What do samba and race walking have in common? Lots of motion in the hips! The muscles that move those hips are the muscles that give us good form and … Continue readingSamba and Race Walking
Are you in a situation that you ‘hope’ turns out all right? According to C.R. Snyder’s research, hope isn’t an emotion; it’s a way of thinking. Hope happens when: We … Continue readingHope
In Zen, they say there are only two things: You sit and you sweep the garden. You first quiet your mind and tend your heart, and then you naturally reach … Continue readingSit and Sweep the Garden
Feeling stressy and agressy? Try practicing this loving-kindness meditation. We can repeat it to ourselves and let the positive words replace the negative thoughts in our head. We start with … Continue readingLoving-kindness Meditation
This is my daughter and my editor. I am very proud of her and of the articles we write together for Tidewater Women Magazine and my blog. I write the … Continue readingMeet My Editor
I’m reading more of Daring Greatly this morning and it’s about shame – we all experience it when we don’t meet the cultural ‘list’. Women are expected to have these … Continue readingStronger Together
In the end, we are not here to fit in, to be well adjusted, acceptable to all, or to make our parents proud of us. We are here to be … Continue readingWhat gift have you been withholding?
I’m reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown this morning. Wow she’s good and I’m only on Chapter one! We live in a culture of scarcity – not enough sleep, not … Continue readingDaring Greatly
Wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the idea that beauty comes from the imperfections, the incompleteness, the impermanence, like the cracks in this sidewalk. Without the cracks, there would … Continue readingWabi-Sabi
I love movie quotes and, since we just watched The Last Jedi, this is my newest favorite. As a former Seamstress to the Jedi, Star Wars movies have a special … Continue readingSaving What We Love
The route to root causes. Whenever I answer my husband’s question, ”What’s the matter?” His reply is, “That’s not it. What is it really?” He knows continued questioning leads past … Continue readingAsking Why
If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door. This is my message right now. Isn’t it nice that messages come to us in many forms? The very words we need … Continue readingIf it doesn’t open, it’s not your door.