Watch Party

A fan of Ice Cube, Tiger Woods, the James Madison University Dukes, Running, Ironman and all things Yoga, it was a good day. Running It wasn’t good just because I ran 7+ miles with my Iron-mommas and tri-babies plus one Navy Seal in the making. A display to admire, this guy upped his fitness gameContinue reading “Watch Party”

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…”

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”

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”

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”

Sweet Sixteen

Sweet 2016. This year my daughter turns 16. Her behavior is not always sweet (what teenager’s is??) but her heart and soul always is so. She is intense and beautiful and deeply feeling. A thinker. She is my teacher of patience and compassion. She reminds me to always do and be better.  Just when I thinkContinue reading “Sweet Sixteen”

Iron Maidens

On December 23 I drove 34 miles at 5:15am to swim 2,000 yards with my race team. On this day, Dave Murray – guitarist for Iron Maiden turned 59. I am not a fan of British heavy metal music but I am of events that inspire a good headline. This one is truth indeed. HereContinue reading “Iron Maidens”

Good to Great Friday

It’s Good Friday.  Having grown up Catholic with 13 years of parochial school under my belt, I know how to have a good Good Friday.  Customs include:  Fasting for the day Adoration of the Cross Worldwide silence at 3 PM (the noted time of death of Jesus) As I have done for many of the pastContinue reading “Good to Great Friday”

6 Ways to Find Zen in the Lap Lane

I used to be one of these: Before this summer I hadn’t swum a real lap since I was 11 years old.  I love the water.  I can swim but hadn’t worked it into my fitness regimen.  Frankly I was afraid.  Since I hurt my foot during the Miami Marathon, my running is still a ways off. Continue reading “6 Ways to Find Zen in the Lap Lane”