Amazing Grace

Written By: Erin Smith

August 13, 2018

Grace was the first lesson that yoga taught me, but I wasn’t paying attention at the time. I was only 23, newly married. It had been years since I’d been to a formal yoga class. I read about a class in downtown Lexington and dragged David with me. The beautiful receptionist welcomed us, her face […]

The Butterfly on the Struggle Bus

Written By: Erin Smith

August 8, 2018

“Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.”   ~ Stephanie Marshall When I was a little girl, I was wont to climb up in a tree and while away an afternoon, a PB&J in one hand and a Laura Ingalls Wilder book in the other. One […]

Bored to Death

Written By: Erin Smith

July 30, 2018

“Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” ~Friedrich Nietzsche It’s the time of year again. Late summer, when the novelty of swimming all day and staying up all night has worn off, but school has yet to start. My daughter is starfished on the couch, deep sighs emanating from […]

You Do You: What I Learned from Prince

Written By: Erin Smith

July 23, 2018

“One of the greatest gifts you can give anybody is the gift of your honest self.” ~Fred Rogers In 1981, Mick Jagger invited Prince Rogers Nelson to warm-up the crowd of 94,000 Rolling Stones fans at their two-night concert in L.A. When the funky, androgynous artist took the stage, prior to the “real” opening guests […]

The Cheese Stands Alone

Written By: Erin Smith

July 8, 2018

“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” ~ Rumi Last week I read about Lia Ditton, a 38-year old long-distance rower who plans to row 4,500 nautical miles from Japan to San Francisco in early 2019. It will take between 5 and 6 months and she will be completely alone the […]

Connecting the Dots

Written By: Erin Smith

July 8, 2018

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence […]