Just Move

There’s something about the nature of being human that often seems like we’re looking for a fight. Maybe it’s how we’re brought up. Maybe it’s the whole “no pain, no gain” that is spoken so easily without really examining the implications of following that advice. Actually, maybe it’s not really the nature of being human, but the complete opposite. I don’t think it’s our nature to want to be confrontational or combative. And I’m not even talking about with other people, I’m talking about how we are with ourselves. Continue reading

Shoveling Nemo

We had an insane snowstorm in New England about a month ago. It was so big it even got a name – Nemo. It was crazy. Grocery stores were wiped out of supplies. Wind, white-out conditions, travel bans, blizzarding snow. And when it was all over we were left with 24+ inches of snow…and no where to put it. That’s the problem with living in the city. There are only so many places you can pile up humungo snow banks. Continue reading

Feel Happy to Be Happy

We are taught many things in our life that we automatically accept as truth.  We are taught that if we work hard/buy a house/make a ton of money/raise a family/drive a hybrid car/etc. etc. that the effect of that particular action will make us happy.

All you have to do is watch any show on celebrities to know HAVING does not equal happiness.  They look so good on paper: they have a wonderful house, children, a well paying job, respect and fame in their industry, the ability to travel all over the world, so you’d think they’d be set to live happily ever after.  But how often do we hear about their mental breakdowns, drug addictions, extramarital affairs, miserable children, and lawsuit happy acquaintances?

Sounds like any regular human being but even more complicated.  And publicized.

So if it’s not the acquisition of STUFF that will make us happy, what will? Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

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

Trust Me

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

In With The Tide

Some days it’s really hard to find something to write about.  Other days I am overflowing with ideas and inspiration and feel like I could write a novel in one sitting.  Today my brain feels a bit sleepy and empty which I’m sure has nothing to do with last night’s Cabernet Sauvignon.

I’m confident I used up most of my thoughts while chatting my brains out during the process of consuming it. Continue reading

That’s Entertainment

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

How Does it Feel?

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