- On February 14, 2019
What do I love about me? That’s the question we were asked to envision for our morning yoga practice. As I laid there on the mat, with my arms wrapped around my torso like I’m giving myself a big hug (a great stretch to warm up the thoracic spine), not a darn thing came to
- On January 17, 2019
I had a great time shoveling snow this weekend! Bet that’s not what you expected me to say. I found it very calming and energizing. So much in our life is complex, unsolvable, unfinished. Shoveling snow; I could see immediate results. I knew when I was done (at least until the weather decided a few
- On October 4, 2018
I’m a bit of a Dancing With the Stars junkie and this season features its first blind competitor, paralympian Danelle Umstead. She is paired with professional dancer Artem Chigvintse. The job of Artem and the other pros on the show is to train non-dancers to dance. Their role is to design an experience which stretches their partner’s
- On September 6, 2018
I was so angry. Angrier than I can remember being in years. Something I thought was fixed, had unraveled again. It was important to me. And the person who I thought was taking care of it, wasn’t. This is not a feeling I’m used to, anger. I really try to approach things with an open
- On June 26, 2018
My husband came to ‘visit’ me in Lisbon for a week and we took a little side trip to the island of Madeira, a Portuguese island located about 400 miles off the Moroccan coast and a 90+ minute flight from Lisbon. Because it was my birthday, I splurged on the hotel, opting for The Vine.
- On April 13, 2018
Have you ever been to the optometrist to get fitted for new glasses? Staring at the eye chart, you strain to assess magnification acuity. “Which one is better? Lens A?” Click. “or B?” Click. “A?” Click. “or B?” What if we used this idea and looked at the world through a different lens every day?
- On March 22, 2018
“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.” –The Rolling Stones, 1969 “I did it again. Tried to jam 20 pounds of ‘stuff*%*’ in a 10 pound bag.” As I looked at my upcoming week on Sunday night, I thought, “how
- On September 11, 2017
I recently got a lesson in archery from a good friend and former Marine, Mike. Doing anything for the first time is humbling. I watched Mike gracefully pull the bow and arrow up to ready position and smoothly fire this shot group. Then watched his wife Linda with a bit more deliberate but almost ballet-like