Category: Feminine Wisdom

Traveling with Jesus and Persephone

When I was pregnant with Cole I imagined how powerful I would feel when I gave birth. I pictured myself heavy with the strength of a goddess. I was not prepared for the emotional reality of that companion. I may have looked like I…

Dancing in the Dark

Last week the Facebook algorithm asked me if I cared to remember this post from four years ago. Due to waking up too early in the morning I’ve started doing my practice in the dark, next to my bed. If you’ve never done yoga…

Verbiage

“Give yourself a little Grace,” said my friend Callie. Callie and I were sitting on the couches at the Y last week talking about our mutual insanity. I was feeling tired and depressed. She was feeling pregnant. I’d had a difficult week. I hadn’t…

Getting to Yes

In the summer of 2011 I watched the Adam Sandler movie Grown Ups a dozen or more times. I craved it almost as much as I crave chocolate. Why? Because watching the family dynamics was helping me name a longing I didn’t understand. Throughout…

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