Tag: happiness

Permission to be everything, including happy

Lately when I’ve been out and about in the world and run into people that I know they ask me how I am and when I say, “Great! I’m really good, thank you. How are you?” sometimes I sense that my reply takes them off guard. I have noticed that there’s sometimes a lingering pause …

Standing at the intersection of Here and There

Two years after GR’s death, I find myself at a crossroads in my grieving process for him. There is a passage from Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking that echoes often in my mind lately. She writes,“I know why we try to keep the dead alive: we try to keep them alive in order …

Grounded in light even in the dark

I have seen dark things, but I am not darkness. I lie propped up on the bolster on my yoga mat so that my head is above my heart. My shoulders are back, my chest is expanded, my heart is open. “On your inhale, visualize white light filling your spine from the crown of your …

When the rain washes you clean you’ll know

Recently I keep hearing the song “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, either on Sirius in my car or on Spotify. The song is obviously known for being about the dissolution of Stevie Nicks’ relationship with Lindsey Buckingham, but I read an interview with her where she also says, “I always put something at the end that …