I dreamed of adventures with my daughters, creative journeys indulged, meaningful meditation, and perhaps a little magic. But instead I got addiction, arguments, finally a confession, and now a slow lurch toward recovery.
Exercise changes how we cope with stress and how we communicate with our partners and children. Because we've done something good for ourselves, we become less resentful and overwhelmed. Removing excuses about exercise is an example I can set for my children.
Don’t wait to tell someone how much you love them for fear of rejection; don’t not say how you feel for you’re unsure how it will be received; don’t avoid calling for worry your intentions may be questioned.
As with all of life, I’ve learned that improv dance is a slow process -- a building up of small steps to ultimately become comfortable to embrace the free-flow movement without inhibition, in order to create something strong, deep and beautiful.
The people you deem emotionally strong, comforting presences, are that way because they spend time within cultivating these parts of themselves. It takes a lot of work, and it’s not a group effort. It’s something that they must do for themselves.
Tall doesn’t equate to trust. Charming doesn’t equate to honest. A good job doesn’t equate to a good life. All of these things sound great in theory, but I’ve learned that the more I know, the less I realize I actually know.
This New Moon is a time to really process what has been happening, and allow it to move you forward to fullness. It is up to you to transcend darkness, to use what you've learned to guide you to happiness.
Despite my loneliness, I’ve found camaraderie in characters of books, catharsis in the lyrics of all the sad songs, comfort in brushstrokes -- the brilliant way chiaroscuro makes the light in an oil painting come to life.