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The Truth is What is Useful, Part 37

by Brandie Sellers • May 2, 2016

My grandmother, Joy, is 93 ⅔. (I think when you pass 90 your age should be calculated like when you are under the age of ten.) She is sometimes lucid, and will tell you detailed stories about things that happened a very long time ago, and sometimes she does not know exactly who I am.

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Me, Grandmother (Joy), and my 1st cousin, Shelby.  Taken in March, 2016. Me, Grandmother (Joy), and my 1st cousin, Shelby. Taken in March, 2016.[/caption]

About Brandie Sellers

I began writing at the age of six when I composed my first poem. I stopped writing for a while when I became an “adult,” so I could focus on “adult things.” But that didn’t last long because I have a lot of words burning holes in me trying to get out. And, “adulthood” is totally overrated.

I came to yoga at age thirty to find myself. I discovered that I was there all along, I was just covered up with the mud of life and yoga helped me see myself. It helped me uncover my gifts, and, more importantly, helped me appreciate them and gave me the courage to put them into the world and own them. Despite my aspirations to be a lawyer when I grew up, I began teaching yoga after writing up a little class one night to do in my kitchen with a friend, and fell in love with reminding other people to breathe and have grace for themselves. I have taught over 5,000 hours of yoga classes and privates, completed my 500-hour teacher training, and hold an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist designation.

I was selected to be a Voices Columnist for The Dallas Morning News in 2010. The following year I had an essay published in “What I Wish For You,” by Patti Digh. I started a blog to write about yoga, but it evolved into writings about how I use yoga to persevere when life sends me a shit-storm, like a suicidal husband, divorce, and living with breast cancer.

I am available for private yoga therapy sessions, speaking engagements and freelance writing.

I live in McKinney, Texas, with my partner, Tom, and three children.