The only thing that you really need to know about me is that I truly love life.
I am deeply happy and abundantly grateful every. single. day. Yep, I might as well be a human glowstick. I am a true blue life enthusiast. I am not telling you this to be all braggy and superior. I am telling you this so that you get a sense of who I am.
I make friends in the grocery store. I hug people for awkwardly long times. I love humans but I love my time alone. I believe that you can change your life at any point. I know what it means to suffer, to experience pain and loss and heartache and to be dealt an unfair hand of cards. I also know that at any point you can wipe the slate clean and heal your life. I did it and I am not special in any way shape or form.
I swear a lot. Not because I can’t find another way to make my point but because I love to swear.
I already know what they are going to etch on my tombstone: She loved life and made the most of the precious time she was given but she wished she was a better recycler.
My entire life and the work that I do is completely my own. I know what I am here to do and that is to teach. I have endless amounts of energy for it and words for it and all I ever think about is how to help people. It is the work of my life.
My only wish is that in my interactions with people they come to see what is possible. I don’t live an extraordinary material life. I live in a small house in a small town and go to work everyday and teach yoga and walk my dogs and putter in my garden. I love a single man with everything I have. Our relationship is the greatest gift of my life. I love my life. I love every single aspect of it.
Most importantly, I love myself. I am deeply connected to the truth of who I am and am sharing it with the world around me. I used to lessen myself, apologize for who I was, keep myself guarded and safe. I healed the pain of feeling not good enough and smart enough. This is how I truly changed my life. How I made peace with the parts of myself that I didn’t like, how I started to believe in my own capacities and how I took the truth of who I really am, out into the world.
The world needs more you. The part of you that you keep locked deep in your heart. The part of you that wants to sparkle and deepen your experience of life. I want my work and my life to be a giant permission slip for people to get into deep relationship with themselves. I want to know you so that I can celebrate you but mostly, I want you to celebrate you. To answer confidently the question: Who Am I?
Let your living test you and challenge you. Let your living scar you. Never let your living diminish you. Let your living open you. Let your life be yours.