"Yoga helps me breathe deeply, where I couldn't before. It allows me to move my body with an open heart. I probably don't look very graceful when I practice, and if you had told me as a child or young adult - when I was so actively at war with myself and living in a culture that was at war with me - that I would someday feel at home in my own skin, I wouldn't have believed you. But I can tell you now; there is something about the magnitude of grace that happened when my body, soul, and breath are aligned. That is what yoga offers me: an inexplicable gift and invitation to experience that grace."
"Here’s why I [walk]:
"Running provides me with so much purpose. I run because it makes me feel good. I run because I feel God gave me the talent to do so. But at a deeper level, I run because it makes me feel connected to myself – and to my body – and, more importantly, to others. It provides me with a sense of belonging and connection."