• Stories of my life,  Working with Stuff

    Working With Stuff Live – The Yoga Festival

    We interrupt our (un)-scheduled programming to bring you… Working With Stuff Live! In this post I am not going to explain things. I am going to work with my stuff and come up with strategies for this festival I am going to over the weekend. This might be as good a time as any to tell you that it’s possible and useful to “work with your stuff” before you do something challenging. It helps. A lot. It helps you *ease into* the challenge, and it helps you being present and learn useful things *during* the challenge. And so we begin – Working With Stuff Live (from now on, these will…

  • My Thoughts on the World,  Working with Stuff

    On being single and learning to “be OK on your own first”

    Argh. ARGH, I say! I feel like I want to blow up through this bullsh!t. Let’s get a few things straight. This whole “you have to be OK on your own first” is part of what we shall call… “The Single Story” that the world of woo seems particularly keen on. The Single Story goes like this. “First you are single. Then you acquire the magical superpower of self-love and you learn to feel happy being on your own. You learn to love your single life. And then poof! You find someone. Like magic.” The world of woo… Bless it. It’s made up of humans, and humans always find a…

  • Working with Stuff

    New Year Ritual – Forgiveness and Wishing

    Well… New Year’s Eve is definitely upon us. Just a few more hours… I have so much stuff around New Year’s Eve. I really struggle. So I did what I do best: I wrote and processed it. And it helped. These are the “pearls” of what came out. I wanted to find my own “End of 2013” ritual. And my own “Hello 2014” ritual. Remembering the good (because it was there) and respecting the horrible (because it was there too) Let’s see… Permission: the key to doing this and looking back on 2013 “I don’t have to be all positive. I can if I want to, but I don’t have…

  • Working with Stuff

    Your Sacred Needs

    I want to share with you this quote by Charles Eisenstein, on an interview for “Humans are not Broken”. He’s a fantastic political writer / philosopher / mindfulness person. (My description, not his). He has a truly revolutionary approach to “politics” and in this particular case, to food. “When I eat really fresh good food… Sometimes I eat something that’s really good, really high quality, like sacred food, and I’m like “WOW, this is what we’re missing… and lacking this, no wonder people over eat”. It’s like they are vaccuming up everything in hope of finding this. Maybe we’re living in this incredible poverty, and the illusion of incredible abundance.…