So Much to Admire, to Weep Over

So Much to Admire, to Weep Over

When I woke up this morning, a blanket of fog covered everything – a rarity at this time of year in Northern Thailand. It is fitting. I am sick. My energy is very low and I feel weak. My favorite poet, Mary Oliver, has passed away at the ripe old age of 83. And...
27 Things I’ve Learned By Age 27

27 Things I’ve Learned By Age 27

Reflection on This Year I love getting older. Every year I feel more in touch with who I am, more confident, and wiser. I feel like I have a better handle on this whole “being a human” thing and I’m not fumbling around like a baby deer anymore. I know myself now more...
30 Before 30

30 Before 30

The summer I was 25, my then-26-year-old friend and yoga sister Natalie shared a practice of hers with me which has been extremely beneficial for me. This practice is to create a list, sometime in your 20s, of 30 things you want to do before you turn 30. It’s...
Engage With What Is: Reflections from India

Engage With What Is: Reflections from India

I’ve always been a “doer.” As a new therapist who thrives, for better or worse, on constant activity, I have an insatiable thirst for more knowledge and experience in my field. I spend much of my free time studying. Knowing me well after only a month...
26 Things I’ve Learned by Age 26

26 Things I’ve Learned by Age 26

I used to be apprehensive about getting older. I had this pervasive sense that my youth was running out; that very soon I would need to transform into some vague idea of what I thought a “real adult” should be. But I’ve discovered that each day I have on this earth is...