Advice: I'm terrified to write, how do I begin?

Question: I’m scared to write. No, I am debilitated when it comes to writing. People tell me I can write, that I’m a writer, bla fucking bla, but I can’t fucking write. I have my first paid freelancing gig and i’m distracting myself by binge dating.   Something has to happen because right now I’m sitting in a corner office with …

Advice: Should I Quit Everything and Become a Yoga Teacher?

Question: I just turned 41 and am at something of a life impasse. I have written one book which did pretty well and am now grappling with the ‘difficult second album’ syndrome of book two. Book one was literary (poetry), but since I have gotten deeper into yoga, my spiritual life has opened up in a way that feels incompatible …

Why is it so hard to get on the mat?

Why is it so hard to get up off my rump and practice? Why is it the last thing I want to do? Why is it when I feel so edgy and crumbly and nutty and twinchy I would rather sit on this and eat on that and shit on him and snip at her. Why on earth do I …

How To Tell You’re Not Enlightened Yet

I went to the Float House today. For those who did not click on my helpful link let me explain, it’s a sensory deprivation chamber full of 90 pounds of sea and epsom salt heated to your body temperature so that when you lie down you can’t really feel where your skin begins and the water ends. First off, I …

A “how to” on how to help your fucked up friend.

First let’s clarify what constitutes a fucked up friend: They are heartbroken. A loved one has died. They were in an accident. They just had a baby. They just had a major life transition that they didn’t want or plan on (fire, renoviction, etc) There are ill. *Now, I’m not putting mental illness, addiction and clinical depression into the mix …

A "how to" on how to help your fucked up friend.

First let’s clarify what constitutes a fucked up friend: They are heartbroken. A loved one has died. They were in an accident. They just had a baby. They just had a major life transition that they didn’t want or plan on (fire, renoviction, etc) There are ill. *Now, I’m not putting mental illness, addiction and clinical depression into the mix …

Let it go a little messy

If you haven’t noticed by now I’m a spiritual junkie. I’ve been searching since I read my first self-help book when I was 12 called Reviving Ophelia. It was about depression in pre-teens and I was self-diagnosing. I’ve been to a crystal bowl playing hypnotist to connect with my unborn fetus. I’ve travelled 1000’s of miles to meditate under the feet of a Guru I never met. I take “Feminine Treasures” classes to get into my Goddess power. I have swam with motherfucking dolphins. It constantly amazes me that as a cynical and dark woman I’m continuously drawn to the esoteric and I’ll pay a shitload of money for it too. The most recent foray into the unknown was skyping with a woman about my akashic records. The following is a excerpted transcript of our conversation. It’s what I’m working on right now and It’s the hardest fucking thing I’ve ever done in my life…

This Yoga Festival is Making Me Feel Like Shit

I travelled across North America to assist at a yoga festival. I thought it would inspire. Instead I found myself crying in an outdoor port-a-potty like a teenage girl at a rave…Why is it that sometimes when I do yoga, or teach yoga or are around yogi’s I feel like a super bag of shit? CLICK HERE for the whole nightmarish …