Why is it the word “motherhood” conjures up milquetoast, flowery, frilly images? It’s bonnets and aprons and saccharine adages. In reality, I find motherhood to be exactly the opposite. Sure, there’s joy and love, but in such terrifying concentrations that you can hardly conceive of them – they are awe-inspiring and fearful in their intensity….
The Neverending Story Sandwich: Interfacing with the World (in Half Monkey Pose)
The most delicious-looking sandwich I’ve ever seen on TV wasn’t in an ad for a restaurant – and in fact, it was no more than a PB&J on white. It is the sandwich eaten by Bastian in “The Neverending Story,” the 1984 fantasy movie beloved by us 80s kids. Harassed by bullies and his buzzkill…
When a Nosebleed Isn’t Just a Nosebleed: Becoming a Woman in Stranger Things
Let’s get down to brass tacks. Eleven in Stranger Things is learning how to let it flow. As in she’s that age, she’s full of emotion and newfound power – and when she uses it, she bleeds. Through the nose, but yeah. Ok, sure, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. But really, is a…
Telekenetics of Fandom Flow!
To geeks, who often feel powerless in this intimidating world, what could be more satisfying than the development of powers to move things with the mind – a superhuman strength that doesn’t involve humiliating time spent in gym class?!
Monsters of Sci Fi Flow!
Nature Run Amok Flow!
Fandom Mindscape Meditation Flow
One of my favorite moments in any sort of fandom comes when a mindscape is depicted – when someone’s internal mental processes are revealed through visuals or words. These scenes almost always feel strange and unhinged, like a dream, while also relatable. It’s bizarre but intriguing that these mindscapes feel more alien to us than…
Fandom Food Yoga Flow
When Being Greatest Showman Becomes Not Enough: Yogi Squat
I love how my glasses help me focus. Without them I’d be unable to see my yoga mat at all, let alone a tiny drishti across the room to help me balance. That said, without them on, there is something intriguing in the blurry, bleary world. The distinctions between people and objects fade away and…
Zen-er Things: The Upside Down in Forearm Stand
A family member captured by a nefarious, mysterious force. A journey required to save them that requires bending the laws of physics as we know them. A showdown that harnesses the powers of love and sacrifice. A celebration of friendship and family; a condemnation of intellect without heart. So goes Stranger Things, the horror/mystery/80s homage…