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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I am 31. I am settling into the news that my cancer surgery was successful. And, I am waiting to hear back on whether or not I need chemotherapy.

Me, the night before my surgery, wherein I walked across quartz down to the waters and let what no longer serves me fly free from my body.

When I was first diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, I was so mad at the pink ribbons. It gutted me to see something soft and delicate paired with my newfound illness, especially as time passed and I observed everything I was afraid of coming into fruition. Slowly, slowly, things have shifted.

I am a Warrior Woman.

Grateful every day for this body my soul was given and the many lessons we continue learning together. Grateful I…

Garbha Pindasana

We have all been there. That moment when something you are interested in goes just a little bit too far. When do you know to take the plunge? Is this the kind of Kool Aid you want to drink?

These are the things you might ponder when you find yourself in an Ashtanga classroom for the first time. You will be surrounded by people chanting in Sanskrit before contorting their bodies into laughably confusing positions and holding them while their leader counts to five. For those of you unfamiliar with the Ashtanga method, it was founded by Sri. K. Patthabi…

It is believed that when the Buddha reached his enlightened state, he roared like a lion. I picture him sitting before a great sunset, blinking vibrant eyes open, and releasing sound, as the silhouette of his great mane is swallowed by the giant yellow being in the sky.

I wonder if, perhaps, we have gotten all of it wrong. Every day, we feed into the race to get where we are going; do we even know what it might look like once we arrive?

This image of the Buddha as lion suggests that the finish line is not what we…

Kelsey Cooke

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