Posts in category "Body Mind Spirit"

Bikram Yoga: I Love It

Bikram Yoga: I Love It
The twelve-year anniversary of my very first Bikram Yoga class is this Friday, Valentine’s Day, and so, to honor this practice that has been part of my life ever since, I’m writing my very own Valentine to Bikram Yoga. Before I begin, I want to say it’s no secret Bikram Yoga and its creator, Bikram... Read more »

A City Mom does not do advice, so don't read this

A City Mom does not do advice, so don't read this
“Give advice to a person, place or thing.” Oh, God no. Anything but that. Tonight for the first time in history, all the bloggers at ChicagoNow have been given a topic and a deadline. Above is the topic. One hour from now is the deadline. (Insert profanity here.) A City Mom does not do advice.... Read more »

Five types of advice I don't think I have to put up with

Parenting advice from non-parents: It’s like that book, I was a Really Good Mom Before I had Kids. That’s right. You were. And if you were a mom or dad now you would know it’s best to abide by Parenting Rule Number One: No judgement.
Several years ago, I took one of my New Age woo-hoo classes, and as part of our homework we were assigned the task of not giving advice to anyone for two weeks. I had never really noticed how often I’d tried to pipe in with advice or recommendations, even when I probably had no business... Read more »
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Zombies. Enough already

Zombies. Enough already
Last night I watched Game of Thrones for the very first time. I had never seen an entire episode and wanted to find out what all the fuss is about. “Who are those guys?” I asked. “Shhhh” said my son, just like I do when someone interrupts me when I’m watching syndicated reruns of the... Read more »

A stolen wallet and iPhone teaches me...gratitude

A stolen wallet and iPhone teaches me...gratitude
A week ago today, someone broke into my car and stole my wallet and cellphone. I was parked on Recreation Drive and had left the car to go running with my dog along the lakefront. It’s the first time in over twenty-years of living in this city that I’ve been the victim of a sort... Read more »

New Year’s Resolution Time 2013

New Year’s Resolution Time 2013
Once again, it’s that most wonderful time of year, when I sit down at my computer and brainstorm creative and exciting new New Year’s Resolutions for my friends and family. However, last year, as in all the years past, I have had limited success in getting my friends and family on board with this program.... Read more »
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Grab your FREE copy of Down at the Golden Coin on Kindle Today!

Grab your FREE copy of Down at the Golden Coin on Kindle Today!
My second novel, Down at the Golden Coin, about an unemployed airline pilot who meets God at the laundromat, will be ABSOLUTELY FREE today and tomorrow, December 13th and 14th, in the Amazon Kindle Store.  It’s been blessed with some wonderful reviews (4.6 of 5 stars on 19 reviews), so what could you possibly have to... Read more »

First ChicagoNow Author Night is Tonight!

Like books? Like blogs? Then come on out to the first, of what we hope to be many, ChicagoNow Author Night! It’s tonight at 7pm at the The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Five ChicagoNow blogger/authors will be reading from their latest books, followed by a Q & A session and book signing. The... Read more »

“You’re Welcome” It's what I want my tombstone to say

“You’re Welcome” It's what I want my tombstone to say
The epitaph I used to always want on my tombstone was, “I told you I was sick.” But I changed my mind and today I decided it should be, “You’re Welcome.” You’re welcome for every load of laundry I did without complaining and You’re welcome for every one of the thousands of trips I made... Read more »
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Is handing out rejection easier than receiving it? No. No it's not.

Is handing out rejection easier than receiving it? No. No it's not.
As part of my blog tour for my second novel, Down at the Golden Coin, I wrote a Guest Post over at  Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Review Blog, about how I’ve had to, as a blogger, deal with writing rejection letters very similar to each and every one in my own large personal pile of... Read more »