Did you ever roll out of bed, pull on those same jeans that you always wear, slip on the same shoes you always put on, start to shuffle un-inspiredly out the door when…
You stopped in your tracks, feeling like lightning had just struck and you thought to yourself, WTF AM I DOING? Continue reading
I’m a believer. In humans. In the power and creativity and resourcefulness of people.
I am a human.
Ergo, it would be the logical thing to assume that I am always acutely aware of my own power, creativity, and resourcefulness.
However, just as I’m not completely convinced that the human beings that cut me off in traffic by making left-hand turns from the right-hand lanes actually have brains, I’m also not always completely sold on myself. Continue reading
The last of the Christmas cookies have been gobbled, trees are starting to find their fate curbside, and couch cushions have started to mold themselves to the shape of our backsides. Right around the corner is a New Year, promising new beginnings, new resolutions, a new YOU.
Right behind it is reality. Continue reading
I was given a cactus for my birthday this year. Actually, to be technical, it is a Euphorbia Pinto. She is over 3 feet tall, variegated, and covered in spikes. I named her Phoebe. She is supposed to be the easiest to care for plant you can give a person.
I’ve managed to put her in the ICU. Continue reading
Yesterday was the kind of the day that makes me remember why I love living in New England. The taste of fall was in the air and it was the perfect hiking weather. While my boyfriend was at work, I picked up his high-energy Weimaraner and took her to meet up with a few friends and their dogs for fun romp out in the country.
The dogs met up for the first time and got along smashingly. They had a grand time running through the fields, fetching sticks, swimming in the water, and wandering around in the woods. By the time I got back in the car I had a tired, happy, and well-behaved dog that I got to share a really wonderful afternoon with. I felt very lucky to have a bond with such a great dog.
It hasn’t always been this way. Continue reading
A student came into class today at the tail end of a “bear of a week.” Things had been crazy since last week’s vacation, she was struggling to put together what was supposed to have been easily assembled furniture, and to top it all off, when she got to yoga class she realized she had grabbed two tops instead of a top and a bottom.
Luckily, I had just transferred a ton of yoga clothes into my trunk so I was able to outfit her with a pair of cute shorts.
Anyway, as we were talking about her frustrating struggle with the piece of furniture, she made the comment that “At least age has taught me when I need to stop.” Continue reading
When I was younger, I was high maintenance. I would require multiple trips to the playground during the day, one parent walking me around during dinnertime while the other one ate, and 3 bedtime stories before I would actually be able to settle in and sleep for the evening. Needless to say, I required a lot of entertaining. A lot. My parents often joked that the reason they had my sister was because I needed someone to keep me entertained.
I don’t really think it’s that far off from the truth. Continue reading
Tonight’s thoughts were inspired by fellow yoga instructor (as well as talented writer/artist/amazing person extraordinaire), Deborah Bluestein. After class one day, she and another instructor and I were discussing postures. Being the astute observer that she is, Deborah commented on how it was frustrating as a teacher when students would choose (unknowingly or not) to POSE in a posture instead of actually being IN a posture.
BRILLIANT. Continue reading
Bob Dylan asks burning questions. When you can understand the questions he is asking. But really, so brilliant.
How does it feel?
Just sit with that for a moment.
I was asked recently by a student that wanted to know how far or deeply she should go into a posture.
Simple question, but the answer takes some time. Continue reading
One of my favorite movies is Finding Nemo. Dori is up there on my list of favorite individuals. Dori’s philosophy is a great one.
Just keep swimming. Continue reading