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REST IN PEACE

The following is for my fellow yogis AKA Love Warriors in teacher training with me at Power Yoga of Cape Cod (even if you aren’t a yogi there is value in reading the post!) Fellow yogis, calling hours will be held tomorrow at 8:30 am in Dennisport, MA followed by a celebration of life at 9:15 am led by Jill Abraham. For the past 7 months we have witnessed death and may I say it has been absolutely beautiful. We have held space for one another, quietly watching as masks have been removed and buried; as lies have been laid to rest; and as old ways of being slowly fade away just like  ...

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HOW TO BE A WARRIOR

The word warrior is getting a lot of of use these days. Can’t imagine why…just can’t seem to put a finger on it (so she says with just a smidge of sarcasm). Could it just be because people are starting to wake the H – E – double hockey sticks up!?! I mean look around people! We live in a fake it till you make it, numbed out, distracted society. The most recent study I read at the end of last year states one in six Americans take some kind of psychiatric drugs — mostly antidepressants. I myself used to be a consumer of Zoloft. As unconscious as the world may  ...

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KEEP DOING THIS…

It has been a year now since I signed a legally binding form terminating my job. I voluntarily walked away with 2 weeks pay and not a clue of who I was or what I had become. What would I be trading my scrubs & stethoscope for? I had absolutely no idea. It took MORE than just the trauma of my brother’s accident. It took MORE than witnessing his death. It took YEARS and YEARS of watching people die to wake me up. It sounds crazy but the fact of the matter is we all have our own timeline. Our own unique path. You will never walk in my shoes; nor will I ever stand in yours. But we  ...

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TURTLE SPEED

A sneak peek at the rough draft of the first paragraph of Part II of my book, “I CHOOSE ME – BREAKDOWN TO BREAKTHROUGH” Just sent 1,600 words over to my editor … slow & steady … just like a turtle…   So where do YOU begin? Just how do YOU transform yourself? Well my friend I have phenomenal news. There is no need to run out and spend any money. There is no need to be pre-approved. YOU; my dear; begin right where YOU are. So where exactly are you? Where you are will look completely different from where your neighbor is. Whether you are a stay at  ...

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Tom Brady made me do it …

If nothing else…I hope this inspires you … Twice a month I volunteer at Cameron’s House which is a sober home for women about 20 miles North of where I live. I witnessed so many people lose their battle with addiction when I worked at New England Organ Bank which is why I felt called to be of service to these women.   Every time I leave Cameron’s House and get in the car to drive home my cup runneth over. My heart is full of joy. I feel so grateful to be a part of supporting these women in recovery. It’s amazing to see their strength and to look them in the  ...

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HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

Would you agree that things are happening all the time in this world? 24/7. 365 days a year. People are getting married. They are getting divorced. There are babies being born and babies dying. There are car accidents and flat tires. There are the helping hands of strangers and the nameless financial contributors. Even on a small scale, things are happening. ALL. THE. TIME. Just this morning my kindergartner spilled his cup of milk and then he spilled his cereal. I came home from preschool drop off to a surprise gift from an anonymous person in our mailbox. Good, bad, or indifferent  ...

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ARE YOU ALMOST READY?

Whacking my way through this book … here’s a sneak peek at a rough excerpt… …there were these things I wanted. It was a constant nagging, aching feeling. I wanted to create something of my own SO badly. I wanted maximum health and happiness. I wanted freedom. Who the hell DOESN’T want that stuff? What I wanted was a beautiful, bold, and juicy life. It was so deep of a desire that I chose this as my brand name. Why? Simply, because life is too short to live any other way. It was at this point when the real, good shit began. The exquisite and juicy work. The  ...

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THIS MAN

Yesterday I went to an amazing conference entitled “The Habits of Stress-Resilient People.” It was sponsored by the Institute for Brain Potential and given by psychologist Dr. Dennis Marikis. We covered topics such as resilience, empathy, stress, mindfulness, and vulnerability. I had signed up in order to get some continuing education credits for my nursing license, but what I got in return was priceless.  You know when you get to laugh, cry, be humbled, and inspired you are getting some good shit. And that was only the first six hours of my day! After the conference ended I  ...

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WARNING – F bomb ahead

Getting close to finishing the first draft of my book! Giving you a sneak peek of an unedited excerpt. I CHOOSE ME Breakdown to Breakthrough   I didn’t even see it coming. I was having the best time of my life (or so I thought I was). Hell, it was December in Massachusetts, Christmas Day actually, and we were outside enjoying the unseasonably warm and sunny weather. It was 65 degrees and there we stood in flips flops drinking mimosas. Our neighbors congregated in our driveway for an impromptu holiday gathering. The champagne corks flew and oysters were being shucked. Our two  ...

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LOOKING AT THIS MAY CHANGE YOUR LIFE

I read Hayley Hengst’s blog post the other day. It really resonated with me. It inspired me. I respect, appreciate, and applaud those who publicly share their experiences. I ask that you do the same. It takes courage to share. I re-read the post. I felt like I was reading about parts of my past self – the tired, grieving person who chose to look at life through a foggy lens. I printed the post out and feverishly started making notes; inspired to share the picture I now choose to see from a new lens. Every stage of life is hard. It’s hard for a baby to learn to crawl.  ...