Don’t Mind the Weeds

If you know me personally, you know that I am a gardener.  I like it so much that I started a YouTube channel about it.  Gardening is a lot like my yoga, when yoga is not my yoga…if that makes any sense.  There’s something liberating about being pissed off and walking outside to pull someContinue reading “Don’t Mind the Weeds”

No One’s Coming for You

About two years ago, I was teaching yoga at 5:45 am.  I’m not what people would consider “a morning person.” I don’t naturally get up that early or particularly like it.  But at the time, it seemed like a good idea.  I felt about teaching early morning the way professional dog poop picker-uppers feel aboutContinue reading “No One’s Coming for You”

Return to Form

I’ve missed you. I’ve missed writing. I didn’t think I had anything to write about.  I did. I was wondering if people even read anymore.  I wasn’t reading anymore. I took all my opinions over to Instagram.  I like videos, but they aren’t the same as writing.  They don’t feel as therapeutic as taking myContinue reading “Return to Form”

Love the One You’re With

“Well, there’s a rose in a fisted glove…” – Stephen Stills From the age 19 until about 27, I lived alone, and I liked it.  I didn’t particularly like being around people for long periods of time, and I was perfectly okay with that.  Around 2011, when my then-boyfriend, now-husband and I decided we should tryContinue reading “Love the One You’re With”

Keep Coming Back

After my Friday morning run I was shocked and elated to hear my running app announce: “Congratulations!…”  I had just run my fastest mile EVER.  We didn’t have fitness apps in the 80’s, but I know I couldn’t run as fast as I do now.  During the elementary gym class one mile run, I would beContinue reading “Keep Coming Back”

One Strong Lady

“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.” – Chinese proverb Since my post on Tuesday about “the beach incident,” I’ve received an outpouring of support from just about everyone.  People told me they loved me, promised to maim and/orContinue reading “One Strong Lady”

You have the perfect body.

You have the perfect body. Pay attention to what thoughts come up when you hear someone say that about you.  Here’s a common list: “Shut up.” “Yeah…right.” “Me?” “You haven’t seen me naked!” “You can’t be serious.” “Nobody’s perfect!” “It would be perfect, if it were:  thinner, younger, taller, shorter, thicker, curvier, not as curvy,Continue reading “You have the perfect body.”