“We want them to have an experience of God”, she said. She being, my mentor, coach, and teacher and founder of Embody, Nadia Munla. If you go to her website you will be greeted with an invitation to embody your pleasure, power, and play. Those are beautifully alliterated ways for your mind to wrap itself … Continue reading The sacred version of embodiment
Food. Faith. Feminine. These words keep boomeranging back to me. Five or so years ago they were on my website as the placeholders for the women that I wanted to help. Then I gave myself a reality check / had a self-doubt driven panic attack that I couldn’t do this; mostly because I had more … Continue reading Are you dancing with, or running, your business?
Yesterday was Sunday and I didn’t write like I said I would. I woke up planning to, but as the day went on, I realized there was something more important to be doing than writing. Doing nothing. If the idea of ‘Sunday as a day of rest’, or ‘keeping the Sabbath day holy’, grates you … Continue reading A not-so-new way to recharge your Love life
I’m tired of wearing hats that aren’t mine to wear. Like accountant, immigration lawyer, marketing guru, social media genius, SEO pro, management consultant. They are sexy, intriguing titles, but they aren’t me. In my 20’s my job required me to have a certain level of expertise when it came to taxes and immigration for US … Continue reading Cutting myself some slack
It’s October 28th, 2019. Thirty-nine years ago I was excavated from my mother’s womb, after 24 hours of her pushing and breathing and squeezing. I would not slide out of her body naturally. I was too big. I was 11lb something ounces and no matter how hard my mom tried, her body could not expand … Continue reading Birth
I’ve gotten frustrated with this whole ‘listen to your body’ thing when I can’t tell what the tension, discomfort, and constriction in my body is all about. It doesn’t feel good, I can’t tell if it’s my nerves or my intuition, and I don’t know how to make it go away. All I want to … Continue reading How do I know my No?
This part can be tricky. My 'No' is usually highly activated, full of anger, disappointment, hurt, and fear. It's hard to stay connected to my center and my power when I want to express No: mostly because I'm afraid of rejection.... will my No be accepted? And also the fear of the other person's reaction... … Continue reading Embodying your No… First steps out of fear and into Love
“Why don't you move to London?”, said the guy I had been with twice. “What are you afraid of?”, he asked, noticing my hesitation to kiss him as we waited for the night bus. “Do you want to teach Embody?”, when I had never been to a class, didn’t teach movement, and “wasn’t a dancer”. … Continue reading Sometimes your Yes doesn’t make sense
I've spent a lot of time in my life doing what I thought would make other people happy, whether it was my parents or friends or teachers or church leaders or bosses. At the time it didn't necessarily feel good for me, but I also didn't have another way to express, "No, I don't want … Continue reading Embodying your Yes… A simple practice to make room for what feels good
A bomb went off in my life recently; all because of one word: No. I’ve avoided saying No for most of my life. I was afraid that it would create conflict, make me look selfish, and I thought the right thing to do was to go along with what the other party wanted. Obedience was … Continue reading Sometimes ‘No’ Feels like Sh*t