I teach yoga and mindfulness. I write. I am mama to my baby girl juno.
I find life strangely beautiful and beautifully strange. I have days where I have my shit together and days where it's hitting the fan and firing right into my face. I’ve come to realise that it what we call being a human.
Since I was young I have always been interested in health and wellness, in how we overcome and the fierce power of the human spirit. On the flip-side, this has led to an interest in how and why we suffer. I explore this a lot in my writing as well as in my life.
I like to think I know a thing or two about people and being. I also like to think that I know nothing at all about anything. Both have their merits.
I am an empath with a propensity for self-depreciation and a familial tendency for mental health issues who has had her fair share of life's challenges. I am also pretty skilled at post-meltdown self-reflection (beacuse nobody can self-reflect DURING a meltdown), which has allowed me to shed a lot of light. I have had try hard at things and this is what gives me gentleness and understanding.
Loving myself fully, being nobody but myself, is something I work on. Something I believe we all have to work on. It's not easy but when we crack it, oh-my it's just the most beautiful thing.
There are many things I want. Half a dozen sausage dogs, a partner who always puts the toilet seat down, a mind that never turns on me, to remember to floss...
But mostly, I just want to come straight from the heart - in all that I am and do.
a few more little (random) things
You don't need to know these things but hey it can’t hurt...
I speak to my dogs in a weird voice and I press on their noses with my finger. Don't ask. If you ever get to witness this consider yourself VERY lucky.
I am an introvert. I spent a long time fighting this but now I know introverts are cool af.
I often doubt myself. I’d say I have an existential crisis at least once per week.
I used to have bulimia but I don't any more, which is a good thing because it wasn't much fun.
I have been depressed (and medicated). I've also been depressed and unmedicated, which was a heck of a lot worse.
My 3-year old self once asked my dad why his bald friend had 'skin on his head'. I just didn't understand and needed answers. I've always been a deep thinker, you see.
I struggle with decisions. It runs in my family. I've written this section about 10 times or more and I'm really not sure if any of this will make it into the final edit.
Tin openers that don't work send me to the edge.
My biggest struggle (besides decisions and tin openers that don't work) is being vulnerable. Just because I regularly sketch my heart out on these pages doesn't mean that I find this stuff easy. I do not. But I believe in self-expression and catharsis and I know its necessary and important. Plus I just repeatedly say 'F*CK IT' to myself .
things i believe in
The kindness of strangers, that hard work pays off, the power of sharing our truth, giving ourselves a break, dogs, dark chocolate, adversity breeds strength, yoga, barefeet, devotion, being real, smiles, forgiveness, turmeric.