movement · triathlon experiment

Speaking of Follow-Through

Speaking of follow-through, I think I have talked myself into training for a sprint Triathlon.  Last summer I was part of a team in the Outdoor Divas Triathlon in Longmont, Colorado. My sister had participated in the past, doing the swim leg of the event with friends she had known a long time. Last year… Continue reading Speaking of Follow-Through

book review · My books

New year, New Watchword

Instead of resolutions or goals, I try to do “watchwords” for the new year. I wrote about my watchword for 2019 in our book, Musings of a Yoga Community, available here (I’m pretty proud of it). Last year’s watchword was “order” and I used it to help organize my life. It kind of worked, although… Continue reading New year, New Watchword

community · yoga off the mat

Chipotle love- compassion in the wild

This weekend I went to eat at Chipotle. For those of you unfortunate enough not to have one nearby, Chipotle is a chain restaurant that has giant burritos, with beans, rice and meat wrapped in tortillas. You stand in line and order at the counter, and it winds up being about a $10 lunch. It… Continue reading Chipotle love- compassion in the wild

mindfulness

Being Thankful on the Darkest Days of the Year

My dad used to ski hard. He skied at the top ten percent of his ability. When I was a kid, he would barrel down the mountain, then stop and wait for me and my mom as we leisurely drifted back and forth across the hill. He always waited for us, but when he was… Continue reading Being Thankful on the Darkest Days of the Year

yoga off the mat

Spooky Halloween Story- Just Gain the Weight

So, I’ve been struggling with hormones lately (another thing I have in common with middle school students- crazy chemical imbalances) Things have evened out, fewer hot flashes, fewer random rages, fewer unpredictable gushes. One of the terrifying things I read when I was first dealing with peri-menopause (definition- menopause is a one time event: last… Continue reading Spooky Halloween Story- Just Gain the Weight

yoga off the mat

Spooky Halloween Story: Be Authentic

As the leaves get crunchy and the pumpkins grow moldy (I know, not for everyone: Hello, Southern Hemisphere!) I have been thinking and writing about scary stuff, like being old and feeble and the idea of giving up caffeine, and here’s another- showing the real me… But, the real me is awful! Yeah, which real… Continue reading Spooky Halloween Story: Be Authentic

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Spooky Halloween Stories- Old People with No Muscles!

For the month of October, I’m writing about terrifying things- like LACK of MUSCLE MASS!!! Imagine this whole post read in a deep ominous voice)   My sister in-law told me this story about when she was in nursing school, she did some practicum hours at a flu shot clinic. Mostly old people came to… Continue reading Spooky Halloween Stories- Old People with No Muscles!

book review

Spooky Halloween Stories- Sleep and Caffeine

During the month of October, in the spirit of Halloween (get it, spirit?) I am writing posts about things that scare me, or should scare me. Imagine this read aloud in a verry spoooooky voice. I’m reading the book  Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson. He’s got a podcast, and I first heard about him on… Continue reading Spooky Halloween Stories- Sleep and Caffeine