Ive found connection.


A few months ago this image made the rounds on social media: Image created by Sweatpants & Coffee. I want the sweatshirt. The picture & its text brought to mind when I taught playground yoga in Oakland to wiggly second graders. It reminded me how the kids struggled to be still (they were monkey mind […]

Mutt the Custard.


Please welcome Tara AKA Mutt the Custard. She’s here at my request as I love her take on the silly side of weight loss… I have black lab named Diesel. I wore a Fitbit for a couple of years and always checked to see how many steps I have done after walking the dog in […]

An introvert outside her comfort zone.


This post has rattled around in my head for a while.  It crystallized recently as we edge toward book release and I’m repeatedly shoved from my zone of comfy. And finding it exhausting. Once upon a time, I was chatting with the Foodie McBody pictured below, when she remarked: You know, people say you’re like […]

Strong just is.


There’s been discussion recently about a photographer who, according to the articles, is teaching her daughters Strong is The New Pretty. As the story goes, Kate Parker was prepping for a gallery show when she realized all her strongest images were of her daughters. Her daughters simply being themselves. Brave, dirty, confident, messy, strong. Thanks […]

The harshest judgement (guest post)

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Please welcome Coco. I’ve known her for what feels like an eternity. I’ve admired her for just as long. I’m always always learning from her & I’m grateful for the post below. When I saw Carla’s post confessing how she’s judged others before walking in their shoes, it made me think about how I judge […]

My steps to mindful eating.


I’ve been an intuitive/mindful eater for decades. It’s become so..intuitive I don’t know I could have defined or explained how I came to this place until the addition of the cupcake-muncher pictured above. I realized I not only did I need to need to practice what I longed to preach (“hmmm, what am I in […]

I owe nothing to other mothers.


For me it was shaving my legs. I can’t remember how old I was, but I do remember pulling on my overall shorts (hello ’70s), looking down and thinking. It’s time. Ever impatient, I decided it was quite literally “time,” grabbed scissors (?) and attempted to trim off my leg hair. When this didn’t provide […]



  I love marketing. I love branding. I love trying new things. I LOVE throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks. For those reasons, I was unable to resist trying Thunderclap for our book release on May 5th. What the heck is Thunderclap? (Thanks for asking!) The best way to explain it is […]

Loneliness vs Aloneness (guest post).


I’ve long been a fan of Carla’s ponderings, often bookmarking them for more consideration. I was away from home and my computer when I saw her I’m lonely post, so tweeted her to say I’d comment later. I also added. I often feel alone rather than lonely. It started a Twitter-enforced 140 character conversation about […]

How to test if you’re sleep deprived.


Crack of Dawn Carla. To know me is to know I’m a lark. I’m a happy early riser. I never set an alarm (I am Kramer & yet also believe if I don’t wake-up I’m not mean to be up. I’m always up.). I sleep like a toddler. I love EARLY MORNING workPLAYouts. I’m the […]