Date niiiiiight. #wonderwoman #psyched
Things got pretttttty crafty around these parts today. I might be indigo dying everything in my life from here on out, because look what we made! One of my hands is fully blue bc I can never do anything without making a mess, but totally worth it. #makersgonnamake #shiboristyle
Happy Summer Solstice, Northern Hemispereans. @nadiamunla and I made something for you. BOUNDLESS : The Retreat (link in my profile). 🌞 Today feels like the perfect day to release a thing that’s been growing inside me out into the wide world. It’s my favorite thing I’ve made in a while. It was born from my own healing journey’s unfolding this spring. After a season of quiet, internal searching and dissolving and rearranging, I burst out of my chrysalis and looked at these new wings and thought, “what now? What do I even DO with these things?” The answer came at me over and over again, from all directions and via many different voices: “Dance and breathe. Dance and breathe. DANCE. And breeeeeeeathe.” I reconnected to movement and began dancing everyday, whether alone or with others. And I began breathing. Like, REALLY breathing. Exploring my relationship with my breath, trying on different forms of meditative breathwork, eventually landing on one method that cleared my system more powerfully than anything in recent memory, learning to hold space for others to do that same breathing technique, holding breathwork healing sessions for friends and loved ones and eventually clients. Breathing and watching people breathe and being astounded by the healing power of this simple tool that connects to the very essence of our life force. I felt myself get lighter and lighter. Not because I was avoiding my *stuff*, but because I was turning towards it and working with it in a new, embodied way. And then, one day on a walk in the woods, this seed was planted in my soul: create this experience for other women. Show them how to reconnect to life itself, pulsing inside each of them. It came with a flash of vision: fire and a New Mexico setting sun and a circle of women, remembering how to hear their souls. So I called Nadia, who is hands-down my favorite teacher of embodiment and sensual movement, and together we nurtured that seed all spring. And we made this for you. It's a gathering this fall in New Mexico. A sacred time-out. A time to dance with what holds you back and breathe yourself back into remembering that you are, in fact, Boundless. Maybe it's for you?
I love traveling (through life) with this human. Somehow he gets me to the airport on time, and has space in his bag when mine is overweight, and sits with me and makes website edits while our flight is delayed, and then smiles and calls it an adventure when said flight is cancelled 🙄. Things I would never even dream to ask for, he just shows up and does. I'm learning more about loving and being loved on this life-journey-thing everyday. It's my favorite lesson of all time.
Late night still-on-West-Coast time, had-an-emotional-day, its-a-full-moon flow. Tumbled out of bed, PJ's and all, to soothe myself. Note: I am NOT a yoga teacher, and I definitely prefer to leave that to the professionals. (Of which very many extraordinary exemplars have changed my life : h/t @jayjolazar @sparell1008 @shivarea108 @alexandrawilliyoga @elizabethrowanyoga @epowell123 @greg_marzullo @sambreschi Etc etc ). But I'm just saying : body movement. If you can't sleep, before you take an Ambien, move your body. Ask what she/he needs. It's remarkable what a little inhale exhale streeeetch can do. Niiiiiiight. #fullmoonproblems
For the second time in two months, I'm back in Georgia for an unexpected / important / sad / special thing. Tonight I sat by the river and just thought about how life hands us these opportunities to show up. To put the other important things on pause and gather together in our messy not-knowingness and grieve and realize, with shaky bravery, that we're N E V E R actually in control. And through our tears we can say thank you for these things too, because they remind us of everything *actually* important. Life, while we're in it. And then these clouds happened, and I thought you should see them. #griefaspraise