Feeling weary? We all should and that’s the sign of change. Don’t let up on the gas pedal.
Please find the link to my June Subscriber Letter I sent out yesterday in my bio where I share my thoughts on the current times. I have been silent on the business front yet vocal with my support to end this racial injustice. I’ll be back soon with more helpful tools for health and wellness but this hasn’t felt like the time to promote anything but what matters most - black lives and the support and fight for equity, love and their freedom.
Please swipe left to see resources I have gathered where you can start educating yourself, taking action and also donating. I know many of you are already doing these things and I can only hope we will all keep going. Even when you’re weary. Our black friends have been weary for far too long. It’s our turn. This is not a time to seek comfort or to turn away because it’s too much. We must lean into the pain and do the work ourselves.
Sending you all so much love and strength. Let’s hold our black friends and community close, let’s amplify their voices. Let’s support their businesses. Let’s show them we’re in this fight for the long-haul. We’re at the starting line of an ultra marathon. Ready?
For my earthly soul, still here with my feet firmly on hard ground, these dates will sit with me until I take my last breath.
My father, from which I came, no longer graces this planet in the visual form I have come to know for my entire life, but he is still here. I can see him in my own face, in the air I breathe, in the way I write, in my emotions, in the clouds and in every dog I see. I see him staring back at me from the eyes with which I see.
My dad was a unique human. He was special in ways that can be a bit complex to describe as he was one complicated man. I’ve never met another person that cared as hard and deep as he did. He was always helping someone find a missing loved one, handing out $20 bills all over Seattle on Thanksgiving night, chasing down speeders in the neighborhood flashing his reserve officer badge, rescuing an animal.
He had a bleeding heart and he couldn’t bear that he couldn’t save everyone in the world. He most certainly would try even if he knew he would never succeed.
He was incredibly smart, intolerably stubborn and had a sense of humor that was just inappropriate enough to send you to your knees in a fit of laughter.
He’s an Air Force veteran.
A father of 5.
A reserve police officer.
A race car driver.
A massive animal lover.
A devoted friend.
This world lost a hero yesterday. You suffered greatly for the better part of 10 years and it was cruel and so seemingly unfair. What you endured, I am beyond sorry for. I am comforted knowing that you are no longer suffering in mind or body.
Bask in your new-found freedom, dad. It’s yours. We are ok. You taught us well, and we will teach our children well because of you. We will wear our seatbelts, always look both ways through intersections, we will be giving and kind and we will keep our animals safe.
Enjoy the view from where you are and keep showing up. I can feel you. Please stay close.
From the man who coined the term “you’re a good human”…dad, you are the BEST human and earthly life just won’t be quite the same without you. You were my first true love and I’m forever yours.
Some destinations take us a bit longer to get to than we want, but they are usually the best ones! I’ve been on my yoga journey on and off for 20 years when I took my first Bikram class (and swore I died!), and consistently over the last 5 years. I battled severe migraines from hot yoga which is the only reason I had inconsistencies over the years but loved it so very much I found a way to work through and overcome.
Since I took my first class I have dreamt of leading a class one day.
I start an accelerated, fully online intensive 200 hour teacher training next week with @beluminousyoga and I can’t tell you how excited I am (I believe there are a few more spots open if you want to join me!). This journey, this destination has been calling to me for over a decade and it’s finally here.
Yoga for me is church. It’s my safe place. My place of personal growth, development of mind-body awareness and strength and it’s my sanctuary for shedding the layers of life and showing up confidently as my most authentic self. It’s my place to let it all go. To cry, to laugh, to feel touched by something greater, mightier and holier than anything on this earth.
Yoga has brought me back from depths I didn’t think I could climb out of and sent me to heights I couldn’t imagine. It has been a steadfast and always ready friend.
I do not take this transition from student to teacher lightly. A yoga instructor is present and holding sacred space for many. It will be a true honor to take part in this act and guide others through a process of transformation one class at a time. I have had the privilege of being led by some of the best in two local studios and learned so much from them 🙏🏼. I don’t know exactly where this road will take me yet, but I’m not worrying about my final destination with this one...I’m just going to enjoy the journey wherever it may go.
Just a reminder, it’s never too late to embark on something new!
Now, to start reading 😅. I may be a bit MIA for the next month, but I’ll be back a new human, I’m sure!
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