@therealkimsmith

An experiment in truth telling

"If you want freedom, practice discipline" Anne Lamott

December 11, 2017

This is it.

There were no white flashes of light or great shifting in the cosmos or my immediate environment. NO-thing happened.

Only the message THIS IS IT. I felt this truth in my bones, blood, and soles of my feet. Breathing was easier. BE-ing was.

Three words capable...

December 3, 2017

The day started unlike any other of the past decade.  I was sober, well rested, cradled by 3000 count sheets at the L’Auberge Del Mar. The white down and my daughter’s body created a warm, fluffy nest of hope and gratitude.

Thirteen days earlier I had attended an AA mee...

November 28, 2017

The world can be a heavy dark place. Every day we turn on the news to hear stories of inequality, sexual assault, political clusterfuckedness, global warming, threats of war, shootings, you name it. It’s all out. THere’s no hiding anymore. Our skeletons are being laund...

November 21, 2017

One morning I watched the sun rise, slivers of light penetrating the drawn blinds. Electric hell to my dilated pupils. The night had passed. A mystery powder appeared on the table.  A straw moved from person to person as my friends for a night took their turns. When it...

November 10, 2017

Some people get energy from being around people, getting all social up in their lives. I am not one of those people. I need downtime. I need to be alone to regroup and recoup my energy. As a mom and writer a lot of my energy is directed at what I give to others. I’ll n...

October 30, 2017

I started practicing yoga at a small, one room studio in Johnson City, New York in 2002. I was charmed by the word yoga, it contained mystery and magic and unanswered questions that beckoned my attention. I was back living with my mom undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s...

October 27, 2017

Humility has many faces. Sometimes, it’s an epic addiction hellbent on destroying every part of your existence. Other times, it's a roomful of five-year-olds high on Red Bull on Kindergarten Career Day.

“You should have been a kindergarten teacher, Kim,” my husband said...

October 19, 2017

Well, there was a lot of alcohol involved.

Words my sister, then steeped in her own wounds said to me when I told her I was raped at 24 by a guy I was dating. I wasn’t the victim of a violent crime in a dark alleyway. I’m what you might call “one of the lucky ones.”

And...

October 17, 2017

Hey Human,

You think I’d be getting tired of having this conversation with you. Being You would be a lot easier if you chose to believe me the first time, all those years ago, all those lives ago, when we first had this conversation. And I’ll admit, the conversation is...

May 20, 2017

I’m not really what you would call a “people person.” Most days I prefer books, baths, and solitude to the company of humans. One on one I thrive. I hold my own in small groups. I can command a crowd as the speaker. But the dynamics of the large group is something that...

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    I am always interested in feedback and questions. Please feel free to contact me to connect.

    I am available for one to one yoga/meditation/energy management sessions by appointment.

    xx-k

    kimberla108@gmail.com

    480-200-0331

     

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