Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt.

While in medical school, I heard the phrase “a good surgeon is sometimes wrong, but never in doubt” often quoted. I realize that this mantra most certainly has it’s role in surgery—a place where debating the diagnosis and course of action means potentially delaying emergently life-saving treatment. By not being able to immediately decide whether

Loving What Is By Loving What’s Come Before.

I can’t say this better, so I won’t. The details of childhood experiences aren’t mine, but the imprints are the same. The triggers are different, but the struggles are universal. “I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m broken. Not in a sad way, just in an it-is-what-it-is kind of way. Life happened and

A Response to “Low Self-Esteem, Narcissism & the Need for Perfection”

Below is a response I received to my recent post regarding the continuum of mental health and the intersection of self-worth, narcissism and perfectionism. This woman’s words provide such a powerful example of how the need for perfection sneaks its way into our lives, shaping us–literally (in this case) and figuratively–without us even realizing it. It

Does Donation-Based = Free?

“So you run an entirely donation-based yoga organization?” My “yes,” is usually then quickly followed up by a surprised look and a “Wow, don’t people take advantage of that?” My answer is always the same—“Maybe, but how would I know?” If I tell people “Show up, practice yoga with me and pay what you’re able,”