Things I resented the most right after my two and half year old son Tommy died? Babies. Glowing pregnant mothers. Little boys in general. Happiness in general. People with normal ungrateful boring lives in general. The world kept on turning and I kept shouting but no sound came out. So I started writing (thank you, […]
Art & Yoga fairy from the Eastern shores of Canada, Estelle Thomson has been a pioneer in bringing art into the yoga class setting.
“THIS IS LOVE: TO FLY TOWARD A SECRET SKY, TO CAUSE A HUNDRED VEILS TO FALL EACH MOMENT. FIRST TO LET GO OF LIFE. FINALLY, TO TAKE A STEP WITHOUT FEET.” – RUMI Rumi is always right. We’ve been home alone, my husband and I, since Sunday night. The house is dead. No noise or […]
As I have painted and taught others to paint, as I have practiced yoga and taught yoga to others, I have grown to understand the deeper significance of what is in the dark and what is in the light. Through yoga and art, I keep unearthing heartbreak and loss but also heartbeats and life. Through […]
In September 2014, my second son -Thomas Knox (lovingly called Tommy or Tinker or both)- passed away of a sudden brain seizure. I have been writing about my grief journey openly hoping it will help others live in the present moment. This essay is about Tommy’s ashes and what they mean to me. But most […]
One year today. (or more more like 365 days, 8765 hours, 3.156e+7 seconds) This picture always moves me. What’s that quote says… it’s not the length of life, but the depth of life? It matters HOW you lived. This picture summarizes Tommy’s life. Tommy’s soul was full. He was always content. I couldn’t believe it. […]