Just Breathe and Find Space D31

I went to see an Integrative Health person a month or so ago. My cholesterol is high and my weight seems solidly stuck on “meh” no matter what I eat, which is making me start to think I should just eat a lot of donuts and call it a day. Yes, I know that’s not […]

I am the Okayest

Perfection is the enemy of progress – Winston Churchill I’ve been going to yoga twice a week since February. And I firmly believe I am the World’s Okayest Yogi. I even have a shirt that says so. This is a title I wear with pride because it is against my nature to do things I am […]

Stacking the Deck

I am going this morning for my annual mammogram. The procedure itself is certainly strange. The kind voiced older woman laying her hands on me – tugging and arranging. The squishing and squashing. It’s not horrible. But it’s not something I am in a huge hurry to do more often. But obviously, there’s a chance that […]

Dreaming the Life

You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one – John Lennon You might not actually say that…but it’s true.  And I hope (please) that I am not the only one who needs to get off my butt and start Living the Dream instead of Dreaming the Life. In my dreams I […]

Keeping Score

I have no interest (none) in sports, yet am somehow super competitive, especially with myself. I want to be doing everything right and have a probably unhealthy compulsion to avoid being wrong. And sometimes this manifests in strange ways. I noticed the last time I was at the grocery store (where I seem to be […]

Getting Real

You’ve seen the articles and videos talking about the “photoshop effect.” The unattainable standard of beauty that has been created by the media, which not only endlessly bombards us with images of the most beautiful and wealthiest women – whose actual JOB it is to be flawlessly beautiful – but then photoshops those images into […]


This Friday, I will wake up at 4AM. I will put on my cute skirt/leggings combo, an athletic top, a jacket, my handy-dandy black hat with pink trim, and my trusty sneakers. I will apply a lot of sunscreen even though the sun won’t even make an appearance for 3 more hours. I’ll probably make […]

This Could Be a Problem

I think my arms are shrinking. Not in a “my what slender arms you have” sort of way.  More in a “you are beginning to resemble a T-Rex” sort of way. But without the pointy teeth. Thank goodness. The freakish proportions of my upper appendages first came to my attention in yoga class a few […]

Dental Health Not Compatible with Mental Health

…for me anyway. My saga begins in October 2010.  My (now ex) husband had just informed me (for the 2nd…and not final) time that he wanted to leave.  Good times. I had dropped my kids off with my Mom and as I drove to my dentist appointment I was thinking about how very very tired […]


I am thankful for (in no particular order): My kids Health – mine and everyone I love My grandfather – who is still hanging in.  Love you, Pop. My parents My brother and his family The rest of my extended family – cousins make the world more interesting My friends My neighbors – except the […]