The Secret to Strength and Growth – It’s Not What You Think It Is

Hang around a health club, and you’ll meet the die-hards. The ones you don’t talk to for fear of breaking their focus. The ones with a list of their upper body, lower body, cardio, interval training, strength and flexibility workouts … Continue reading

Yoga Class Reprise – Touching Each Other’s Lives

Today I returned to my favorite yoga class to celebrate the two-month anniversary of my surgery. At my last pre-surgery class in early January, two people made unhelpful comments which I wrote about here. This time the instructor welcomed me … Continue reading

Suggestions for Dealing with Medical News

Last week a well-meaning woman I didn’t know overheard me tell our yoga instructor that I wouldn’t be able to come to class for two months due to upcoming surgery. She was stricken, ashen, and continued the conversation as we … Continue reading

Humility at New Heights

The slight disorientation I felt at the Colorado Springs airport when the plane landed grew steadily worse as we drove up to the mountain to our vacation destination at an elevation of 8,500 feet. I barely noticed the breathtaking scenery … Continue reading

Seeing God in My Salad

While slicing carrots, chopping red cabbage, slicing fresh mozzarella and sprinkling grape tomatoes on the arugula and romaine for my salad, I saw God. I’m not claiming any of the food products were God or looked like God or that … Continue reading

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks, aka Neuroplasticity

With the advent of each technological advancement comes a discussion of its impact upon culture, society and how people think.  The printed page, typewriters, radio, television and now the internet have undergone such analysis. Journalists and researchers are now pulling … Continue reading