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Taking my own advice
Friday, June 21, 2013      15 comments

Often I haver recommended that if injury or others issues keep one from practicing yoga that you can still practice in your mind. I have strained my SI joint and have radiating pain from some nerve involvement. I am in PT, but at PT's directi... Read more
My Dad
Sunday, June 16, 2013      10 comments

My dad died just over 20 years ago. However, his love, his humor, his joy of life still lives in my heart and the hearts of my children. He was widowed shortly after he and mom moved to our present home. Our children were very young at the ti... Read more
Reading and Yoga: A Metaphor
Thursday, May 30, 2013      10 comments

Years ago, too many to count, I learned how to read. I don’t remember the process, but I eventually became a reading teacher and began to understand how it happens. Children who are read to and know the alphabet when they enter school are very... Read more
Lotus Pose
Friday, May 24, 2013      21 comments

I have been working on lotus pose all of my yoga career.... about 8 years. Today, according to my teacher whom I trust, I finally achieved a relatively good lotus pose. This pic was taken about 7 AM this morning at the end of my practice. I h... Read more
Challenging quote
Wednesday, May 22, 2013      8 comments

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust I receive several daily emails with inspirational quotes. Today this one struck a chord in me that is still echoing and reverberating. I l... Read more
Wonderful Mother's Day Gift
Sunday, May 19, 2013      14 comments

My DD was visiting her cousin in a town with a glass blowing store. They give lessons and you end up with a glass ornament at the end. I had a fabulous time blowing two ornaments. Enjoy my fun vicariously through these three pics. ... Read more
Pics of our weather today
Thursday, May 02, 2013      6 comments

Out my car window on the way home from early morning yoga class May 2, 2013.... in Iowa Our dri... Read more
Emotional Eating Thoughts
Monday, April 22, 2013      7 comments

What follows is a summary through the lens of my experience of a couple of articles I read on line this weekend about evening eating and comfort foods.... which to me are just different names for emotional eating. On some evenings, not all, I ... Read more
15 reasons to love your body
Sunday, March 17, 2013      6 comments

These quotes are from an Oprah site:
s-About-Body-Image Here are a couple "teasers" that I loved: "It's also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, tha... Read more
Healthy joints and yoga
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      11 comments

I will complete my 20 yoga practices for February with my am practice tomorrow. Woo Hoo. Here' what my orthopedic surgeon said at today's visit . First, background info .... ten years ago I broke my right leg, breaking both bones in the lo... Read more
Getting to know you A - Z
Friday, February 22, 2013      7 comments

A- Available or married - Married B - Book I'm reading right now – All Creatures Great and Small - James Herriott C- Cake or pie - pie D -Drink- Water E - Essential item – yoga mat F - Favorite color – blue G- Games to play/watch ... Read more
Our Love Story
Friday, February 15, 2013      16 comments

I have to share my Valentine's love story. DH and I met 6 weeks before he graduated from college and went off the the Peace Corps. We got married 2 years and 6 weeks later when he returned fromt the Peace Corps. (We had a very active letter ex... Read more
Muddied Waters
Saturday, February 02, 2013      9 comments

Read this piece this morning from a longer post. Had to admit to DH, he is right about stepping away from an argument ... waiting till the water clears.... to resolve it. I think the same thing applies to emotional eating. When the emotional ... Read more
Why I teach yoga to kids
Sunday, January 13, 2013      10 comments

Here's an excerpt from an email from a parent of a child I have taught in yoga at The Family Tree Studio in my home town. The email was sent to the studio owner who forwarded it to the two of us who taught the class the child was in. I have ... Read more

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