Birthday Wishes

Hello and Happy Monday,  What a weekend! We celebrated Michael's 13th birthday all weekend long. I'm pretty sure he will remember this one for a long time.  Today I am celebrating my own birthday. I taught yoga this morning, which is one of my favorite ways...

What Are You Carrying?

Hello and Happy Monday,  I have a lot on my mind today. School starts tomorrow for Michael and Melissa. 7th and 5th grades. It will be Michael's real experience with middle school, including lockers, changing for gym class, and all the other things that go along...

My Way, Your Way, The Right Way

Hello and Happy Monday,  Let me just start with training a puppy is HARD! It's opened many opportunities for me and Joe have to have conversations about expectations, ideas on how to train, and it has exposed our different beliefs on how we feel we should be...

Pain is Inevitable

Hello and Happy Monday,  The Buddhists believe that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional. I'm sure you have heard that before. The yogis believe that too. In fact last week I was teaching the meaning of the aum symbol. (the ommmmm you hear or chant in a...

Keeping Secrets

Hello and Happy Monday,  I have been holding in a secret since June. When Joe and I moved into our home in October 2018, he has consistently been asking for the same thing over and over. And my answer has, until May of this year, I'm not ready.  Let me back...

Up, Up, And Away

Hello and Happy Monday,  Being away is great, being home is even greater (for me). It took me a long time to really feel that way, and I'm truly grateful that I love being in my home. It's safe, comfortable, and nurturing. I also love that first week home from...

Hey, You Got A Booger!

Hello and Happy Monday,  It was wonderful to be away and now wonderful to be home. Thank you for breathing with me last week.  Has anyone ever told you, you have a booger hanging out of your nose? A bat in the cave? What about something in your teeth? Toilet...

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Hello and Happy Monday,  I’m on vacation! As much as I tried to get something written for this week, and what I have planned is really good, I just didn’t make the time for it.  So I ask a favor of you, take this moment right now to close your eyes and...

Gateway to Freedom

Hello and Happy Monday,  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The weather here in Virginia is wonderful. I spent the weekend very low-key, nursing, yet another, back injury. Every time I have an injury I go back to reexamining my boundaries, I believe these are...

Frantically Familiar

Hello and Happy Monday,  School finally ended on Wednesday and I am so happy it's summer break. I love this time of year. The schedule slows down, I get to see my children a lot more, and everyone seems less tense.  What I love the most about our summer...