When the Holidays Hurt: How to Get Back to Gratitude

It’s sweater season again. The atmosphere’s aglow with holiday bulbs, tinsel-trimmed trees and the luster of long buried credit cards emerging at checkouts. I have a love-hate relationship with the holidays. A part of me revels in the romance of tradition, the spirit of celebration. At the same time, I’m reminded of unfortunate family dynamics. ...

Evolving: Post Election Thoughts

I’ve been thinking about evolution. It seems the word has been swimming to my heart's surface and sloshing around in my head, begging to be noticed. Perhaps the election hoopla got me thinking about change and the future, about my own growth journey, too. I’m not who I was, neither am I who I intend ...

Why The Rhythm of Life is an Illusion

Perhaps you noticed my absence last week as the blog sat untouched in the interwebs. I’ve had some long days and am navigating my new schedule, working traditional office hours and then driving my son to and from his very first job in the evenings. We always manage to squeeze in some gym time, and on some ...

5 Reasons Being an Entrepreneur Was a Pain in My Ass

I’ve had many careers. My resume is as eclectic as my wardrobe. And as my blog name denotes, I have a bit of a monkey mind and am prone to adventuring on a whim. That has led me down some interesting paths. So here I am again, leaping into a new life experience, following the inner ...

Why it Matters What I Think of Me: A Self-Love Crash Course

You hear the term self-love tossed around a lot. It’s all the rage in empowered women’s circles and in social media feeds. So naturally, you begin to wonder about the concept and whether it’s something you can reasonably achieve, or at the very least, aspire to. I’ll be honest; there are days when my inner ...

Here’s What Happened When I Got a Yoga Wheel

You see them on social media-- the glossy pics with hard bodies balanced on the curious circular devices. Some are hot pink, others are hand-carved, made of cork with lovely embossed chakra designs. They are yoga wheels -- the newest yoga props making their way into workshops, Youtube tutorials, and yoga studios everywhere. So of ...

Here’s to Counting Memories, Not Years…

Thirty nine and feeling fine... that was the caption I used when I posted a birthday picture on social media last Friday. It was a glorious day, spent with my best guys, a posse of zoo dwellers, and a few boxes of Russell Stover’s finest nut assortments. As any late-thirties gal would do on her special ...

Here’s Why You’ll Never be Good at Yoga

I remember when I started my yoga journey, with VHS tapes, a few beginner classes under my belt and a kid-in-the-candy-store grin. There were so many asanas to explore, Sanskrit names to learn and elegant angles in which my body would eventually contort. Eventually -- as in when I got “good” at yoga… good like ...

How To Get Aligned When You Feel Out of Whack

My oldest son is back home again, and while that’s special for sentimental reasons, it’s not so convenient logistically. The younger savage and I had this rhythm going, and big brother swooped in and disturbed things. Last week I felt pulled in a hundred directions. Everyone wants something, a ride across town, an opinion they’ll ...