America Delivered: Now Let’s Ensure That The Infant Will Thrive

By |November 10th, 2020|

For months now, I have had memories surface from a time gone by. A time during which my life in a privileged/lucky bubble of naïveté was made plain, and a desire to live a more expansive, and truth-seeking life became a core personal value. This morning, I was called to […]

On Her Own Birthday: America’s Pregnant and It’s Time to Deliver

By |July 4th, 2020|

How much can really happen in one year of our lives? They say that when our ancestors were cave people, the amount that a human being cognitively processed in their lifetime was equivalent to what we process in a single day in the 21st century. Yes. Since 2020 began alone, […]

Thoughts on Yoga’s Relationship to Racism & Democracy

By |June 6th, 2020|

Don’t Be Fooled: Here’s the Truth About Yoga

You might look at the above photo and think you’re seeing “yoga.” You’re not. Yoga is actually a concept meaning “union.” It has 8 categories of experiential practice called “limbs.” Each limb explores the body, mind, breath, senses, heart, Spirit, and the way […]

Quarantine Chronicles: Walking to Keep from Dying

By |April 25th, 2020|

Since COVID-19 quarantine began, I have taken a long walk everyday. I walk from my apartment in Harlem along the Hudson River for a minimum 4.4 mile loop. I walk on cloudy days. I walk on rainy days. When I walk on sunny days, it’s as if the entire world […]

Quarantine Chronicles

By |April 9th, 2020|

Self and Community Care in the Age of a Pandemic

It feels as like an eternity has past since I last wrote a post.  Like most of you, I have spent March and April 2020 so far in quarantine due to COVID-19, disconnected from the unacknowledged pleasures that make my life recognizable […]

An Experiment: Plant-based Eating as Life-Affirming Activism

By |March 8th, 2020|

So…

I’ve been intending to explore plant-based eating for years. But I’ve been scared. Like really scared of the imagined inconvenience, the hunger pains, the fantasies about dishes that I’ve loved for forever that I can no longer eat, you name it. What most I feared had to do with time […]

Breaking and Mending on the Path to Wholehearted Love

By |February 6th, 2020|

Oh 2020. I wish I could say you’ve been on fire and that all my #blackgirlmagic is making the unfathomable happen, but January of this new year was pretty sobering, painful, in fact. Though I trust it actually will be quite wonderful eventually, it feels inauthentic to pretend that the […]

A Time to Pause

By |December 20th, 2019|

The winter holidays and the end of the year always demand a shift in my focus. They demand a more inward than outward facing gaze, a more grateful attitude than demanding, and they inspire more loving and connected relationships than disconnected. I’ve been inspired by wisdom that has arisen from […]

The Best Yoga Teachers I’ve Ever Had

By |March 12th, 2019|

I practiced yoga for 12 years before I truly understood the powerful impact it could have on my relationship to circumstances that were challenging or out of my control. Up until that point I had mostly practiced vinyasa, and meditated occasionally afterwards when I had time. Generally, I had a […]

The Suffering We Carry: Why Centering People of Color is a Critical Part of My Purpose and Work

By |February 23rd, 2019|

Dear Community,

I heard news this week about an institution that I attended many years ago that cracked my heart wide open. It is being sued by a black faculty member for racial discrimination. The news provoked sorrow and a sense of loss for my young adult self who was courageously […]