My forever friend

Maggie died on June 17, 2020. My heart is broken. She was the dog of my lifetime. Some may understand. I feel I have lost a dear friend. Maggie and I had a relationship, a deep, knowable, living, loving connection. For nearly eleven years, after school and practice and bedtime stories and baths and homeworkContinue reading “My forever friend”

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”

I got called out at yoga…

It wasn’t for anything good.  As a yoga teacher, I know it is disingenuous to rate the poses or practice as good, bad, or great. However I do not mind being told my down dog is the bomb or my camel, dancer, or pigeon pose is on point. The middle little girl in me still likesContinue reading “I got called out at yoga…”

19 Reasons to Drop the Mic

Boom. At 2:21pm tomorrow I will have been married 19 years. I never tire of a good race, birth, or relationship story and I do wholeheartedly believe every single one of us has one or a few. Here’s my story and why I simply must drop the mic. I met my husband 20 years agoContinue reading “19 Reasons to Drop the Mic”

Why You Should Always Take the Train

On Sunday, my husband and I took my oldest to college. It hit me like a freight train. I knew it was coming but didn’t anticipate the impact. Sure I: Deal with the ache of missing him daily around the house. (knew it) Wish I could have stayed longer when we dropped him off. (normal, kinda)Continue reading “Why You Should Always Take the Train”

Challenge Roth Race Report

That Time I Learned What I Already Know Warning: Long post, but 140.6 miles is a long way to go. Thanks for taking the time to read. A long time coming with purpose that cannot be over played, Challenge Roth 2016 in Germany was an epic adventure. My first full-distance triathlon, my first trip toContinue reading “Challenge Roth Race Report”

3 Reasons to Quit Something You Love

Soon, I am going to quit teaching Yoga. Given the name if my blog, it may seem a bit insane and it does feel super weird. After all, teaching Yoga: Makes me happy. Is legal. A part of the very core of me. Albert Einstein is much smarter than me and he said insanity is: doing the same thingContinue reading “3 Reasons to Quit Something You Love”

4 Bits O’ Honey

When my mindfulness skills are sharp I can find sweet things in the little things but at times that is a tall order. When I was in my early 20’s I had high expectations about the grande adventures life had in store for me. Single and searching in the early 90’s, I wondered if I’d ever findContinue reading “4 Bits O’ Honey”

Pacing the Cage with Jimmy Buffett

Eleven months ago I wrote this post about running the ING Miami Marathon. It started as a healthy tribute to my parents whom I lost too soon.  My siblings and I (below, I am second from the right) are the lucky souls fated to be raised by 2 of the best people to grace ourContinue reading “Pacing the Cage with Jimmy Buffett”