Chasing Calm

Category: faith

Finding extraordinary in the ordinary

Finding extraordinary in the ordinary

Yogis know that each asana {yoga posture} represents elements of life and carries with it spiritual learnings to connect us closer to the divine (God for me!) nature and one another. To me one of the most underrated poses is tadasana or “mountain.” Prescribed as […]

The many faces of God

The many faces of God

Say the name God and your mind will quickly conjure up any number of images and impressions that were formed over time through the influence of your parents, your church, the media and perhaps your own personal experiences of love, hardships or loss. It’s embarrassing […]

I’m out of my mind!

I’m out of my mind!

You should be too. It’s 3:37 am and I’m jolted awake by some random, alarming thought or dream. Suddenly I’m spiraling with apprehension moving from regret to worry to anxiety about things that have or have not yet happened. Every feeling is enormous, uncontrollable and […]

Counting my blessings

Counting my blessings

Growing up with an Italian, Catholic mother is about as stereotypical as you can imagine. She… made a mean meatball idolized her sons never missed weekend Mass ruled the house with the swing of a spatula But my mother was also my first philosopher and […]

Namaste. Bitches!

Namaste. Bitches!

As I get older, I’ve come to realize that defining a purpose in life is elusive. Of course my greatest priority is being a mom and raising healthy, well-adjusted children blah blah blah, insert party line. But children grow up and become increasingly independent, leaving […]