In the Flow.

No two ways around it: life is crazy right now. The past few weeks, I’ve been spending full weekends up at the Luminary Farm assisting Just Be Yoga’s teacher training, going to school full-time, maintaining a weekly teaching schedule in Santa Cruz, and going on a semi-tour with the film. I’ve spent a lot of…

When the Creative Well Runs Dry.

I haven’t been writing much publically over the past few months. Every once and awhile I’d open up this blog, stare at a blank page for awhile, then close my computer and walk away. Or, alternatively, I’d open up the blog, feel guilty that nothing had been posted in so long, try to bang out…

The “I Am Maris” First-Cut Premiere Was a Success!

All we can think to say is, “Thank you.” I struggle to find the words to express how I feel about the premiere and everything that came before it. That night I kept thinking, “Can everyone tell how grateful I am? Am I saying the right things? Have I thanked everyone?” The truth is, nothing…

“I Am Maris” Movie Fundraiser and Special Edition Tanks!

Click here to view the campaign page! I need your help. Friends, the filming for the documentary film “I Am Maris” is essentially complete, but the work has just begun. Editing, color correction, sound mixing, distribution, and more still needs to happen! This film is entirely funded by the filmmaker Laura Van Zee Taylor, because this…

I Have a Mission

So here’s the thing: a documentary is being made about me. You know, the whole being-followed-around-by-cameras thing. A woman I really respect and admire approached me with the idea for the film about a year ago, and it just felt right to me. The emphasis wasn’t on illness, wasn’t on lingering in the pain of my disorder,…