My Secret Hobby

Most of you know that I am a personal trainer, yoga instructor and coach but I have another profession on the side. I don’t talk about it. It’s not something I would put on my resume. Get your minds out of the gutter, it’s nothing bad. I am a professional cat photographer. Well that may…

The Art of Noticing

  We have written often about being present and aware on this blog.  We all know the importance of being physically, emotionally and mentally “there” whether it be with your family, work or friends.  The catch is that it’s not always easy.  We have so many distractions; so many things constantly vying for our attention….

First the Aha, Then the Action

A friend/personal training client of mine tends to hear all the iterations of my life’s work. Whether I am working on myself, my career, or somewhere in between she listens patiently to the process. Often that process looks and sounds akin to throwing spaghetti against the wall and seeing it if it sticks. And other…

Now is the Time

  I have a friend who is thinking about making a major life change.  She confided in me recently about this idea bouncing around in her head and asked for my thoughts. I responded to her immediately, but I have been thinking about what she  asked me for days now. It’s always easy to say,…

Feel the Love

I am not what you’d call an enthusiastic celebrator of St. Valentine. It’s not my gig. It’s not that I am anti-,  I’m not just pro-Valentine either. So when asked several times yesterday morning what I was doing for Valentine’s Day I grumbled a little and shared one variation or another about how I just…

The Dog Days of Winter

  When I was in my delusional state a few weeks ago and decided that we NEEDED a dog, I honestly thought it was just one of those things that I have done so many times I could do it with my eyes closed.  This is not my first rodeo, as they say; we have…