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
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
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!
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
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
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
The Sunday night before I started my PMP (Project Management Professional) class, the instructor sent out an email on what to bring to class and some links for additional study. In that email, he said we would be doing algebra and provided a link to Kahn Academy's algebra lessons. "Algebra??" I said aloud … Continue reading Resistance is the Teacher
It was dark when I left out this morning at 8 AM. Christmas lights sparkled red and green against the soft luminescent snow. The Winter Solstice is this week - Thursday to be exact. I love Solstice celebrations. When I think of the significance of lightness and darkness in our lives, it makes sense to … Continue reading Sundays in Sawyer: Dancing With Darkness
It was a long week last week. Everyday started at 6:30 AM ended around 7:30 PM with a meeting. Luckily, there were slow times in between where I could run home and walk my dog, but I had some very long days even for somebody who usually gets up early. I'm waking up now at … Continue reading Sunday Night Check-In: Chillin’
I've rearranged my mornings a bit since I've started back to work. I was doing yoga first thing after feeding the pets, but it just didn't flow. After I got all loosey goosey and reveling in the "sauce" of my practice, I had to walk the dog and get ready for the day. Ashok got … Continue reading What I Learned in Yoga This Morning….