2018 is All Jacked Up – Already

I mean, CRAP! In like a lion, 2018.  Is it too early to ask for the lamb? I am all jacked up for this year because it is the one wherein I turn fifty, (shhh!).  Saying ‘yes’ as much as I can is.  Pondering ‘how’ not ‘if’ cool things can be done.  Not just dreamingContinue reading “2018 is All Jacked Up – Already”

5 Ways to Stay Focused

Life is hard.  Life is busy and if you are like me you have about 590 things going on in your mind at once. This trait makes Yoga my perfect mate and hardest endeavor which is probably why I love it so.  Stillness is almost extinct in this day and age where multi-tasking is reveredContinue reading “5 Ways to Stay Focused”

Yes, bartender I’ll have another!

Have you heard of Kombucha?  The Chinese call it the “Immortal Health Elixir?” It’s been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases.  (Source:  The Food Renegade) I tried my first bottle this past week. The ingredient listContinue reading “Yes, bartender I’ll have another!”

Do you think I’m pretty?

Oh for god’s sake.  Can MMY be more self-involved?  I take selfies at work instead of writing research proposals.  (shhhh, I need my job.) My new mantra:  Strong is the new skinny. Not a petite person but related to several and friend to many, I have always had a negative body image.  The overly blessed bosom thatContinue reading “Do you think I’m pretty?”

Dirty Love and My Hero

I am in the middle of reading this book.                           In this heartbreakingly beautiful book of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, beloved and celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love.  –Amazon I picked it  up at Hudson NewsContinue reading “Dirty Love and My Hero”

Medic! Tales from Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach

Following is a short race report from the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 1, 2013 and a review of the hot vinyasa class I took 24 hours later thinking it would help me. Spoiler:  I did not win.  31-year-old Kenyan Henry Rutto did. Of the now 9 half marathons IContinue reading “Medic! Tales from Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach”

5 ways to deal with non-yogi’s in your life

Can’t we just all be happy?  Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Our constitutional and God-given right.  Right??? Right.  Warning:  a little self-disclosure is on tap today. Over the years I have found my way to a therapist’s chair (thank God) for various issues collectively called Life.  Some to them include: A broken heartContinue reading “5 ways to deal with non-yogi’s in your life”

Poor pigs.

Why is it that whenever anyone is being self-deprecating about being selfish, they bring a pig into?  Here’s what I heard this week: I am a selfish pig, I am glad my kids are going back to school. (Colorado Athlete Extraordinaire) I was out  mountain biking and was late picking up my daughter from softball.  IContinue reading “Poor pigs.”

Some pictures of pure joy

Have you ever seen a dog smile?  I am one of the lucky ones whose chocolate lab exposes her pearly whites in abundant love.  While my family was vacationing in South Carolina, my dear friend and fellow animal-lover (actually she puts me to shame) stopped in to check on my Maggie and was gleefully greetedContinue reading “Some pictures of pure joy”

Reweaving

I miss writing.  I miss my blog.  Whenever there long breaks between posts (like now) I freeze.  I want to come out of the gate with award winning prose and momentum that attracts followers and accolades alike.  I lose my authentic drive to write – because I love to.  I love words.  I am inContinue reading “Reweaving”