Creating Space #ywadedicate

This morning's practice (Day 13 of the Dedicate Yoga Journey) was about creating space. In the first few minutes, I moved stiffly into a twist from a standing forward bend. Mind you I had been in bed only 30 minutes before. After the initial resistance from my creaky joints, my heart opened up to the … Continue reading Creating Space #ywadedicate

The Dark Season

My boss handed me her "Happy Light" today and told me to use it while she was out. "It works," she said. "It's already making me feel better." The darkness in Michigan starts to take its toll around this time of year. It gets increasingly worse for awhile even though the days are getting longer. … Continue reading The Dark Season

It’s More Fun With Girls in the House!

There's a line in the lady's room at the Capitol! Woohoo... things are looking up. I have found myself smiling more than once this week and outright chuckling a few times at the splash of color - both figuratively and literally - in a typically old white man's parlor. Our youngest congresswoman is playfully enjoying … Continue reading It’s More Fun With Girls in the House!

Day 3: Channeling Winslet

In this morning's yoga practice, Adrienne encouraged me to imagine myself as Kate Winslet "flying" over the sea at the bow of the Titanic. I know the story doesn't end all that well. But, really, do any of us know how this day will end. What if these were our last moments? Would you want … Continue reading Day 3: Channeling Winslet

Got ‘er Done! #ywadedicate

Today was sunny! I got home from work, changed clothes and took Ashok for a 3.5 mile run. It was a lovely night out. Ashok was so happy especially when we came upon this big puddle. She started sprinting toward it, dragging me with her and then jumped and splashed through it like a puppy. … Continue reading Got ‘er Done! #ywadedicate

Discerning I’m Lazy #ywadedicate

I walked out of the building tonight, and I shivered. Ice mixed with snow fluttered toward the ground propelled sideways by gusts of wind. Brrrr... I pulled my coat tighter around my neck and hurried to my car. Ice coated the windshield like a hard rock outer coating. I couldn't bear to get out of … Continue reading Discerning I’m Lazy #ywadedicate

Hitting All My Marks

"Wish me luck," I said to my coworkers as I was leaving. "I have to run tonight."  "You are running outside in this?" my coworker said. "Better you than me." I knew it was cold. I didn't know it was raining, sleeting and spitting snow until I walked out the door. Ugh... do I really … Continue reading Hitting All My Marks

Chicago From a Window Seat

A man on the streetcorner amplifies his voice through a bullhorn. "Jesus loves you," he screams to no one in particular. A taxi horn toot-toots. Shoppers swarm across the bridge wearing dark coats, bright hats and multi-colored gloves as if it's a uniform. The wound on my back throbs. I should have bandaged it I … Continue reading Chicago From a Window Seat

My Trusty Rides

I'm not sure what month I purchased them. Sometime last fall, I committed to running again and walked over to Connected Soles, the running store two blocks from my house. The shoe specialist offered me some choices, and I ended up with a pair of purple Saucony Rides. They felt so comfy on my feet … Continue reading My Trusty Rides

Taking the Path of More Resistance

I mapped out my 11-miler for Sunday morning. I just could NOT do another circular run around my house. During the week I have to stay close to save time, but why on earth would I trace the same steps again when I have the freedom to roam? I traced a beautiful route online through … Continue reading Taking the Path of More Resistance