I’ve noticed that I’ve been a little depressed the second half of the summer, and in my self-care for the last month or so, I’ve been reaching for something beautiful. This has really been helping to ground me when everything overwhelms me. I decided I’d use this habit to make my September as amazing as […]
I took my first hot vinyasa class in probably a year. I was a regular at a local studio, but my interest waned after a month or so. This class that I took was enjoyable, and the most fun class I’ve taken in quite some time. What made the difference? I focused on myself and […]
Navigating different workouts provides me with plenty of teaching moments. For one, I’ve learned recently that it is possible to be “thigh dominant.” Basically, that means that when I do leg exercises, my quads get all of the glory. I never thought I could fight my genetic big booty, and it didn’t help that I couldn’t […]
The older I get, the more I realize that so much can be gleaned from children. I try to make time at least once a week to be around someone under the age of 12, because I find that it helps to put the kerfuffles of adulthood in perspective. Babies are born oblivious to the ills […]
I love outdoor workouts. So of course I took advantage of the recent mild temperatures and ventured out of the gym. There’s nothing like natural endorphins and the ones produced during a good sweat session. The puppies took advantage, too. How have you been spending these unseasonably warm days?
“Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.”- Mark Twain Obviously, I did not eat literal frogs this past Saturday. I did, however, get up early and tackle the toughest tasks before noon. This was an intuitive move on my part because by 2pm I was […]
We were lucky enough to have weather last Saturday in the 60’s, so we did what we do best-loaded up our children and went for a hike. A 5k hike was the perfect prescription for problem solving, bonding, and learning how to trust yourself. Not sure how? Imagine if you struggle with driving directions, and […]
This week, I brought some friends along for Self-Care Saturday. I awoke at 7:30 and started with a cup of jasmine tea before my 9am pilates class. This was the perfect way to start my day, and it left me energized and focused. Later, I photographed a first birthday party for a friend, and I […]