Something is wrong. My body is responding to something and I can't really locate the source. My mind is on overdrive. In my dreams last night or this morning, I was running to cross the street and I was hit by several cars. It felt like my foot was barely grazed, yet my foot… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 50: Shame would have us believe…
Trust in your ability! Trust your voice! Trust your skills! Trust that you are ready! Trust that you have done the work! Today I wake up free. The air smells a little bit different like pink cotton candy on the most beautiful day at the best carnival. My focus feels different and my direction clear.… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 49: Just Trust!
"Its not about what you deserve! Its about what you negotiate!" "Alicia, why do you think the world owes you something? Why do you think anyone owes you anything? Why do you believe you should be rewarded? Why do you think your hard work should be recognized? Why isn't just doing the work enough? Do… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 48: Its Not About What You Deserve!
What I will remember most about the mountain... I began this journey afraid. I was scared of its heights. I was scared of falling. I was scared of failing. I was scared of losing. I was scared of forgetting. I was scared of being resented. I was scared of being forgotten. I was scared of… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 47: What the mountain has given me… There’s No Place Like Home!
Last night I dreamt about my return home. My daughter was there and so many of my closest friends. I snuck away and immediately called my mother who caught me up on all the gossip about my sisters. We laughed about my brother. The woman I love was there. It was a welcoming... I came… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 46: Love them anyway! WELCOME HOME!
Yamuna, our expert Sherpa, and my assigned partner. We each have one person who travels with us at all times and because I am the most amateur climber, sort of the virgin with only two other climbs under my belt she is who I have spent the most time with. Yamuna is also the woman… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 45: Stay Close… there is more to do!
"I am not afraid of anything!" Hasita chanted every time we would begin the day. Wow! To say that and really believe it... To not be afraid of anything. There is something about her... There is something she walks with that all of us wish we possessed even an ounce of. She walks with a… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 44: Afraid of Nothing!
Just when you think you've done the work... released all the pain... things will shift and everything rises. Everything comes back up. I have been dreaming a lot about being a little girl. My younger years. When I was a young girl I wanted to be liked. I wanted to be picked for stick ball.… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 43: Everything Rises…
Chandani is the person who closes the day she makes sure that we are comfortable at night. She leads us in prayer and meditation daily. How do you take all you’ve learned and apply it to your life? Today I am sitting with everything Chandani has taught me. Today I carry everything she has provided… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 42: Resentment or Magic?
Today I spent the day with Bhanupriya. She is this bright light like the most vibrant rainbow. She exudes positivity through her pores. She is authentic and real. You believe who she is without question. On this journey I have lived for her stories, the most amazing story teller. At the end of most days… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 41 – Sucking the Bone Marrow Dry…