Yesterday, for the first time in 2 years of living in the same apartment, the electricity went out. Just like that.
No overuse of appliances, nothing out of the ordinary. I was making pancakes and had just started a pot of hot, freshly-ground coffee. As soon as that comforting drip began, zip.
I questioned the Universe, and my morning. “Really? Couldn’t we have waited for just one cup? Is this how the day is going to go?”
I called maintenance, checked the other rooms, and discovered that the power in one of the closets still worked.
I realized that I could do one of two things. (more…)
This week, three notable things happened in my world:
- I completed my first degree Reiki healing training with world-renowned Reiki master, author and educator, Pamela Miles;
- Ritual Care joined with Pangea Organics to bring pure, natural skin care products to the Ritual Care online shop (like these favorite products); and
- The weather here in Washington, DC on Sunday was warm, sunny and overall pretty outstanding.
So, what do these 3 things have in common? (more…)
One afternoon a couple of years ago, I walked into a tiny yoga studio for class. Everything was pretty chill: soft music played, light streamed in through the windows, yogis quietly shuffled into their chosen spots, mats neatly placed.
But after I put my own mat down and went to select some props from the borrowing shelves, I heard something I’ll never forget.
As I walked back to my space, I set down my 2 blocks, a blanket, a strap and a bolster. That’s what I heard a girl next to me whisper to her friend. (more…)
Confession: years ago, I used to watch pageants. Like, Miss America pageants.
Bigger confession: When I was a kid, I actually participated in pageants. Like, baton-twirling-for-talent sort of events.
And though both of those things are years in my past, there’s one thing I always remembered about watching pageant contestants on TV… or, rather, one thing I always remembered hearing. (more…)