There are no pictures in this post. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to see them. With one week left in my month of working out, I knew I had to do it. I had to make a pilgrimage to the shrine of working out, the gym. I like strip malls, fluorescent lighting, dozens of TV’s … More Specialization
Ah, Nordic skiing. All the beauty, sweeping views and wholesome outdoorsy-ness of downhill skiing without the chairlift lines and parking lot schlepping of it’s alpine equivalent. The only negative that both types of skiing share is traffic. If only cross-country skiers could be airlifted to the lodge parking lot by their own smugness- I would … More Getting out of town
I don’t want to create mass panic, but folks, it’s mid-January. Pretty soon the spring semester starts, and then it’s time to start seeds and then the farming season starts and and and… okay, I’m hyperventilating. One day at a time, right? I’m not going to think about January 21st and that the first day … More One day at a time
“… we have to go through the body, we cannot go around it.”– Donna Farhi Most of my experiments to date have been about removing something from my life. Or denying myself something, as my friend Lisa described my year off of drinking. I may get a chemical and emotional jumpstart from the process of … More The way in is through the body.
Day 2 of my month of working out and I have… gone to yoga twice. Not very exciting, I know, but I have a pass that is going to expire in 15 days. And while I’m not dieting this month, it feels counter intuitive to come home from yoga and bake brownies. So I’ve held … More ¡Viva la resolution!
I know it’s not cool to make New Year’s Resolutions. But I can’t help it. I love a new year, fresh starts and newborn resolve. In this spirit, I’m making a New Year’s resolution, although not the goal-oriented traditional kind. My resolution consists of two words: effort and surrender. In 2014, I resolve to explore … More Effort and Surrender