yoga off the mat

When a kid comes back to his old school…

     So, I’m sitting at the table, with garlic bread, pasta, meatballs, and a fluffy mound of fresh grated Parmesan cheese in front of me. My head hurts, my eyes burn and I try to hold back the tears for the umpteenth time today. Nope. The tears come- I was trying to stuff the… Continue reading When a kid comes back to his old school…

anatomy

Shoulders are a bitch to rehab…

One of my colleagues was absent this week, recovering from shoulder surgery. Rumors flew around the teachers’ lounge- no, she didn’t injure it attempting to strangle an 8th grader, it was something else. She had been sure she’d recover fast and be back to work by Wednesday. Ummm…no. Your shoulder joint is super complicated, and… Continue reading Shoulders are a bitch to rehab…

movement

Really, you need another gift guide? Well…

However,  I realize that sometimes, people want to buy things for people they love. And they want to buy useful things, that are related to activities that those beloved people like to do. For example, people who like to take photos in the cold might want…ummm…warm boots for their tripods…I don’t know.

yoga

This is why we squat!

Real life has taken over some of my writing time- it’s good, but I’ve got some guilt over not writing. I guess part of adulthood is deciding to make time for the things that are important. It’s just that so many things are important… One of the things I made time for this last month… Continue reading This is why we squat!

wellness

I’ve got a bone to pick with the health fair…

So, the school district I work for gives a discount on insurance when we go to the health fair, and the folks at my school are organized enough to volunteer to host a site every year. It is a great deal, skip breakfast, pop in before the bell rings, get my finger pricked and find… Continue reading I’ve got a bone to pick with the health fair…

martial arts

Indomitable what now?

Time keeps flowing toward that magic date of December 1, 2017, when I’ll stand for my black belt test in taekwondo. I’m a little stressed. As part of my requirements, I am writing a 10 page paper about becoming a black belt. Here’s a chunk of it- by the time you read this, the whole… Continue reading Indomitable what now?