• Life adventures
  • Currently…

    I couldn’t pick a topic and stick to it this week…so here’s a hodgepodge of 5 things I’m currently up to. Eating… Recipes from cookbooks. We have a decent shelfful of cookbooks that I’d been neglecting in favor of my Evernote recipe stash. Recently I’ve been turning to the cookbooks first when meal planning, and […]

  • Life adventures
  • Are we doing the best that we can?

    I read Brene Brown’s Rising Strong at the end of last year. There’s one concept from the book I’ve been wrestling with ever since: “in general, people are doing in the best they can.” To which I immediately responded, “Are we? Are we really? If this is our best, isn’t that a pretty depressing view of the world?” […]

  • Life adventures
  • One sentence per day

    I’m not immune to making grandiose plans for the New Year – in fact, I think the planning is half the fun – but a quieter goal kept nagging at me: I need to get back to writing consistently. I call myself a pen-to-paper processor; writing out my jumbled thoughts brings clarity better than anything else. […]

  • Preparation
  • Yoga when you’re inflexible

    Practicing yoga when you're inflexible: the yoga won't necessarily make you super bendy. Is that the point?

    The picture above is the result of practicing yoga semi-regularly for over two years. I don’t have photographic evidence from the first time I tried pigeon, so you’ll just have to imagine. Practicing yoga when you’re inflexible is a lesson in patience and small victories. I wasn’t comfortable sitting cross-legged for most of my life; even […]