May 7, 2013
So, in this culture of competition, fitness, and push it to the limit exercise, I am learning to find the courage to be humble and be gentle. I am still on a journey, but I now am much more aware and looking to find balance in my yoga practice. Each day I remind myself to be gentle, to nurture my body, and give it the chance to become alive for wellness and health. This way I can continue to do what I love for years to come–run.
Mar 27, 2013
So, I will sign out with the words of Winston Churchill. I am learning to speak from my heart with love, empathy and compassion for all who cross my path, whether in person or in this new virtual world. But, more importantly I am learning to listen with love, empathy, and compassion…even to those who I vehemently disagree with, while breathing deeply.
Feb 26, 2013
The kids became silent and the trainers walked around and touched each of their heads. It was similar to what we had done at Made By Survivors while the kids were in savasana. I couldn’t hold back my emotion at this point and I just allowed the tears to fall. What a sweet and powerful moment.
Feb 22, 2013
Today was magical in so many ways. Made By Survivors was founded by two U.S. Americans and they have many different locations worldwide. In Kolkata they have partnered with Women’s Interlink Foundation which is a shelter for girls, many are survivors of sex trafficking while others have been victims of domestic violence or abandoned by their parents.
Feb 22, 2013
Today was filled with emotions across the spectrum. The fun of play with the girls while at the same time knowing that they each had a story filled with horror, experiencing rape and torture like I have only read about. And here I was in the presence of these girls. It was a strange reality.
Feb 20, 2013
I am looking forward to learning from the other organizations we have partnered with over the next 10 days. So far I feel confident that the money raised is going to well deserved women who are fighting a very difficult battle in a culture deeply entrenched in oppression (both gender and caste). I appreciate those who have been a part of this very long journey to get me here. What an amazing experience to meet the change makers. This country is full of beauty and heartbreak. I am here to take it all in.