Posts in category "non-fiction"

Yoga and training my cats to stay off my yoga mat

TWOOOOO CAAAAAATS!!! *in my 2 Chainz voice* That’s how many cats I have, which means I have two bodies to fling off my mat every time I lay it down. Each time it’s the same routine:  I unroll my mat. The cats proceed to lay on it and sometimes bathe themselves. I pick them up... Read more »

Do You Know Your Joy Jumpstarts? Figure Them Out and Use Often to Maintain Your Sanity

It’s autumn and my favorite hashtag of the moment is #AllPumpkinEverything. I want pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin candles, pumpkin nails, and my absolute pumpkin favorite – - pumpkin chai with almond milk from Argo Tea! I’m overdosing on pumpkin right now, but it’s little things like these that make me smile; make me do... Read more »

The #1 Thing I Told Myself to Keep From Losing My Mind at Work and Snapping On Folks

  It goes without saying but I’m about to say it right after the comma, people will inevitably say and do crazy –ish to you at work. It might be a team member that talks down to you like you’re a three year old; the super micro-managing supervisor that low-key tries to sabotage your work;... Read more »
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What I learned throwing rocks in the pond: A photo story

I learned  a lot this morning while throwing rocks in the pond and watching the ripples tell a story.   I like to hold things. I like to throw things. My rocks this morning were really intentions. Choices. Decisions. Prayers.   I threw my prayers in the water, aiming for the sun’s reflection as my bullseye. It’s such a... Read more »

How to dance on this tightrope called Life

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“Dance as if all the world is a stage; yet, dance as if only God is watching.”– Sandria Washington Today, I gave my friend a card and this quote comes from the note I wrote inside. She is a passionate lover of music, dance and living life. Her spirit and watching how she moves through... Read more »

Russell Simmons "Super Rich" way to turn your life around

Russell Simmons "Super Rich" way to turn your life around
The second opinion you’re looking for is your own belief. — Sandria Washington The last couple of weeks, I’ve been reading Super Rich by Russell Simmons and in it he shares an example from his yoga teacher, Lady Ruth, that compares life to riding the subway. “When you realize that you’re going the wrong way,... Read more »
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Glenn Lewis "Don't You Forget It" and the rhythm of my life

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Back in ’85, DeBarge urged us to “feel the beat of the rhythm of the night,” but these days I’m focused on feeling the beat of the rhythm of my LIFE. Most days, it feels like a movie and I wonder, What would be my theme song? What songs would be on my soundtrack? I... Read more »

Reflections on turning 33 on 3/11

Reflections on turning 33 on 3/11
Monday, March 11, 2013 was a special day for a few reasons: The March new moon. The first day of Deepak Chopra’s and Oprah’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge. …and the most important reason:  It was my birthday! I’m a bit obnoxious about every birthday, but this one was more special than all the others for me.... Read more »

Just breathe: On being alone and surrounded by dogs and flies in Sedona

Just breathe: On being alone and surrounded by dogs and flies in Sedona
I really did not want to think about yoga while I was on my birthday vacation trip to Sedona. But, the thing I didn’t want to think about was the first thing that came to mind when I found myself alone in the Red Rocks surrounded by dogs and flies. On my first day at... Read more »
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Updating Facebook profile pictures makes grieving through social media easier

Updating Facebook profile pictures makes grieving through social media easier
I was in the room December 27, 2011, when they removed my mother from life support. It’s a crazy circle of life to be there watching your mother take her last breath, knowing that there was a joyous day only a few decades before when she watched you take your first. In that moment bridging... Read more »