In simple terms, wabi-sabi is the idea that the beauty of life lies in the fact that it is impermanent, imperfect, and incomplete. As Leonard Cohen said, “there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”.
The years following my mother’s death have been filled with a thousand beautiful and heartbreaking realizations. But, if my mother taught me anything, it is to live with your whole heart, wide open. This is an attempt at bringing my own wild heart out into that great wide open.
- Stepping AwayI’m not going to be one of those women that hammer myself into the ground doing something that is clearly killing me. In a culture that continues to validate exhaustion, I decided to take the unpopular path and step away for a while. I could keep going, probably for a long a time. I wasn’tContinue reading “Stepping Away”
- Getting ThereI don’t often share publicly about my sober journey. Perhaps because I am afraid it will change the way others perceive me – that they will assume me less competent or less stable. But the truth is, I don’t believe I am any less or more of anything because I used to drink. And IContinue reading “Getting There”
- TranquilaWant to know what I’m doing right now? Today? In this moment? I’m teaching my nervous system that we do things differently now. It’s been two years of hypervigilance. Two years of living in an elevated state of constant assessing for potential threats. Two years of inflammation. Two years. When I opened the door toContinue reading “Tranquila”