My yoga practice today is focused on gratitude. Over the past few days, my PTSD has been surfacing more than usual. Sometimes I forget that this this an ongoing battle - that I have to meditate and take care of myself and keep up with my journal and not follow dark thoughts. I've been stressed about work and making decisions and worrying about what may or may not happen, and that stress pulls my defenses down. It makes me vulnerable and disconnected. Gratitude helps me reconnect. It helps me lean back into love. I have so much to be grateful for: my family, my friends, my home, this gorgeous fall day in Atlanta. My run this morning. The privilege of teaching. Birthdays and celebrations and being with the people I love. Breathing. Being outside. The way my body feels in a Chaturanga. So. Much.