These happy little plants, watered and fed, sitting in the warm sun are just that....happy. They've got everything they need. Their roots are stabilizing them as they reach their arms to the sky. Or just as they grow and multiply. It's simple for them, isn't it? Sucking water up their stems, turning sunlight into energy, it's easy… Continue reading Be Good To Yourself
This rambles. It runs. But... Why do I fight? Not in the physical sense, not in the form of violence or screaming, I mean. I'm not talking about getting riled up, taking it out on someone else. I'm talking bigger than that. Why do I fight the world? Press against the foggy window of stigma and… Continue reading Why Do I Fight?
You know what's fun? Starting the day with loads of energy. And for me, it used to never, ever happen. If you follow this blog you might remember that I said I used to never be a morning person but that it changed. Part of what helped me transition to enjoying the early sunlight was morning yoga.… Continue reading Morning Yoga Practice
It's another overcast day. Shocking! The last few weeks...okay months here in Chicago have been remarkably cloudy and not your cotton balls in the sky kinda cloud. More like a layer of slimy riverbed has been chucked into the air. Some days you're lucky if there's a difference between night and day. Okay, a little… Continue reading Choosing to See Sun
It's Friday. That means the weekend is coming up but it also means that lots and lots of people will be spending their time out at restaurants, bars, clubs, social gatherings, what have you. Most weekends, and some weekends, I'll get asked to go out somewhere. And, most of the time, my answer is "No,… Continue reading No, I Can’t Go Out
Today's article brought to you by a particularly sick and extremely annoyed writer. I'm sick. Stuffy nose, sore throat, fatigue, fever, the whole shebang. I feel pretty lousy. And I feel like I'm making negative progress on everything I'm doing. I had plans for the week, for the day. Soon enough I felt completely unaccomplished even… Continue reading Getting Sick
Get up. Don't hit snooze. Don't sit in bed for an hour fiddling with your phone. Don't close your eyes and think about trying to fall asleep. Just get up. Throw off the covers, even if it's ice cold, stand up, get dressed, get some food and get some coffee. Just like that. Bam, bam,… Continue reading Wake Up
Here it is! The very first installment of the series "What I Mean When I Say" has arrived!
I do yoga. I love yoga. I breathe yoga. Okay, little much. But I really, really love yoga and for me, that means loving inversions too. Putting your head, hands, or both on the earth and floating up your feet just feels divine. When you do it right. But why do I go upside down? What draws me… Continue reading Why I Go Upside Down