The Tootsie Roll at the Center of Every Really Good Goal

My writing instructor sent me an email this week outlining what I'm supposed to bring to the first class on Monday, January 8th. She explained and then she spelled it out again, just to be clear. Or (the expression that comes to mind is) to rub salt in my wounds. 20 consecutive pages, plus The … Continue reading The Tootsie Roll at the Center of Every Really Good Goal

Happy Day After Thanksgiving

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Happy day after Thanksgiving friends! The other day, a friend of mine asked me about the holidays. I told her I expect them to be both hard and wonderful. And that's pretty much exactly how yesterday went. I stopped by my parents' house in the morning to pick up a serving bowl and a pot to steam green beans. … Continue reading Happy Day After Thanksgiving

Start Running by Setting These 3 Expectations

I have a theory that shame keeps a lot of people from running. Tell me honestly (or at least tell yourself) if you can relate to the following story. Jennifer (Let's call her Jennifer. That's a nice generic name if you're an Xennial.) looks in the mirror and says to herself, "Ugh. My thighs are … Continue reading Start Running by Setting These 3 Expectations

We Can All Do More

It's been quite a week. I graduated from the Maitri 250hr Yoga Teacher Training program Wednesday evening. I don't really have adequate words to describe the women I came to know through this program. They fill me up. I have to keep reminding myself to check my ego. These ladies just won't quit with the compliments! … Continue reading We Can All Do More

I’m Teaching Free Yoga Classes. You Should Come.

The time has come! The time is now! Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go now?? Oh wups. I got carried away for a second there. Actually, the time has come for Yoga Teacher Training graduation. And the time is tomorrow. I can't believe it. The last year has flown by. So, naturally, I'm starting to … Continue reading I’m Teaching Free Yoga Classes. You Should Come.