IMG_0052It doesn’t matter that you haven’t practiced in a day

a week

a month

or more than a year.


that you have money in the bank

or none at all.


a full time job that pays your bills on time

or freelance gigs that make you rely

on faith.


It doesn’t matter

that you lost the weight.

gained it all back.

or are on a gluten free nut free soy free sugar free vegan diet

but all you want is a pepperoni pizza, dammit.

and a hot fudge sundae.


that you haven’t done the laundry yet.

and forgot to buy the dog food.

and call your mother last night.


All that matters is that

you are here,

right now,

in the tenderness of this moment.


Your spiritual practice is your practice. No one can do it like you. And no one can do it for you. That being said, we are encouraged to have a spiritual practice that ‘looks’ like something so others can see that we’re doing it. My spiritual practice is very much like the one Amy Palko describes:

My devotional practice doesn’t look like a practice. In fact, to the outsider, it wouldn’t even look like devotion, let alone a practice! Because what it is is an unfolding, an opening, a questioning, an allowing, an accepting, a receiving, a surrendering, a dropping down into the gravity of my own body.

Rather than practicing yoga regularly, or morning pages, or meditation, or ceremonial honouring, I prefer to stay open to what feels most delicious to me in that moment. And yes, that might be yoga, or journalling, or meditation, or a ritual of sorts. It might also be a drinking a glass of really good full-­bodied Merlot. Or it might be a mid-­afternoon nap. It might be connecting with a soul sister through the wonders of Skype. Practicing devotion to my desire to swim through the midnight waters of the mystery is how I choose to experience my life. It’s a constant returning to embodied presence. And knowing that from this place, I can choose pleasure, I can choose healing, I can choose creativity, I can choose life, I can choose love. – Amy Palko

So, Sweet Pea, what does your own spiritual practice look like? What would you like it to look like? How can you let yourself be free enough to practice exactly the way you want to?


My .03

August 8, 2014

The other day while I was in the bathroom at Whole Foods I looked down at the floor and saw a penny. Then another. And another. And while I usually pick pennies up off the ground as a sign from the Universe that money comes to me easily and effortlessly, this time I didn’t. And […]

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Living Beyond Expectations

July 16, 2014

I taught an outdoor yoga class for the Atlanta Regional Commission Living Beyond Expectations event! Click here to check it out.

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July 12, 2014
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Putting the Re in Retrograde

July 4, 2014

We recently came out of a Mercury Retrograde, a time when people in the New Age and other spiritual communities generally freak the hell out. I’ve been told to avoid signing contracts, expect travel to be difficult, cars to crash, and arguments to ensue during a retrograde period. To some, the best thing to do […]

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November 30, 2013

REST is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. Rest is not stasis but the essence of giving and receiving. Rest is an act of remembering, imaginatively and intellectually, but also physiologically and physically. To rest is to become present in different way, especially to give up on […]

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November 25, 2013

StoryAsana: Your Yoga. Your Story. Only the most wonderful people come to my classes and events, and here is one of them! Meet Mattice –   Name: Mattice Haynes Age: 36 Occupation: Principal Consultant and Lead Facilitator – The Art of Community Where do you live? City of Decatur How long have you been practicing […]

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