• exercise,  friendship,  inner world,  spirituality

    so what do you do when you’re livid?

    Now that I’ve had a chance to retract my adamantium claws after some frustration recently, I’ve been thinking about the process of healing after a difficult incidents like this. ┬áThank you to everyone who wrote encouraging comments, emails, called me & sent me carmels via carrier pigeons. I’m thankful for your kindness and the pigeons only ate 1/2 of the carmels! What do you do when you’re angry? hurt? frustrated? bitter? Why would I bother to even write about difficult experiences, or how I’m dealing with them? why? Because I’m betting that every single one of you have some sort of shizzle you’re dealing with in your life too. And…

  • exercise,  travel

    yogi santa

    Even Santa partakes in the downward dog to work off some of those holiday cookies and eggnog ­čÖé Are any other ladies┬áfeeling like Spanx will become your new best friend in 2010? ┬áIt’s never too late to join in the 12 days of yoga challenge in December. Perhaps you too have realized that travel makes consistent exercise more difficult- and around this time of year it can feel easier to sit comatose after a big meal than get up and move. ┬áThankfully, this past weekend as I’ve been in indianapolis celebrating an early Christmas with my in-laws, my sister-in-law ┬áRachel found a place for us to drop-in for a yoga…

  • exercise

    Yoga pants: God’s gift to women everywhere

    Sometimes I even do yoga in my yoga pants. Just not this past week. When it comes to relaxing, this is basically my uniform. And that’s what I’ve mostly been doing this past week. Well, actually not relaxing at all. Stressing out about the stuff I need to get done before my sabbatical in January, figuring out time to do all the Christmas prep of wrapping, baking, getting food poisoning, hosting parties…and as Elaine once said “yada, yada, yada.” Well this week it was time to slip on the yoga pants and glide into a chaturunga pose- If I’m going to do 12 days of yoga this December, I need…

  • exercise

    12 days of Yoga! Feeling less stress yet?

    Last week when I was in Wheaton for a class doing Yoga was a great way to wind down at the end of the night, especially after sitting all day. I don’ t think I could ever do a desk job again- I’m too antsy. This week I haven’t done any yoga because I came down with the flu or something like it. I just sent Dave out to get me some soup- since I’ve mainly subsisted on ginger ale today. Here’s a pathetic sickie picture for you: I am feeling better after sleeping all day & hopefully I won’t be bowing to the porcelain throne again tonight. But me…