The 5 Best Blog Posts for Yoga Beginners

Are you making the leap from yoga pants wearer to yoga practitioner? Why the hell not-- you've already got the uniform, am I right? It can be intimidating being a newbie, watching other yogis draw their toes to their ears with all the ease and grace of a dancer. Meanwhile, you're still struggling to stay grounded in Mountain ...

Why Being Offended is F*cking with your happiness

Last week I watched an email argument unfold. Ever have one of those? It’s funny how even the most unassertive individuals become badasses behind the keyboard. It’s easy to misinterpret messages we receive by email or text because we’re missing crucial nonverbal components (body language and tone of voice). Sensible people know this, yet they ...

5 Things I’ve Decided I’m Too Old For

“A lady never tells her age or weight…” It’s a phrase I never questioned in all the years I’d heard it growing up. It’s something my grandma said, and she’d no doubt heard her own grandmother say it too. They were the legs-crossed, lipstick-in-tact kind of ladies. They were conditioned to believe certain things, as ...

How to Be a Yogi (Humor)

How do we define yoga? Should we call it a religion, an ascetic discipline, a science of movement, a graceful dance? Perhaps we should look to Instagram, where scantily clad yogis arm balance on rocks and selfie on sandy beaches. And while I fully appreciate the art of those images and the confidence, self-discipline and relentless practice that ...

3 Simple Things That Make Life More Amazing

My kids, my job, my cozy little home with no storage space --blessings, albeit curses. Depending on the day and my current state of mind, I can call these things amazing or annoying. That’s true for all of us (regardless of what we have or don’t have), because life is about perspective. And although I don’t always succeed, I try ...

Open Letter to the Dad Who Chose the Door

You were there at conception -- brought your seed to the soiree. Congratulations, you successfully contributed to the population. Not much of an achievement, but what an honor. Too bad you don't fully understand what fatherhood entails, and the enormity of your personal responsibility to grow up and get your shit together in a real ...

5 Ways to Survive Summer Vacation with Teens

School is out now and that means my otherwise peaceful home will become a noisy, smelly haven for one oversleeping teen and his guests. There’ll be bickering. You’ll hear shameless teasing -- names like Meathead, Captain Sloth, and Brown Bieber, to which my son will reply, “You’re so hilarious, mom.” There will be an odor ...