The Anatomy of Anxiety (2 of 2)

By Alicia Moore A couple of weeks ago I shared a post about a friend of mine that passed away. I touched on anxiety, and how it can manifest in the body. We often want to curl up and hide from the world; we wish to conceal, disappear, disintegrate. It’s funny, because the best thing […]

The Anatomy of Anxiety

By Alicia Moore (Part 1 of 2) A brilliant, beautiful friend of mine was murdered six weeks ago. It has taken me nearly all of that time to unravel myself from the tight ball I contorted my body into. It was as if the news had made my belly muscles contract, pulling me into myself–knees […]

The Dance- A Poem

by Alicia Moore   In the moonlit mountain air, I dance to the maddening bass in my head– bonfire ablaze at my feet as I thrash my body in the deep, orange glow of night. Little glass bottles of Ayahuasca shake and clank as each foot thumps the grayish clay. I am an earthquake– an […]

Oh, Autumn

Welcome to those delightfully crisp mornings! Nothing says autumn quite like delicious food; it is the Season of Harvest, after all. So I’m going to share two of my favorite fall recipes with you below. 1. I love butternut squash! If I had more time, I would conjure up butternut squash recipes all the time. […]

Musings on Music

By Alicia Moore “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou Music has changed the trajectory of my life; it has pulled me to shore, and pushed me out to sea. Music is my anchor, my life vest, my pockets full […]

Finding Gratitude

By Alicia Moore I woke up in Leadville, Colorado this morning in a red tent surrounded by those tall, thin pine trees that look like they might topple over at the slightest gust. I woke to the sting of a crisp predawn, to darkness, stillness, silence. I am grateful for this morning.  Gratitude doesn’t have […]

The War for Compassion

By Alicia Moore Com·pas·sion /kəmˈpaSHən/ noun Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. “the victims should be treated with compassion” Disclaimer: When I say “we” or “our”, I’m not speaking about each individual. I’m merely speaking about society as a whole. I know that there are many, many people out there […]

For Love’s Sake

By Alicia Moore “Love is the only force on earth more powerful than gravity.” -Unknown I have been told throughout my life that I have a wild heart. A heart that is reckless, perhaps. A heart that speaks louder than any other part of me, definitely. A heart that so fiercely loves music, lust, passion, […]

Quotes on Life, Love, and Stars

By Alicia Moore   “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde   “It is not the length of life, but depth of life.”      Ralph Waldo Emerson   “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.       It took me […]

Thoughts on Friendship and Impermanence

By Alicia Moore I was having brunch with an old friend last weekend, and we got to talking about friendship. I had recently lost a dear friend, and I was feeling inadequate. As we discussed the sad ending of this recent relationship I realized that I was no longer capable of forming bonds like the […]