Do my clothes celebrate my fullest expression? Once affirmed, I [...]

Next Step2021-06-08T15:11:31+00:00

Neutrality

Lately, I initiate my yoga practice by standing off the mat with heels grazing its top boundary and toes aiming north. Methodically, I circle its perimeter twice in each direction, pausing at the center to invoke the space. A sense of safety moves through the soles of my feet, balancing my pelvic halves. [...]

Neutrality2021-04-21T15:16:41+00:00

Cross-Reference

“No,” my surgeon responded after I asked if a cross-legged seat would be fully accessible to me after my surgery. “No,” my physical therapist responded when asked if I would be able to achieve a child’s pose. At my one-year post-op visit last week, I sat on the table and demonstrated the full [...]

Cross-Reference2021-04-01T20:51:19+00:00
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