Grounded

I tried yoga for the first time a few years ago when I was living in Chicago. My friend invited me to go to a class with her, a hot yoga class. It was winter in the Windy City and nothing sounded better than stepping out of the bitter cold and into an overly heated room, so I agreed…

Overwhelmed

Lately, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by living in this world, getting out of bed and taking a shower, getting anything done. I look around my apartment and it’s a mess. I haven’t taken my dog for his morning walk and I haven’t been to the dentist in over a year…

Friendly Fear

Growing up, my sister and I would go snake hunting on my grandparents’ farm, lifting up wood planks and empty metal watering troughs in hopes of finding a slithery serpent. We carried only a garden hoe, which, as all good southerners know, is a choice defense against a snake…