Still doing yoga each day, except the one I missed for Solitude Day. I am reaching the point of needing it now, craving it like I do writing. My body feels tense without it. I wasn't doing it enough before. Now it is becoming a discipline. The boys are even hopping on this train. It... Continue Reading →

life after running

I am learning to live like a normal person again, not a person training for a marathon.I went to yoga class a few weeks ago, on a day that I had completed a long run. One of my classmates was impressed at my long distance feat."Runners are usually in the worst shape," my yoga instructor... Continue Reading →


Tonight, in yoga, we heard about prana: Walking along a beach, I watched hundreds of little crabs digging tunnels into the sand. Each crab tunnel was the equivalent of my digging a tunnel twenty feet deep with my bare hands in thirty or forty seconds. This commonplace miracle was possible because it was necessary. If... Continue Reading →

finding calm amongst chaos

Turn the quiet up, turn the noise down. ~Sung by Eric ChurchI have always loved solitude and find comfort in quiet. Yesterday, a fellow barista told me she was an introvert and I laughed and corrected her. She is very outgoing and talkative, and I associate an introvert instead with a shy person who thinks... Continue Reading →

first yoga class

Although I have been practicing yoga in the comfort and privacy of my own home for the past year and a half, the time has come to join a yoga class. There is a yoga studio right across the street from the coffee shop I work at and they have a hell of a Groupon... Continue Reading →

Aspiring yogi

On May 15, 2014 I first tried yoga. I know because I wrote this Facebook status:"Holy shit! How do people do yoga? It looks so easy but it certainly isn't. I'd rather run 4 miles."I got through 12 minutes of my 45 minute DVD. That was all I could do. I was falling all over... Continue Reading →

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