Life is a learning process. So is learning yoga, teaching yoga and filming yoga. Last week I wrote about how you is a practice, not a perfect. Taking my own advice, I recoded a yoga flow to share. It’s not perfect, but it is a giant step in learning. https://youtu.be/HpMK8mJiQCw The start of the practice … Continue reading Old dog, new tricks
I taught my last yoga class on the Friday before spring break in March 2020. When the university students left for break, none of us had any idea that they would not return to campus until after Labor Day 2021. The campus community soon adapted to a world of masks, distancing and other changes to … Continue reading This is not a perfect. This is a practice.
I bet that for the last week, month, two months, six months, year, or year a half everyone one of us would describe a period of time as a struggle. Life is hard right now. It is especially easy to focus on fear, strife and decisiveness and not on the fleeting joys of daily life. … Continue reading Mantra Monday: “I’m not sure I trust you, but I am willing to try.”
In June 2010, I went to pick up a Jack Russell for my father. His first Jack Russel farm dog had recently passed, but his John Wayne version of masculinity would not let him admit that he loved that damn dog and wanted another. I took matters into my own hands and got him another … Continue reading Dogs, Rabbit Holes, Mitfords and Amazon Prime
Each year there are two weeks of the year where I struggle. This is one of them. I work in higher education. Though I am not an instructor, my life follows the academic year. This is the week of meetings, faculty returning, students moving in and a ramping up of work and pace. The easier … Continue reading Mantra Monday: How to Climb a Mountain
I allow myself to release all that no longer serves me. As humans we tend to stuff emotions so we do not have to feel anything even slightly uncomfortable. When emotions try to surface, we stuff them down with food, drink, drugs, binge TV, extreme dieting, anger, shopping and other activities that actually harm the … Continue reading Mantra Monday
At first I though this would be a fluff piece of life as viewed by a wealthy old woman living in the past, but soon I was hooked. I was intrigued because I saw some personality similarities between my great aunt and the narrator Judith Kraft. I had falsely assumed this was another fluffy, eccentric … Continue reading Summer Reading: The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt & Local Girls
Jolene I have a sick pup. Jolene had been lethargic for a couple of days, but yesterday when she refused breakfast, I took her to the vet. I was worried because she was not her usual enthusiastic self that jumps with joy as I carry a cup of kibble to her bowl. Sick pups are … Continue reading Fear, grief and dogs