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My book review: Our Souls at Night

My book review: Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf This is a quick read, but don’t let that fool you–the seemingly simple writing contains layers of meaning. Meet elderly widow Addie Moore, and her aging widower neighbor, Louis Waters. The two have never known each other, but, […]

Do the words “hatha” and “vinyasa” mean anything anymore?

Do the words “hatha” and “vinyasa” mean anything anymore?

Have you noticed that sometimes it’s hard to pick a yoga class? The words “hatha” and “vinyasa” don’t always mean the same thing, from one studio to the next, and even from one teacher to the next. Recently I took one of each class at […]

Forgive every day

Forgive every day

Recently I read that every day we need to forgive anyone and everyone. This act of forgiving allows us to release any negative energy that may have built up during the day, and it also releases the person we are forgiving. This is a wonderful […]

We are all one: helping those in need after Hurricane Harvey

We are all one: helping those in need after Hurricane Harvey

The floods in Houston after Hurricane Harvey are devastating. I feel helpless, because there are so many people suffering. What I can do, however is pray, and I offer a prayer at the end of this post. I can also donate to organizations such as […]

Jesus, the bible, and a woman named “Hisako”

Jesus, the bible, and a woman named “Hisako”

Remember that bible verse where Jesus says I am the way, the truth, and the light, and no one comes to the Father except through me? I have wrestled with that verse over the past fifteen or so years. Jesus answered, “I am the way […]

My blog has a new look

My blog has a new look

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have noticed that my blog has a new look. I’m including more graphics, and even some GIFs. You may notice the box in the sidebar that invites you to sign up for my mailing list, […]

Yoga injuries: wrist pain

Yoga injuries: wrist pain

The most common yoga injuries are injuries of repetition. How do I know this is true? Because I’ve hurt my wrist. Again. I practiced vinyasa yoga on Saturday. The sun salutations and chaturangas felt really good. I haven’t done them in a long time, and […]

Celebrate the eclipse, Part 2

Celebrate the eclipse, Part 2

This makes me laugh, every time. I am a sucker for corny jokes, too. Have you ever had a Moon Pie? Moon Pies are southern treats, along with RC Cola and Goo Goo Clusters. Two graham cracker cookies with a marshmallow center, covered with chocolate. […]

Celebrating the eclipse

Celebrating the eclipse

Did you get outside to celebrate the eclipse yesterday? I organized an impromptu eclipse party on the green in front of our house. We ended up with about a dozen people, including several kids, a few dogs, and some pinhole cameras. Everyone shared the viewing […]

Friday favorites: Seinfeldia

Friday favorites: Seinfeldia

True confession: We watch Seinfeld re-runs almost every night. For years we’ve been doing this. And every time we laugh–even when we know exactly what’s going to happen. Serenity now! Yada yada yada. Master of my domain. Costanza–can’t stand ya. Kenny Rogers Roasters. They’re real, […]