I am not going to lie, something has my soul churning as of late. Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the time of year, maybe it’s my 40-something body and hormones, maybe it’s the damn moon. Whatever it is, I have, once again, felt like I need to run through a brick wall. Just when…… Continue reading My wish for the universe…
A few nights ago, I found myself awake….again. I launched my NPR app and set the sleep timer preparing to be lulled into some sound sleep. After the headline recap, a story called “Future Self” began. The story was about a group of high school students that consistently year after year had low achievement test…… Continue reading Pursuit of a Future Self….
I’ve thought a bit on this post, essentially, whether or not to share this information with all of you. You see, this is probably the most embarrassing and private struggle for me that I have yet to find success….personal, intimate relationships. I have had huge success in my professional life, but personally, it has always…… Continue reading Connecting….in an online world
It’s been almost two weeks since my last post, but for good reason. My beautiful mom was here for a week-long visit and in finding the balance of my daily responsibilities to others and myself, the rest of my time was prioritized as being truly present with and for her. My mom is young, all of 63,…… Continue reading The Warrior Within….
There is an unexpected outcome that has resulted from my writing. While I am so grateful and happy that this blog is helping others, it is actually helping me more. I guess that is a by-product of when we provide care, right? We heal some sort of personal wound or find some sort of personal closure within…… Continue reading Oh hello there, shadow side….
I wanted to re-post this. I find gratitude in the moments I have been blessed with to be motherly, to provide guidance and self-less care. Happy Mother’s Day…. It warmed my heart to see all of the Mother’s Day posts on social media yesterday. Everyone taking time out to recognize their Mom or the…… Continue reading Wait…are you a Mom?
I had some free time this weekend and was pleasantly surprised to find my all-time favorite movie, “For Love of the Game” on television. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE movies that involve sports. There is something about the story that reminds me of my family, my parents and the things that really are at the core of…… Continue reading Clear the Mechanism
I have always been a morning person. There is something very inspiring about waking up right before sunrise and being apart of the quiet, slow rising and renewal that a new day brings. When I worked nights, the 500 am rush of patient tests, assessments and physician rounds gave me a sense of peace and fulfillment that…… Continue reading The Importance of a Morning Ritual
I heard a term today that rocked me to my core. I am living life half-open. I cannot take credit for this term, but when I heard the words, I would’ve rather been hit by a bullet. I have felt that over the last 2 years I have taken a leap to live life fully, for myself,…… Continue reading Catch & Release….Being OK with the Flow
There is an inside joke about yoga. “Hi, I’m Cara and yoga ruined my life.” You laugh, but it’s the truth. You start out looking for a way to de-stress and let go of all the crap that builds up day after day and then all of a sudden, it penetrates every fiber and molecule of…… Continue reading Yes, Yoga Changed Me