As a kid I loathed Sunday evenings. I can still remember the sinking feeling that set in around 4pm on Sundays, after the meal was put away and the whole house got sleepy. The feeling would ease a little at 7pm, when Bob Saget would grace our living room with another episode of America's Funniest Home… Continue reading What is Self-Care Yoga?
There are some things we just can't bear to throw away.Many of the objects in our homes are ones we've kept because we associate them with treasured people, places, and events. Holding on to special objects helps us remember meaningful parts of our lives. But this can get tricky if you're a person who also… Continue reading 11 Strategies for Managing Memorabilia in your Home
When you take your time and prepare your body, you'll find that challenging postures like Dancer Pose (Natarajasana) come much more easily. To prepare for Dancer Pose, include shapes that open the chest and shoulders, cultivate balance, and strengthen and stretch the muscles in the legs. Dancer Pose - Natarajasana Here I am in Dancer… Continue reading 8 Postures to Prepare for Dancer Pose
There are a lot of yoga poses that just look HARD. Dancer Pose (Natarajasana) is one of those. And truth be told, it IS hard. But when you break it down into steps and individual pieces, you might be surprised at how smoothly it comes together. Let's look at how to do dancer pose, and… Continue reading How to Do Dancer Pose Your Way
At some point in any given yoga practice, the instructor will tell the class to “come to sitting” or “take a comfortable seat.” If this cue fills you with dread, you’re not alone. Sitting on the floor is uncomfortable for many people, and for good reason. The seats we’re used to in daily life are… Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Sit Comfortably in Yoga
Like a lot of 40-somethings, I spent a good amount of time in my childhood playing Tetris on Nintendo Classic (back then it was just called "Nintendo," but whatever...) My brother and I played the game for hours on end, our thumbs working feverishly to rotate the little blocks and plunk them into their places… Continue reading Simple Shapes, Different Ways
I had a flash of Betty Crocker motivation this morning, so I made a hot breakfast for the kids. (It's pandemic times as I'm writing this post and they're used to going to the drawer of prepackaged snacks for "breakfast"). Aaaand yep. Within a few minutes I was on my hands and knees, wiping oatmeal… Continue reading That Time I Made Hot Breakfast
For most of us, the month leading up to Nov. 3 will simply be an exercise in waiting. We know who we are voting for, we are not going to change our minds, and now here we sit, with 30 full days to get worked up and stressed out over the possible outcome. This stress… Continue reading 10 Self-Preservation Strategies to Survive the 2020 Election
Sometime during 2020, my kids started to reject bathing. I’ll admit that my attempts to get them in the tub have been pretty weak. Usually if we can get to the end of the day with everyone fed and somewhat educated and the house still technically up to code, I call that a win and… Continue reading The Power of Ritual in Everyday Life
A few years ago, we bought a manual transmission car. In a lot of ways it was just the right fit for our young family. The only problem was that I didn’t know how to drive it. I remember the anxiety I felt sitting in the passenger seat during the test drive with my husband.… Continue reading Change is Hard.