Be present

Colorful lights are sparkling around the city and Christmas trees are on every lot. The smell of woodsmoke fills the air. Fuzzy gloves and heavy winter coats are coming out of their hiding places. There's a buzz and a chill in the air. Even as I write this I feel excited for the coming holiday …

Thailand

Sensory overload.  Thailand is the most memorable combination of smells, sights, sounds, tastes and textures.  It is a country that sneaks up on you, and when you least expect it, it haunts you, leaving a longing in your heart to go back.  You know you like it when you're there, but after you leave, you …

Leap of Faith

I lay in Savasana.  Trying to maintain a clear mind, I acknowledged a nagging thought and tried my best to let it go.  In hopes of falling back into a more peaceful meditation, I shifted my focus.  The wooden floorboards creaked softly as the instructor walked by.  My legs felt warm, and I imagined the …