My poor, neglected blog. I remember it used to drive me crazy when I’d look at blogs and every entry would begin with “I’m sorry I’ve been absent so long, let me tell you all the reasons why I haven’t been writing…” and now I really understand where those bloggers were coming from.
Mostly what happened with me is I’d say, “Kathryn. You need to write a blog post. Sit down and do it.” And I’d reply, “You are not the boss of me!” and go do anything besides writing. Sometimes I just need to be a walking f*ck you, even to myself.
I’ve been working on my first online course, which sends me scurrying for anonymity. It’s 8 weeks long, beginning in June, and the real point of the course is for you to get to know yourself, to engage with your emotions (and emotional triggers), and to be on your own side.
It starts with eating patterns: stress, meal timing, eating speed, and also goes into the toxic nutritional beliefs you might have ingested from years of living on planet Earth. But the real fun happens when we have a foundation of slow, mindful eating and can start to turn our attention deeper, into the stuff you’re avoiding when you focus on food and rules and control. Thing like pleasure, desire, and what you’d do with all the energy you’re currently spending worrying about diet, exercise, control, and willpower.
So I’m excited for that, and will absolutely be sending out more and more information over the next few months. But keep it in mind if you’re looking for support and acceptance on your body love path.
This post went viral, at least in my circles, a few weeks ago, and it was worthy of its viral status. What it means to hold space for people.
To truly support people in their own growth, transformation, grief, etc., we can’t do it by taking their power away (ie. trying to fix their problems), shaming them (ie. implying that they should know more than they do), or overwhelming them (ie. giving them more information than they’re ready for). We have to be prepared to step to the side so that they can make their own choices, offer them unconditional love and support, give gentle guidance when it’s needed, and make them feel safe even when they make mistakes.
Coconut black rice breakfast pudding. And also let’s go to Thailand.
Everything Is Awful And I’m Not Ok. An excellent article with some practical question and answers to go through if you’re having one of those ways, which we all do at some point.
This is kind of neat: your yoga horoscope. Definitely true for me (a Cancer), at least.
Awesome article on how to live out of a suitcase glamorously. The clothing stuff is cool, but I’m most excited about the cash passport.
And now you can power your own electronic devices through movement!
There’s a Malala Asteroid!
And, there’s a dance opera being filmed inside a particle accelerator.
Nothing is the New Skinny. Amen.
At the end of the day, this is basically about giving women the message that we should all try to be “This!” which is the new “That!” which will make us worthy/good/socially acceptable/fuckable or whatever. It’s like climbing out of one hole, falling into another hole, and then celebrating that we’re in a different hole.