August 17, 2020

The feeling when I smudge is of coming back to myself.

The smoke, rises.

It carries away my pain.

Takes it back from me.

It was not mine to begin with.

As I swipe it over my body, it washes me clean again.

It restores me to my natural state. A state of well being.

It purifies...

August 5, 2020

I haven’t been here in a while.

My writing has been so self-conscious lately, filled with tension over who my words might offend.

Full of discomfort that I might disclose too much.

The duvet of fog provides cover.



Walking out onto the beach, it might as w...

January 14, 2020

I was sitting in the hotel Ishan restaurant, doing everything I could to coax a video to upload for the yoga membership with sporadic internet that is going on right now everywhere in our neighborhood.

I was feeling very much a kind of futility that went past my inabil...

January 13, 2020

Whenever the internet goes out, it's actually a bit relaxing.
It's a chance to get offline and go out and experience the world as it was in the "old days". Hahaha.

This morning I went for a long walk up the Ganges on the other side of the river. 
It's more natural over...

January 12, 2020

Ok, I leave, now, all my whining about the cold at night and move on to something waaaay more interesting and a big important part of life here (or life ANYWHERE, if you are me, heehee)...


January 11, 2020

The information contained in this post is essential information you will need should you find yourself needing a bath in Northern India in the winter.

Showering or bathing in northern India in winter without heat is an accomplishment.

This deserves its own post because...

January 11, 2020

Waking up this morning. Brrrr.

We've been here 6 days. Mornings are still FREEZING! Not used to it, still.

I'm thinking about the warmth of Thailand coming up, hot sun, warm water, two weeks away ....
Its a daydream still of yet as I huddle in my woolies here.

The sun...

January 8, 2020

This trip is a process of remembering.

I had forgotten what it is like to warm yourself in the morning by doing the yoga equivalent of jumping jacks.

Imagine waking up in your house and the inside temperature is about plus ten.

How many layers of socks, pants, sweater...

January 5, 2020

Having to remember... how to have baths from a bucket,

remembering washing clothes by hand.

Remembering how to live simply again.

It has been quite an adjustment.  Today I am feeling it.

I have only had two sleeps so far here at my in laws home in Rishikesh (Laxman Jhula...

January 3, 2020

 It will be my first time back since 2014.
A LOT changes in 5 years.

I am traveling with my mom and Nakul, my husband. 

To be honest, he and I STILL cannot get used to those words: husband and wife, even though we have been married for 7 years. 

I think since neither o...

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