Category Archives: Letting Go

Abandoning Hope and Beginning Again

(***AUTHOR’S NOTE:*** There are three and a half years between this post and the one that follows it. I took a little break from writing. Just a heads up so you know all this is well behind me now, and I’m … Continue reading

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New Year’s Revelations

Massage therapists, we worry about burning out our hands. In school, we are greeted with a barrage of horror stories: tendonitis, carpal tunnel, ganglian cysts. And sure enough, the first six months I was in practice, I had tingling from … Continue reading

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Yoga for Holiday Stress

I’m not sure when I fell out of love with the holidays, but if I had to pin it down, I’d say it was the year of the collage magnets. I was in my mid-twenties, living with friends in Seattle, … Continue reading

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A Stress Free Manifesto

Manifestos like the ones pictured here make me so tired. I feel like they’re yelling at me.  “Hey you!” they cry. “Stop whatever it is you’re doing right now and start LIVING YOUR LIFE, for goodness sake! Carpe Diem! Seize … Continue reading

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The Limits of Limitless Healing

At fourteen years old, my spouse, Joy was the victim of a catastrophic accident while riding her bicycle. Her face bore the brunt of the impact on the street. The left side of her face was scraped off by the … Continue reading

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We’re all going to die! Now try and relax.

I recently received a snippet of newsletter from a yoga studio suggesting that as your yoga practice progresses, you might want to swap corpse pose (the reclined relaxation at the end of asana practice) for a sitting meditation. This, the … Continue reading

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Home Security System

Owning a home is more work than I thought. The effort required to raise money for a mortgage versus rent, to call a contractor versus a landlord, shines a daily light on how much energy is required to support this … Continue reading

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