The days grow darker and colder in this corner of the world. The year is coming to a close, and I'm preparing to birth my first book. It's been a surprising, humbling, exhausting, enlivening experience. In the last several weeks, as I've been polishing the edits and getting the book ready for production, I've come back to the daily writing practice that began this whole book-birthing process. I look forward to sharing Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self with you in the new year.
Today, my holiday gift -- to you and to me -- is a short poem about presence and speaking the Truth. May you have a magical 2018!
Holiday Epiphany — of the non-religious-but-spiritual type
Finding myself in stillness and in stretch.
A mind attached to a body.
So much doing,
And noticing how hard it is to stay with…
Feeling solid and grounded in my hips.
Feeling solid and grounded in my truth.
Three wise people (kings or queens or angels?)
Heard my truth yesterday
And they didn’t run away.
Nor did I.
In fact, they kinda appreciated it.
Saw me clearly.
And I saw them
In all their radiance.
I can be more fully there when I tell the Truth.
I can be embodied, take up space, and inhabit myself.
I can meet my goals and needs and wants more clearly.
And I will hear and give to others more clearly
When I first give that
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