Monthly Archives: October 2010

Yoga Class

Friday through today, a local yoga studio, Hilltop Yoga, held a free open house – all day, all three days. Students new and experienced could come and enjoy [..]

Fitness, Health, Mental Well-Being , , ,

Baby Steps Enumerated

Here we are, a couple of weeks after I started actively working on Changing Things. So far, so good. I mentioned signing up for NaNoWriMo, and as of [..]

Dietary Choices, Fitness, Health, Writing , ,

The Fundamentals of Change

Wow – pretty profound title, right? It sounds as if I might be able to impart some actual wisdom there. Sadly, as you have all come to learn, [..]

Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being, Musing, Personal Responsibility, Writing , ,

Rage Against the Gluten

Last weekend, I was listening to The Splendid Table, a food and cooking show on NPR. Lynn Rosetto Casper was interviewing a foodie, who discussed the joys of [..]

Allergies, Baking, Food, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian , , ,

The Nursing Thing

Several people have asked why I’m not going to go back to school for Nursing. Happy to explain. The backstory for those who didn’t know me then: Back [..]

Community, Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being

Tribes, Communities & Other Assortments of Humans

“Community.” This is a word some of us often take for granted. In an ever-expanding, yet ever-isolated world, it seems many of us are losing the sense of [..]

Community, Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being, Musing

Woman, Get On My Horse!

The Mid-Life Crisis, Part Next (Wherein we speculate) [EDIT: I have just sent in my application to MSU. Oh dear.] At various points in my life, I have [..]

Lifestyle, Musing

How It All Came to Pass – My Unhappy Accidental Life in IT

When I need to work things through in my head, I write them down. Writing helps me refine things, get them into quasi-logical order. Getting intangible thoughts put [..]

Failures, Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being

The Power of Reinforcement

Folks, I have to thank everyone who sent me comments, emails and Facebook messages in response to my last post. Truly, I am honored and grateful for every [..]

Community, Lifestyle, Mental Well-Being, Musing, Stress