Earthquake in Lynchburg, Va

That time you woke up heart bursting because you get to see the Game of Life played by your first-born who left you just 6 months ago to chase his dreams, have new experiences and get a college degree. And you walk extra slow across the parking lot to make the getting of shampoo andContinue reading “Earthquake in Lynchburg, Va”

3 Shots of Tennessee Whiskey

I had every intention of practicing yoga on my recent trip to Nashville. I researched studios in a trendy ‘hood called the Gulch, a dynamic area of urban development and redevelopment located between Music Row and Downtown. The Gulch is an exciting combination of the old, the adapted, and the cutting edge. It pulsates with opportunities for theContinue reading “3 Shots of Tennessee Whiskey”

This one’s big

I am learning some big, big things right now.  The biggest one comes at the end.  Kids, work, husband, carpools, bill-paying, training, all the usual and some not so usual life-stuff has put a lot of space between posts.  My last one was Easter Weekend – one of the hardest of my life.  Here’s why:Continue reading “This one’s big”

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!”

Miami Madness

Finishing the 2014 Lifetime Miami Marathon is by far the hardest physical thing I have ever done including drug-free childbirth.   I did it.  I ran 15 miles in tremendous pain.  The end. The bigger, better aspects of the race report include this: 1.  My sisters gave me their marathon.  They stayed right with me throughoutContinue reading “Miami Madness”

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?”

Privates and having tea with a suffragist

Today’s headline is a reflection of my homebound day caused by an East Coast ice storm: random and (hopefully) curious.  This post is 2 parts. I hope you like them both.  Please let me know.  I live just to the right of the red circle. The Private Part Due to a gap in federal funding,Continue reading “Privates and having tea with a suffragist”

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”

Ironman Florida, You’re a good girl! (video)

I have the great privilege of teaching yoga to associates at CarMax headquarters in Goochland, Virginia.  One of my students has this tattoo: Here’s how she got it: Swam 2.4 miles in open water Biked 112 miles Ran 26.2 miles ALL.  IN.  ONE.  DAY.  I love her and her moxy.  Having done this crazy thing,Continue reading “Ironman Florida, You’re a good girl! (video)”