08 May 2015
May 8, 2015

Be Like Water

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Looking back on this winter, I wonder how someone as extroverted as myself would choose to be alone so much. And not always happily. True, I was side-lined from skiing and yoga with a long drawn out shoulder injury. Did I need space? Space to think? To illustrate to myself exactly how I don’t want.. read more →

Resisting. Stalling. Procrastinating. Fearful. Loser. Lazy. These are the words Bootsy (one of my inner voices) has been using to describe me lately. Because I haven’t done what I thought I should do. And I know better than to listen to shoulds. Shoulds are usually what others expect. And expectations are the mother of all.. read more →

Just when I think I have it all figured out, pinching myself because I have a stupendous schedule with a perfect balance of physical activity, fulfilling work and time to play, right when everything is balanced like a spinning top, all my ducks are sashaying in a neat little row and I finally found the.. read more →

Tearing down a mountain on skis, unleashing my inner 8-year-old boy, there’s nothin’ finer! Last winter that’s just what I was doing. What I could do. One year later I’m fatter, weaker, nursing a back that is begging me to once again build a strong solid core. First day skiing, I lasted 1 hour. Next.. read more →

In August I ended a relationship that was, for over a year, filled with magical love. But ultimately, we were too mismatched. I was sad sad sad. It took me 3 weeks to literally fall down on my knees and physically grieve this incredible loss. This 3 week pause was the work of Sheila, who.. read more →

I must have something to do that is really uncomfortable. Or boring. Or somehow threatening. Otherwise, why have I finally sat down to write? It’s been over 2 months since I posted. The voices in my head have arguments over this – “Why bother? You’ve said it all before.” “But things have changed, little micro.. read more →

29 Dec 2013
December 29, 2013

Hollow Road

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Trees. Gravel. Sand. Salt. Snow. Murky, foggy, mysterious. Walking into the fog took some kind of trust. Trusting what? Whom? Switching out fear for curiosity. And I haven’t been disappointed, walking in my truth.   read more →

12 Dec 2013
December 12, 2013

Never Say Never


Last year I met a ski instructor with mad teaching skills and comp tickets to spare. I outfitted myself with a friend’s $100 package of old skis, boots and poles and, much to my surprise, a skier was born. I’d skied 30 years ago, without instruction, but now I know clearly how to stop and.. read more →

Nearly one year ago, I wrote Transforming the Mighty Gremlin. The Gremlin is a metaphor for self-limiting talk, introduced to me by Rick Carson’s book, Taming Your Gremlin.  The Gremlin, that annoying inner voice that abhors change, pops up when you want to try a new experience, something that will help you grow, whether it works out or.. read more →

06 Aug 2013
August 6, 2013

Choosing Battles

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If you are a teacher, parent, spouse or anyone who is in a relationship in which there is bound to be conflict,  you know it’s important to choose your battles. Nagging about every little thing becomes tiresome and causes deaf ears and resentment. I taught for 23 years and there is so much I let.. read more →