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, and neither am I who I ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Simple Thoughts That Will Transport You Now

I’m fresh off a Bahamian beach and feeling fantastic. Last week we sipped cocktails, watched the glassy green water sparkle beneath the sun, and marveled at the ambiance of a picture-perfect coastline at Taino Beach in Freeport, Bahamas. Nature inspires me, and as I twirled my toes in the warm frothy water, I couldn't help ...

A Raw Conversation Between Yoga Boss Ladies

There's this amazing thing that happens on social media (besides cutesy animal videos and hilarious memes): you meet people. You connect with individuals you may never actually see in real life -- people who live in far off places and do wonderful work in crowded little corners of the world. These people may annoy you, inspire you, even show you ...

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 ...