Sunday, September 30, 2012

Uniting Mind, Body and Spirit

As I type this, I am acutely aware of the muscle pain in my legs, and I remember how it hurt to raise my arms to wash my hair in the shower this morning. All from a vigorous yoga class the other night. Vigorous, you may ask. Yes, it was not just any yoga class. With every change of the season we celebrate. Be it the Summer solstice, the Autumnal equinox, Winter equinox or Spring Vernal equinox. Our way of celebration comes in completing 108 sunsalutations.


Yes, that sequence of poses 108 times! Count them baby! The first time I completed this celebration left me in pain for 3 days, yet we keep on doing it! We must really love our class! Please check out my latest article published in our local community paper, the Lance. I am honored to be able to practice with a wonderful group of ladies and two amazing instructors Gail and Natalie from One 6 Yoga.

Please visit my story here.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

The S-Word: Parenting Through Puberty

Do you remember...growing pains of the heart? Do you remember the questions you had that kept you up at night, dreaming of that boy, contemplating all of the things you wanted to be when you grew up? Oh if only we could go back to those days and re write our stories!

My daughter is twelve, and I know that the matters of the heart will be keeping her up at night very soon. For now though, it is all about growing up! I insisted that she could not wear make up until she was 16. That was until the day I found my school pictures, age twelve, with a full on face of make up! Now I let her wear just a tiny bit, in a light color. Just enough for her to feel like she is wearing it, without it being too noticeable to others. She is too beautiful to need it. I know, I was told the same thing at her age, but didn't believe it!

Unlike me at her age, she wants to grow up. She wants to get her period, to have a teenagers room, she wants to go to a big high school.

Please take a few minutes, and go tho this link, and read my story, published on the Momoir Project blog The S-Word: Parenting Through Puberty.

Thank you so much for stopping by!