All posts tagged: thoughts

2016: One Beautiful Mess

  I am writing this after a walk and an online yoga session with my teacher, Annie Carpenter. My mind is still and my body at rest. The constant barrage of thoughts and worries have subsided and settled like little flakes at the bottom of a snow globe. On January 1, I was asked to think of one word to focus on for 2016. Of course, my immediate thought was “what’s a word that would cause some sort of improvement?” There must be a word to make me better, right? That’s what New Years Resolutions are all about! But, the inner experiences I have been through this month have urged me to see this concept of intention and focus through a different spiritual lense. I continue to wrestle with perfectionism. God bless. Sometimes I think this is my most important life lesson!  This week it was brought to light in a variety of ways…when I put sink dish soap in the dishwasher and bubbles exploded everywhere, when I lost out on a job, and when a …

Why Modern Feminists Are #NotTakenSeriously

Equality is a feat that women have been working towards for years; we are constantly evolving through waves of feminist activists who bravely fight for our rights.   We are women and we want to be taken serious.  We wanted to vote, we made it happen.  We wanted to work outside of the home, we made it happen.  We want to be seen as strong, independent women, and every day we work to make that happen.  We have come so far, yet we haven’t quite made it to the finish line.  Equal pay, equal opportunities, we simply want equality where equality is deserved.  We are women so here us roar!    ..right?  Or are we growling so loudly that we are scaring everyone who can hear us? FEMINISTS are not.  EXTREMISTS are. I have been hesitant in the past to call myself a feminist.  I would hear the word and visualize women burning their bras and marching around DC naked.  I would think about women who refuse to wear dresses and women who hate men.  I …

Thought of the Week

If you want to be a force for good, then you must expose yourself to the bad. This thought entered my mind after listening to the news the other morning.  Day after day of absorbing all the disturbing headlines had gotten to me. I’ve gone through brief fazes before when I simply didn’t read or listen to the news because I had gotten so down about it.  Feeling like, what can I do?  The problems in the world, in our country, in our own cities, are so great and complex that it can feel pointless to even ponder them.  Or at least it can sometimes drag you down into a vortex of negative thoughts.  But here’s the thing… If you do have a desire, a little flame inside of you burning bright, to make some kind of positive impact on humanity (even if it’s teeny tiny), then in order to do so I think it’s imperative to be aware of the bad in the world.  The negative, unhappy, uncomfortable things that humanity imposes on one another.  Because without being …