sunshine and storm clouds, in people-form

“How’s your mother?” “Mom? Mom’s always good!” How many times a day do I have this exact exchange? (Many. Multiple. Everyone knows my mom. Everyone loves my mom.) But the answer is consistent: Mom’s always good. She is one of the most relentlessly optimistic people I know; seeing the best in unpleasant humans, remaining hopeful…… Continue reading sunshine and storm clouds, in people-form

everybody’s gotta have a thing

My thing’s sound effects. Here’s a T-Rex, NNNRRRRWWWWR. In case you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, (a: how freakin’ young are you? and b:), here. TV commercials in the 90’s were just so much better. And anyway, anybody that knows me knows my thing is yoga. Duh. It’s bordering on obsessive, the…… Continue reading everybody’s gotta have a thing

useless knowledge yoga has taught me

I’ve had some of my wisest revelations on my yoga mat. Despite the practice being a way to disconnect from the stress and the everyday goings-on of life, often my brain is doing background work, sorting out things and piecing together wisdom. It’s not unusual for me to arrive at a yoga class with a…… Continue reading useless knowledge yoga has taught me

nope, no fun allowed at yoga class…?

Come on now, how can I even try to compete with sweet, cuddly, eight-week-old puppy dogs? Just look at that lil face. Anyone who knows me knows I am 100% a cat person (and 99.5% afraid of dogs), but when the local SPCA asked me to help out with a puppy yoga class, I had…… Continue reading nope, no fun allowed at yoga class…?

good things are coming

Things like sunshine, and warmer weather! Okay, yeah, I know: slow my roll. Living in Newfoundland, where a snowstorm in June is not a terribly unlikely event, I should know better. But I can’t help but feel encouraged that brighter days are on the (possibly far-off) horizon. Literally speaking though, the brighter days have already…… Continue reading good things are coming

teeny tiny tips to tttttt…..meditate

I tried, okay. Now- before I even get started: I’m soooo not going all “zen master of the world”, more-spiritual-than-thou on you here. I am still very, very new at this whole meditation thing, and I’m still so far from being “good” at it. I know it’s a flaw of mine, but usually, if I’m…… Continue reading teeny tiny tips to tttttt…..meditate