There are two sides to every coin, if we don’t count the edge that encircles it. For every commendation (praise) I receive, around the next corner I fend off condemnation (fuck you very much, Tanya). I am either one of the best presenters a person has heard, or I am preposterous, idiotic, or unqualified. Consequently, … Continue reading Say Goodbye to Goodness
I heard today that we spend, on average, two years of our life on Facebook. That doesn’t count Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter or any other popular social media forum, nor email. This statistic comes from Matt Cutts, Administrator of the United States Digital Service. I love social media. I’ve always understood it as a connecting tool, … Continue reading Painting Ourselves Into Corners
There are things we all want to believe and Believe In. We want to, and I would argue need to, believe in one another…that we are all bringing the very best we have to give to each encounter. That is our unicorn story; that our highest selves are the ones we bring to our parenting, our … Continue reading Inconvenient
I struggle with Western adaptations of yoga. I practice yoga in the West. I teach yoga in the West. I live my life in symbiosis with something that is so clearly laced with painful complexity, that sometimes I can’t breathe. Ha ha. Get it? I feel it is wrong when Western teachers adapt yoga for … Continue reading Intention
To see my post on 3 Simple Steps For Clarity In Trying Times, see: https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-simple-steps-for-clarity-in-trying-times/ Thank you for reading my work! Tanya Continue reading Tanya was published on Sivana East Blog!
Teach your children. Teach your friends. Teach your parents. Remind yourselves. Kindness is not magic. It’s not a feeling. It’s not something you contemplate in order to feel better about yourself. Compassion and caring are feelings. Kind words and kind acts comprise kindness. Kindness is risk taking, and kindness is bravery. Sometimes kindness feels so different and maybe even … Continue reading Kindness Is Not A Choice; It’s An Action
Photo by Mr TT on Unsplash Go ahead. The rest of us will know where to focus our efforts and conserve energy, for every barrier compels the creative flow of infinite solutions. Look away from the whole long history of racial injustice and make noisy, anemic stories about its irrelevance. The rest of us will know where to … Continue reading Reject the Narrative of White Privilege, Then.