Everything Matters

You matter. What you do makes a difference. Everything you think, every word you speak, every task you complete and those you don’t. Everything matters. It’s a gift to be alive even when it’s hard. During a recent workout led by my Ironman, Businessman, Great Man brother-in-law, a pack of athlete ambassadors planked, lunged, bear-crawled,Continue reading “Everything Matters”

Something I am embarrassed about

I am a classically trained dancer with a ferocious love of good bass. I am a health and wellness writer and yoga teacher from the Iyengar lineage. I have practiced Ashtanga yoga in the Mysore tradition and am a self-professed seeker. A purist, a tattoo-contemplator, a hot-dog sneakin’-vegan and a little righteous about pulling yourselfContinue reading “Something I am embarrassed about”

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”

5 Favorite Things and My Weekend at an Ashram

The Ashram Experience – Yogaville I am still in la-la land over my weekend with 10 powerhouse beauties at Yoga Camp – This term we coined to describe dorm life of the Om genre.  Complete with covert happy hours, coffee contraband and making fun of the die-hards we experienced: “A little bit of weird andContinue reading “5 Favorite Things and My Weekend at an Ashram”

The view from my ledge

Spoiler alert:  it’s not this: More like this lately: Note the tether.  Things have not deteriorated too much. I  am so tired of the pain in my foot, I want to explode.  Don’t click to the next email, please.  I need you.  Hear me out.  You’ve seen this quote: “Dance like nobody’s watching; love likeContinue reading “The view from my ledge”

My gourmet 20-miler

For real?!!  Yesterday was my 7th 20 mile run and it was by far the most hype. It included: 2 heated bathroom breaks with no line on clean commodes with toilet paper a shot of wheatgrass and fresh juice at mile-14 an offer of fresh peppers dipped in humus a suggestion to stop at 7-11Continue reading “My gourmet 20-miler”

How to get past mile 15 and 5 Holiday Yoga Poses

It’s 6:20 a.m. Christmas Eve.  I am preparing to go on a 5 mile quickie.  I entered the Virginia pre dawn chill to retrieve the paper atop my driveway and thought of those 3 wise men traversing the mountains for days to meet the Man of All Time (he was a baby then).  What didContinue reading “How to get past mile 15 and 5 Holiday Yoga Poses”

I need your input

I have an idea to run by you – but first, the set up. So I am laying in bed early this morning unable to sleep (nothing new).  This wasn’t working. It usually does.  My random thoughts include: grocery shopping today will be a nightmare.  i need to fit my run in before the girlsContinue reading “I need your input”

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”

Fabulous Florida

Suffice it to say there was A LOT of love smeared across Panama City Beach, Florida over the weekend.  If I could jack up every superlative I know it wouldn’t come close to describing Ironman Florida 2013.  Triathlon Competitor captured some amazing moments.  Here are a few: The surf was rough for the swim. OfContinue reading “Fabulous Florida”