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

Sunday Night Check-In: Chillin’

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’

Sunday Night Check-In: Long, Lazy Weekend

Since the monsoon forced the evacuation of our building last Thursday at 1 PM, I had a really long, unexpected weekend. It would have been nice to have some great weather, but I guess I wouldn't have the days off if the weather was good. I'm very grateful that I didn't get flooded, but I … Continue reading Sunday Night Check-In: Long, Lazy Weekend

Yoga Challenge Day 30: I Made It!

Today was the 30th day of my Yoga Challenge. I did yoga every day for 30 days. Some days it was a vigorous practice. On others, I did a long yoga nidra. But, I did something every day. I listened to my body and did challenging practices when I needed the energy, and I did … Continue reading Yoga Challenge Day 30: I Made It!

Yoga Challenge Day #15: Loving Les

I took some classes with Les Leventhal in Chicago at the Midwest Yoga Conference. It doesn't look like they are still having it in Chicago unless I just can't find it on the internet. I loved going to that conference. I got to practice with national teachers like Seane Corn, the Kest brothers (Jonny and … Continue reading Yoga Challenge Day #15: Loving Les