Whatever Happened to Kindness?

The other morning I got up to do yoga. My yoga space has a small window that looks out into the street. It’s on the third floor, so I get a bird’s eye view of the area. I was standing in Tadasana, and I saw what I first thought was a dog. I realized in […]

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The Raw, Frozen Shelf of Sadness

I had lunch with a friend today. We both admitted we were feeling an undercurrent of sadness. My underlying low energy keeps me on the verge of bursting into tears. But, then I exercise or go for a walk or go to bed, and I’m fine. I think it’s the holidays and the expectations and […]

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Making a Path Through the Snow

I’ve been enjoying the snow. I even enjoyed shoveling it. After all, it is exercise. Most of my activities don’t require upper body strength, so this is one of the few great ways to get an upper body workout while I’m NOT focusing on working out. My dirty little secret is I really hate working […]

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Fill Your Fillings, Gurl!

  One of my friends in Memphis used to say “fill your fillings, gurl!”. I always giggled but usually I was so sad when she said it that it was hard to laugh too hard. Every time I get down in the dumps I hear her sweet voice reminding me to “fill my fillings” … […]

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Learning from Dr. Joan: Changing the Brain

I had the great opportunity today to participate in a workshop with Joan Borysenko. I bought her book Minding the Body, Mending the Mind many years ago, but never completed reading it. I was at The Red Shoes in December, and they had a display out advertising this workshop. One of my New Year’s resolutions […]

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Emotional First Aid

My friend and fellow blogger, Tara Mae, shared this Ted Talk on her blog the other day. Dr. Winch makes the point that we value the health of the body much more than we value the health of the mind. I see it when friends run to a medical doctor for every little tiny illness […]

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It’s All Lavender… I Just Wish There Was More of It

I’m up at 3 this morning. It wasn’t the first time I woke up either. It’s been like this all week. I’ve been in an emotional funk due to a lot of things. I hate these times. I hate it when things are unsettled. I crave normalcy. I want routine. Anxiety wants my world to […]

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Girl Talk: The Beautiful Sunny Face of Depression

In December of last year, one of my best friends committed suicide. I cringe even as I type these words because I can’t believe it’s true. She used to cross my mind from time to time, and I’d always think of her, alive and well, doing her PR work and playing with her dog and […]

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Living: Doing the Next Right Thing

I texted my friend Jessica Tuesday morning at 7:18 AM… Me: I’m really struggling this morning. Tired of the cooking, the working out, the running, the matcha – I want my f**king espresso! Jessica: It makes you so cranky! No working out today! Just rest. Do something for yourself. Me: Sick of these needy animals, […]

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