Life

    Monster in the shadow

    August 18, 2018
    Monster in the shadow

    So there I was, sitting one old cushion my grandma gave me, moving my arms around like a crazy lady. Kundalini yoga, they call it. Barney’s time, my dad renamed it, in honor of the magnificent purple dinosaur I befriended and religiously watched as a kid. 

    Between the two Tv shows, I don’t know which one is the most out there. I’d put a twenty on the former. People all in white wearing turbans singing songs they don’t even understand is pretty tough to beat.

    They say it’s a technology. Except from the iPhones and computers they use to put on the music, I can’t explain how. Plus, yoga that doesn’t involve any downward dog: can you still call it yoga?

    Except it works. It’s the best thing I’ve tried in a long time. If you give it a try, it will blow your mind. With arm gestures and breath of fire, chants and long meditations, I’m slowly healing old wounds and past trauma. Without a single word. Without having to talk about my shit. I just do the thing and the rest unfolds.

    They say there is no time. By healing the present you are also healing the past and the future. Because there is no past nor future. They say you can heal generations before and after you. It’s crazy, but I’m buying it. Because they are not selling it (or at least it’s very affordable, a whole month membership for less than the cost of a class – a real deal).

    With the practice I’m learning to sit still. And listen. And laugh. I don’t know if the turbans really work to keep that energy from escaping through the top of your head, but damn those people are not only super smart, they are also very funny.  Continue Reading

  • Fuck toute.
    Life

    Fuck toute.

    I’m so sick and tired of myself, my own BS, the stories I tell myself to pretend that I’m fine. I’m not. I’m fucking screwed. And I don’t even want to say that because…

    August 13, 2018
  • Camping car
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    Camping car

    My sister is now one of the select club. She’s the proud owner of a VR. Visiting her at a glorious camping site by the lake, I couldn’t help but judge all the people…

    August 4, 2018
  • Girl on a paddle board in the sunset
    Life

    I got you, babe

    There was a time when I didn’t think I would make it pass 23. There was a time when I believe my dad would not live beyond 55.  Because you know, trauma, cancer, and…

    July 28, 2018
  • Dead ends
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    Dead ends

    For the last five years, vacation meant cycling. I couldn’t leave without my bike. My ride was my freedom. Today, after more than a week on vacation, I finally went for a tour. I…

    July 22, 2018
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    Lessons from Cali

    It was supposed to be vacation time. Except I told you, I’m not good at time off. I did relax a bunch, walked almost as much if not even more, saw a ton of…

    July 6, 2018
  • Life

    Nowhere to go

    A life you don’t need a vacation from. That is the ultimate goal, isn’t? By that, we mean a life so fun you don’t need to escape from. Which leaves me wonder: really, is…

    June 16, 2018
  • Adventures in your own backyard
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    Adventures in your own backyard

    Sometimes the best stories happen when you expect them the least. Sometimes the solution to that damn problem is hanging there just under your nose. Sometimes we are so used to the same patterns…

    June 11, 2018
  • House of mirrors
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    House of mirrors

    Maybe it’s something in the air. Gemini season. Mercury also shifting into this sign. For some reason or another, people from all horizons have been happily sharing what they think of me over the…

    June 1, 2018
  • Summer camp
    Life

    Summer camp

    It’s that time of the year. That time when kids start looking outside the classroom windows with eyes filled with anguish, wondering if the teacher’s banter will ever stop so that they finally get…

    May 24, 2018