Finding My Momentum

In 2013, a yoga instructor suggested I pick a word or phrase to be my mantra for the new year, something that would help promote personal growth and keep focus on what is important to my life in that moment. She said "set your purpose". That year I chose the word JOY. I had the … Continue reading Finding My Momentum

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

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

Weighting for change

"It’s time for a change in outward appearance, be it a character, yourself, or someone in your life. In 500 words or less, write about a makeover of your choice (hair, clothes, makeup, facial hair for the menfolk), fictional or memoir/creative non-fiction. Let’s think about how physical appearance changes can affect the inner landscape."   … Continue reading Weighting for change

Run. Run. As fast as you can

Stephen King said, “The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” The RemembeRed memoir assignment this week,  from Write on Edge, asked us to write a memoir post inspired by that statement – in 300 words or less. The energy of the crowd surrounded me. I tried … Continue reading Run. Run. As fast as you can