A Mantra for Reclaiming Your Magic

(as seen on elephant journal) Last week, the most perfect synchronisticly timed message toppled into my inbox from one of my heroines-mentors-guide-with-a-torch, Danielle Laporte. Choose Magic over the mundane. When I first read it, I thought, this is the mantra of my life. I am a type four in the enneagram, and my four-ness holds deep disdain of mundanity and…

She Changed the Way We Think of Activism… Forever

(as seen in elephant journal) Tonight, as I watched the video of Bree Newsome taking down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina, tears stung my eyes and my heart broke open. Everyone knew the flag had to come down. It was—at best—a thorn stuck in the hearts of those who mourned the nine churchgoers who were murdered on June 17th,…

The Power of Prenatal Yoga

(as seen in elephant journal) Something uncoils inside of me as I rest my strong, round, tired body onto the mat. My muscles feel pulled, tight, lethargic, but as I stretch them and breathe, I feel the first inklings of renewal and prana, life force, reawakening. It isn’t simply that my body is opening like a blossom—it’s also that many older…