All You Need Is One (Soo-Soo)

My son loves his soother. We call it his soo-soo. He doesn’t call it his soo-soo because he can’t speak, but his parents are losers and like baby talking to him “Artie want’s his widdle soo-soo!?” and he blood-curdling screams for it. “Where’s the motherfucking soo-soo?” can be heard as we run around the house, searching under beds and ripping …

Sometimes You Just Have To Get Better.

Sometimes you just have to get better. You have to grow. There is no time for therapy, or friends, or hot tubs or yoga or journaling about it. There is no space to meditate or breathe into the softness. This does not mean you are pushing or bad or hard as a rock. Or maybe you are. But that doesn’t …

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: 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 …