Nepal Trip ~ Day 26: In the eyes, heart and soul of the hawk… and Reflection

Today a hawk and I made eye contact. She sat on the tip of the mountain with the most piercing honey brown eyes. I could see the black in the dead center of her pupils and was lost in them. She spoke in a language only I was able to understand. She was still. She… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 26: In the eyes, heart and soul of the hawk… and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 25: Taking a leap even when there isn’t a net…. and Reflection

Today I leaped. I jumped between the cliff and I was terrified. Yamuna assured me that she would be right behind me. One by one we jumped holding on to our ropes for dear life. Our descent is moving a little faster than our climb... yet it is still grueling and requires just as much… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 25: Taking a leap even when there isn’t a net…. and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 24: Aligning Myself–who can we trust? And Reflection

It has been weeks since my return from Nepal and I have so much to catch you up on. First, upon returning to the states I was met with a an overwhelming sense of sadness and felt incredibly depressed about so many things, leaving my team, the beauty, serenity and tranquility of the Makulu. But… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 24: Aligning Myself–who can we trust? And Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 23: I AM the Master of My Fate and Reflection

Today we are going for it! The energy on this mountain is high. We are freezing, our skin is wind and sun burned yet the feeling of happiness and accomplishment is being felt. As we journeyed Bhanupriya started to recite a poem: Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 23: I AM the Master of My Fate and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 22: I Will Not Fear Rejection and Reflection

Many of us are so afraid of rejection that we run in the opposite direction avoiding it at all costs. There is something so completely paralyzing that happens even before taking that leap and trying it anyway. Last summer I received countless rejections. Every grant, every workshop, every submission and every application for writing programs… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 22: I Will Not Fear Rejection and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 21: Connecting to Passion and Reflection

"Do you feel connected to your passion?" This is what Yamuna asked me as were coming down the mountain. Do I feel connected to my passion? This time on the mountain has brought me closer to my passion and what I am here to do. Before I started this journey I began to doubt. I… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 21: Connecting to Passion and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 20: I saw your face on the mountain today just before I got to the top… and Reflection

I saw your face on the mountain today just before I got to the top... it was your smile your dimples your scent your heart your honesty your strength your secrets your history your love your childlike innocence discovered in a woman's body I think that's what I love most about you... your smile... that… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 20: I saw your face on the mountain today just before I got to the top… and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 19: Discoveries found in the Process and Reflection

Is it possible for eyebrows to hurt? Every inch of me is in pain. But I can see it! I can see the peak! I am getting closer. My saliva tastes like completion... I have used everything that I am and everything I didn't know I had. I can see how close I am. The… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 19: Discoveries found in the Process and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 18: Meeting Fran Lebowitz and Reflection

Today I smoked a cigarette with Fran Lebowitz at the top of mount Makalu. What the hell is Fran Lebowitz doing in Nepal? From what I understand she would never leave NYC. She turned to me and said, "HEY! Where are you from?" I answered, "Brooklyn, New York, by way of Harlem." She continued in… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 18: Meeting Fran Lebowitz and Reflection

Nepal Trip ~ Day 17: Surviving the Storm and Reflection

The weather the past few days has been treacherous. We have had dangerous winds and frigid temperatures and my lips have been bleeding. But these ice storms are not the worst of it. Avalanches and steep falls are very real possibilities. Yet nothing will stop us. We are too close. Talika keeps us informed every… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 17: Surviving the Storm and Reflection