The other morning the new 5th grader emerged earlier than usual from her bedroom. Typically, by the time she's ready for conversation, Ive moved on in my day from meditation to coffee. I'm at the computer, occasionally finishing morning pages, usually having started to work. This particular morning, however, I was still seated on my meditation pillow. I like to think I looked like ... Continue Reading
Being a blank page.
The other morning the Child woke earlier than usual. When she came downstairs I was still busy trying to make my mind like this: She was curious. I struggled to explain. Om over at Venus Williams' place sharing how I broke down, on her 9 year old level, meditation and how it doesn't change things. Join me? Disclaimer: Venus and Team Eleven by Venus is a client. My ... Continue Reading
Meditation. Misfit holiday style.
The other morning the Tornado emerged earlier than usual from her bedroom. Typically by the time she comes out Ive moved on from meditating to my morning cup of coffee. Im already at the computer and Im hanging out with you guys (AKA blog reading). This particular morning, however, I was still seated on my meditation pillow quietly focusing inward and preparing for my day. I looked like ... Continue Reading
Blog reading: fun relaxation or necessary evil?
Last week at Fitbloggin (I cannot believe its been a week! Is it reunion time yet?) I overheard many conversations which went something like this: DUDE! I love your blog! I dont comment a lot because I read from my phone whenever I can but when I can read it I love it. Or I suck. Im so overwhelmed by my goggle reader I've started just deleting everything. Im sorry I havent read your ... Continue Reading
I am a right angle.
(and a disheveled right angle at that. The sports-bra? foreshadowing tomorrow's post.) I laugh that when I shared the title-sentiment with my sister her response was oooh you are so a writer! I love how you phrased that. Alas, I may be a writer but this is not an example of why or how. I am quite literally a right angle and have been for a few weeks. Hence the lack of Look at me! Im ... Continue Reading
National Wear Red Day! (giveaway post).
Subtitle: This is an easy one, People. Join in. Wear red. Maybe win. What's not to love? The entire concept of Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women (& the men who love us!) to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease kills approximately 450,000 women each year. A number which equates to approximately one woman ... Continue Reading
First Person Friday (Lotus Pad giveaway post).
Im so glad it is finally FRIDAY. I cant even say my week was busier than usual as, if anything , it was *easier* and s-l-o-w-e-r than last week. We threw the Tornado an early Im 4, People! Check me out! birthday party last Saturday and it was PINKtastic but the planning was also PINKhectic. (My apologies if you follow me on Twitter. I should be shedding followers for the amount Ive ... Continue Reading
Juggle your way to fitness.
Subtitle: After my NIA experience I decided to give another entirely random workout approach a shot. I’d love to say this topic choice stemmed wholly from a quirky desire to seek alternative fitness--- but that would be a lie. Inspiration came from a much more mundane place. As I lamented to these women my inability to juggle work-commitments/MizFit/mamahood at all with ease a topic ... Continue Reading
Living not blogging: YOGA (giveaway post)
Some days my yoga practice looks like this: While other days it more closely resembles the rambunctious mayhem of this: What matters most to me & what Im focusing my energy on right now is DOing yoga and not TALKing about finding time for it. Today? Im living not blogging. Today? Im doing yoga (Rodney Yee. I love me some Yee) & being present while I do so. Today? I'm ... Continue Reading
subtitle: please to not fall over in shock that Im actually continuing a theme from one day to the next. In keeping with my year long theme of personal responsibility I shared with you, yesterday, my Lose 30 things in 30 days challenge. Yes, it's day number two and YES it has already been a challenge. Not so much the selecting what to give away (that's been the fabulous freeing part) but ... Continue Reading