My author updates stopped but I hope they will now begin again! I was not defeated by inertia or self-doubt but rather grief. Grief that knocked me on my ass and made me sob at random intervals – and also whenever I turned on the camera. I lost my youngest brother in February. It was not expected. And so the last month has been hard. (You will see in the update all the pictures my daughter created for me so I would no longer be sad. I love her so much!).
And I also love Yoga, Yoga has helped me climb out of the mommy trenches and reconnect to the woman I am. The one who existed before she was a mother. It helped me realize that motherhood is part of me, not all of me. (A lot of work to be done there folks. A lot!) And Yoga has also helped me with the sense of loss and sadness that permeates me at the moment.
And so I created My Yoga Journal, as it blends my favorite ways to heal: journaling and yoga. Both remind me that my feelings are not going to kill me. Ignoring them might, but sitting with them will not!