In the year of 2015, I experienced a writing drought. Life changes, depression and other factors contributed to a year-long writer’s block that I never thought I would escape. Not knowing what else to do, I threw myself into other endeavors, namely, teaching yoga. I lurked on writing groups on Facebook and felt like a […]
In 2004, two Houstonians came up with the city’s unofficial motto: Houston, It’s Worth It. In a way, #hiwi is spoken in jest. We know this city has problems. The heat. The concrete. The mosquitos. The traffic. But there is something else about Houston — something that has found its way into the hearts of […]
At the start of the year I began walking each morning to my Mysore practice. My shala is just a few blocks away from my house, which means my walk takes me through my 100-year-old neighborhood, under live oak trees so overgrown they’ve broken the sidewalks. The walk to yoga and the walk home after […]
This past weekend I spent a lot of time teaching. On Sunday late afternoon I was fresh from the lake, still covered in sunscreen and wet swim clothes, trying to decide how to spend my evening. Some friends were gathered for a barbecue, including a friend with a new baby, but I was tired and […]
I realize that I have been blogging wrong. I have kept a blog off and on since the early 2000s, and I have recently realized I have been doing it wrong the whole time. I have spent more time making the layout pretty than writing posts. I have spent more time trying to come up […]
“I write because I am a woman trying to stand up in my life. I write because to form a word with your lips and tongue or think a thing and then dare to write it down so you can never take it back is the most powerful thing I know.” — Natalie Goldberg, Writing […]
How was your 2016? Celebrity deaths and the US Election aside, I know a whole lot of people who had a really, really awful year.