Professionally, I was doing very well, but I felt indifferent and unsatisfied. Personally, I couldn’t ask for more, but I felt irritable. I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t sleeping. It wasn’t me. What was going on? It had to be my job! High pressure, high stress, and just not a friendly atmosphere. Yep, I quit and … Continue reading I Wasn’t Broken. I Just Didn’t Know Where the Pain Was Coming From.
“Pop quiz hotshot. There’s a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up. What do you do? What do you do?!” We can recite movie lines with no notice. That quote is right there, ready to go. We can … Continue reading Pencils Down!
As Charles Xavier said, “Mutation is the key to our evolution.” Ongoingly, evolution is a slow and gradual process, but every once in a while, it takes a leap forward. “Brittany Runs a Marathon” is a movie based on a true story about a woman who’s sense of self-worth was deep in the gutter. She … Continue reading A Positive Mutation of Spirit
I know, it can be weird. The first time I walked into a yoga school, I was filled with trepidation and reluctance. When I entered, no one was in the reception area, so I got a few seconds to take it all in. The smell of lavender, lots of beads, Namaste T-shirts, essential oils, candles, … Continue reading Thinking About Joining a Yoga Studio for the First Time? Relax
When it comes to violins, the Stradivarius has no equal. Their value can go into the $10-million range and to have one in my hands would be against the laws of the universe. Unless I hit my head and wake up a virtuoso, I will never master that kind of skill. No violin will make … Continue reading A Yogi Without a Mat is Still a Yogi
“She’s a witch! We got a witch!” The crowd yelled as they brought her forward. One of the most famous and shared scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “How do you know she’s a witch?” “She looks like one.” A bit more discussion and the crowd rallies, “Burn her, burn her!” The scene … Continue reading Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her
If practicality, efficiency, utilitarian functionality, and austerity put a bustle in our hedgerow, then Starbucks would look and feel like a cold-war clinic. All cars would look like a Dodge Aries K with roll-down windows and get 40 MPG. No fancy bourbons, wines, beers, or gins either; just Everclear, which is very efficient, by the … Continue reading High Efficiency Yoga and the Death of Romance