Barefoot And Intrepid

I tread softly around the woodpile. Even if the pile is only knee high. Woodpiles attract ghosts, in my experience. It’s the split wood. Whispers are released when wood is split or hewn. Stacked together there are a lot of conversations going on in a woodpile. If you’re a ghost passing through this area a…

In Relation To The Cub

He is here; the earthling who made me a grandmother at 47. He arrived yesterday. He arrived hungry.  All is well with all involved. Everyone keeps giving me congratulations but I didn’t do anything (other than stay married). I feel the same odd reaction when people compliment my eyes or some other feature of born-this-way….

Night-Blooming Roses

Let me love you. With a pillow fort. Two blankets. Too big for the bed. Just enough light to skim your imagination. But not so much you can’t fall asleep. You’ll doze and wake and each time you do you’ll hear the traffic and be grateful none of it is you. You’ll know the full…

Shut Up And Cut

A blogger I like just published a post called Work Like You’re Driving. Work like you’re driving. Single-tasking. A single task at a time. As if what you’re doing is vitally important. Critically important. Which tasks are critically important? Heart surgery = single task. Brain surgery = single task. Landing an airplane = single task….

Ghost Pages

I love it when I take the time to write something longhand on paper and long afterward I turn to a blank page to find the imprint of the words from the former page. The ghost of my words pressed into the page from beyond the page. Magic mention of former thoughts. Evidence that I…

Ekklesia

Church was canceled today. Winter weather. So I got to have home church this morning. I forgot to put away the remotes after yesterday’s video yoga but other than that it was as lovely as this light. Winter and I are best friends. Autumn and I may be lovers but Winter and I are soul…

Cold Ears, Warm Heart

I started this post at least half a dozen times to describe how I was coping with a huge mistake. But I’ve taken a week to live with the mistake before blabbing about it and now my message has changed. But you should see the thinly veiled horror when people look at me. No one…

November Work Release–Almost Done

December rises with music and lights. Before the concert reaches its crescendo, we show our work for November. Or I do. Am I still the only one doing this? Talking it about, I mean? Wellness is work. It doesn’t just happen. It takes the constancy of practice known as a lifestyle. At the end of…

The Double Helix Doesn’t Lie

I am making some changes this year. My work wife gave me a vintage tree with old-fashioned multi-colored lights. Huge ass fake spruce that takes up half my living room with rainbow of lights that are well out of style. I have not had a traditional tree for the season in what? Six or seven…

Sweet November

I am here. I neglected this space out of the necessity last week. My big speaking engagement went down in history over the weekend. I needed every available moment to practice my speech, diction, delivery; and right up to the last day I kept adding insights or edits. I practiced until I nearly lost my…

Check Out The New Suits On These Muffins

This, my friends, is a hallelujah moment in food labeling. Not because it’s vegan but because it says it’s vegan. What’s the difference? And why is the difference a big deal? TIME. Life and time, folks.  Time of life, folks. Many food manufacturers prefer not to label food as vegan even if it happens to…

Yoga On The Sneak

Two yoga posts in the same week? What’s this? When my yoga business was active I always told my students yoga doesn’t live on your yoga mat or in the studio. In its full expression as a lifestyle yoga moves with you through daily life. Yoga is more than the poses but I often used…