Archive for October 2015

Lice: Is your head itching yet?

Lice: Is your head itching yet?
I think I can finally begin to write about this now that I am thankfully past it. A few weeks ago we had lice at our house.  My daughter got a note sent home in backpack mail that informed us someone in her class had lice.  I checked her head then, but didn’t see anything... Read more »

An interview with my transgender friend

An interview with my transgender friend
Meggan Sommerville is a writer and a friend that I’ve luckily gotten to know over the past few years.  Recently she celebrated a victory in a long case with her employer Hobby Lobby.  She is smart, determined and interesting and I am excited to share our discussion with you. At what age did you realize... Read more »

Stop and look at the colorful leaves

Stop and look at the colorful leaves
This week I’ve been noticing the colorful leaves as I walk the kids to and from school. Some of them are so bright and unique, I have a hard time not stopping to pick them up in admiration. There are days I shuffle through the crunching leaves preoccupied by my cell phone, children or thoughts... Read more »
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The five best yoga mats

The five best yoga mats
A yoga mat is an investment that will be used often and for many years. I have shared many challenging, intense and emotional moments with my beloved yoga mat. When students ask me for recommendations, I suggest these few. JadeYoga has an interesting back-story. The family originally created rug pads (they claim as the first-known... Read more »

What I am reading: Marian Keyes' "The Woman Who Stole My Life"

What I am reading: Marian Keyes' "The Woman Who Stole My Life"
Reading is not always easy for me.  Most times when I attempt to delve deep into a good story, I find myself unable to focus and filled with guilt because there is always something that needs to be done. On a recent 4-hour plane ride I had no distractions and read almost half of the 500-page hardcover.... Read more »

What to expect at Orange Theory Fitness

Orange Theory Fitness is suddenly popping up all over the place.  They were at every street fair this summer passing out information and even at a school event last week.  Plus, a new one just opened literally across the street from me and I had to try it out. Luckily, I had a yoga student/friend I... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Avocado Toast

Meatless Monday: Avocado Toast
I’ve found the perfect meal, I think.  I eat avocado toast for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.  It is easy, can be varied with what you have in the house and always hits the spot! Even better, avocado toast doesn’t require a recipe; you only need a ripe avocado and any kind of bread.... Read more »

San Francisco: Where to go and what to do

San Francisco: Where to go and what to do
I am really looking forward to escape for a few days to San Francisco with my husband.  We’ve been twice before and visited the tourist spots Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown and Ghirardelli Square. I also plan to squeeze in a few yoga classes as I am itching for inspiration to bring back to... Read more »

Real homes aren't Pinterest perfect

One of the many parts of teaching private yoga lessons is the honor of being invited inside ones home in its real state.  Moving toys and laundry to the side to create a quiet space for a yoga mat is easy.  Life is messy, unorganized and chaotic and our homes reflect that. I get discouraged... Read more »
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