Mental Health Monday, What I Mean When I Say

“I Love Summer”

Wait, wait. Didn't I make a post about how I love winter? How can I love winter and also love summer? It's not that big of a surprise, but I don't really have a favorite season as I mentioned in the other article. But my love of summer is a little different than my love… Continue reading “I Love Summer”

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What I Mean When I Say

“I Love Winter”

I might be writing this now that the weather has crawled above freezing but that doesn't change that I love winter. And that many people look at me like I'm crazy when I say that. I love winter. I always have. I do say that when it's warmer, but I also say it all throughout… Continue reading “I Love Winter”

Motivation, Yoga

Do Yoga With A Loved One

It's February and Valentine's Day is today so in light of this, let's talk about how much fun doing yoga with a loved one is. First of all, I'm talking about an at home practice. Not that a yoga studio is boring, less fun, or less special but you can't really be as open or… Continue reading Do Yoga With A Loved One

Mental Health Monday

Be Gentle

With your significant other, with others, with yourself. Be gentle. With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a perfect time to talk abut love. Last Friday I talked about the word "love". Today I'm talking about what it means to love someone and how we can cultivate more love in our lives. First things first, be gentle.… Continue reading Be Gentle

What I Mean When I Say

I love “love”

I got told a lot in my youth that there were two words I had to be very careful about using. The first one was "hate". You can dislike something, I was told, but to hate it you have to be really sure because that's a big word. And that formed a pretty positive habit. I… Continue reading I love “love”

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Enjoy Your Life

Everything you need to know is going to be in this very first paragraph. Enjoy your life. Not because life is short. Not because you're supposed to. Not because your religion, a book, or any motivational speaker tells you. Enjoy your life because you are worthy of being happy. If you're interested in why we might not enjoy our life… Continue reading Enjoy Your Life

Buzz The Bee, Motivation, Running, Yoga

Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice

An Open Letter to My Practice: Aikido, Happy 15th anniversary. Forty percent of marriages have ended but we're still together. It's our crystal anniversary. Does that mean that you will finally be clear to me? Unlikely. You're my greatest mystery, my largest enigma and that's just fine. That's you. I remember how we met. I remember wanting… Continue reading Happy Anniversary: A Letter To My Practice

Buzz The Bee, What I Mean When I Say

Don’t Worry About It

What do I mean when I say, “Don’t worry about it” or “It’s fine”? People say these phrases along with all their various variations all the time. It’s okay. It doesn’t matter. It’s fine, really. Women, rightfully so, have been the butt of many jokes and memes because of this phrase. Too many people say… Continue reading Don’t Worry About It