Tag: health

Being Better

Tonight I'm wishing I was better.I've been in a rut the past few weeks and I can't exactly figure out why. But I do know this. I wish I was better. At everything.I wish I could be a better mother. I wish I was a better employee. I wish I could be a better wife, … Continue reading Being Better

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Belated Thoughts on World Autism Awareness Day

Yesterday, April 2, was World Autism Awareness Day, a day where we "recommit to helping individuals on the autism spectrum reach their full potential," according to President Obama in yesterday's Presidential Proclamation. I wasn't sure what, if anything I wanted to say about World Autism Awareness Day as a parent of a special needs child. … Continue reading Belated Thoughts on World Autism Awareness Day

Giggle Girl

As you all know, I try to attend yoga class twice a week. My yoga classes are held at a gym-- a regular gym with rows of treadmills and ellipticals, a basketball and racquetball court, and even a "Cardio Cinema" (Basically, it's a movie theater that substitutes cardio machines for seats. Ingenious.). The good thing … Continue reading Giggle Girl

The Fantasy Pediatrician’s Office

This weekend, I took M. for his once-a-year "well" visit with our pediatrician. Please understand-- I love our pediatrician. But as I sat in the office listening to crying and coughing children, and tried to stop M. from rolling on the floor, I had an idea. It's time for The World of Children's Medicine to … Continue reading The Fantasy Pediatrician’s Office

Back into the Groove . . .

Tonight I attempt to get back into the blogging groove with a short, simple post.  Thanks for coming back. I'm immersed again in my yoga book:  The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T.K.V. Desikachar, and wanted to share.  Here's a verse I found in the "Yoganjalisaram" section: Respect parents, avoid evil, seek … Continue reading Back into the Groove . . .

The End of the Affair (Daily Post Writing Challenge)

This week's Daily Post Writing Challenge is Image vs. Text. Link to the Challenge here. This is my contribution. Sometimes our love is misplaced. We love what is bad for us, but makes us feel good. We love what hurts us, but also gives us pleasure. We love with our hearts, not our heads. We … Continue reading The End of the Affair (Daily Post Writing Challenge)

Chopping the Branches of Avidya

My husband gave me a book for Christmas called, The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T.K.V. Desikachar. I previously posted about my newfound love for yoga, and I wanted to share something I read that applies universally, whether or not you enjoy yoga practice. The following is from Chapter Two, "The Foundations of Yoga Practice."  Don't … Continue reading Chopping the Branches of Avidya