A Resolution I Can Keep

A couple of years ago I was really struggling with a mix of changing hormones and over all stinkin' thinking. I allowed turning 40 to be a burden rather than a time to celebrate. Whenever frustration or disappointment crept in my soul, I foolishly gave it a place to hibernate. The heaviness sat there day … Continue reading A Resolution I Can Keep

Sometimes I purposely make messes to clean up messes

DW walked into our downstairs office a couple of weeks ago and unexpectedly found me rearranging furniture, bookshelves, and supplies. Again. "There is something seriously wrong with you," he said without a smirk, climbing over the piles of debris and around misplaced furniture, "it's like you have an illness or something." I have a plan, … Continue reading Sometimes I purposely make messes to clean up messes

Giving up the balancing act for real balance

My first two yoga sessions were humbling. My impression of yoga was that it was all about stretching and flexibility. I also had a negative opinion that the so-called "spiritual" aspect of the practice was silly and unnecessary. So when I found myself struggling with steadiness, strength and silence it was clear that I had … Continue reading Giving up the balancing act for real balance

My Yoga experience surprised me

My best friend E is part of the Mind Body Heart Yoga Studio and family. She has been practicing yoga for many years, but recently started becoming more involved in the teaching aspect. I tried it once many years ago - well, sort of tried it. I believe it was a Hatha Yoga class, which … Continue reading My Yoga experience surprised me

Define your beauty

The Victoria's Secret bag lay unopened on my bed. It was full of bathing suit options for our two upcoming summer trips, both of which involved beaches and water.  I didn't dare try on suits in the store, under the watch of a perky twenty-something-year-old that will lie and say, "Oh, that looks great on … Continue reading Define your beauty