thrilling thursday!

thrilling thursday!

A yoga girlfriend and fellow Ayn Rand lova’ created this beautiful title! Thrilling Thursday. So perfect. Who doesn’t love a thrill? And today, on this Thursday, my thrill was everything! I bet you assumed it would be namely food, following my Joyful Juice Cleanse, eh? Well, so did I. Until I didn’t really want to eat my normal(…)

BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

The number on the scale dipped way below last week’s 1#5!!!!!!!!! And we are sooooo freaking ecstatic!!!!!!!!! The abs are so flat and strong that you could punch me out, and I’d laugh. :) And everything is exactly as we like it, for the first time ever!!!!!!!!! Thank you, joyful juice cleanse! Thank you, clean(…)

the discipline of zen

the discipline of zen

“I wish I had your willpower.” A friend remarked this, in response to my Joyful Cleanse announcement. As flattered and humbled as I am by her openness and readership of my blog, I must disagree with her choice of words because although I am, indeed, quite structured and disciplined, I do not interpret my actions as a power.(…)

wonderful wednesday:)

I just bumped into my smiley friend the janitor, and he asked, “Hey hey hey! How’s it goin’?” I replied, “So divinely! How are you?” He answered, “Well I’m just wonderful! Because it’s Wonderful Wednesday!” In response to my laughter he said in his cool Omar Epps circa Love & Basketball fashion, “You know. I like(…)

getting wild with green juice

getting wild with green juice

Who wants to get wild with green juice? Because we’re certainly doing such! I shall hereby tell you about this grand second day of my Joyful Juice Cleanse, ending with details of our divine green juice party. Fair warning: this might push your intrigue into joining the party, too!! Today’s Consumption Report 9:45am, chard basil apple romaine celery(…)

blissful dreaming

blissful dreaming

Last night, I dreamt the kind of yoga dream that says my practice is completely changed. That I am completely changed as a result of my practice. That everything is now peaceful and happy. I dreamt that I walked into my old yoga studio, found my old teacher, asked if it would be okay if(…)

can yoga make one cry?

can yoga make one cry?

It’s been rumoured. And, in fact, at a Tim Miller workshop, one that I attended with my “teacher” by invitation in 2010, I can swear that I cried during Mr. Miller’s closing sequence. I can swear that others cried, too. But I was so damn puffed up on being the best in the class (which I(…)

yoga with my daughter:)

yoga with my daughter:)

My nervous system is so very stimulated!! Having just completed an intermediate series of Ashtanga with Jodi Blumstein on YogaGlo, it feels like electricity runs throughout my entire existence. Watching the muscles work, feeling my pieces move, awakening my everything, even my skin, is like the best treat for Mother’s Day. But, the entire day’s been a(…)

ocd:)

ocd:)

It’s half past ten o’clock of the nighttime, and we’re having a party!! A grand party!! Every single cell in my body bursts with energy and happiness, and I simply must divulge the details of this most amazing Saturday!! “You have that Loretta Lynn country girl x cold industrialist x that dancer from the 80s movie(…)

oh happy marathon weekend!!

oh happy marathon weekend!!

Super congratulations to my divine, ever-so athletic friends who ran the Pittsburgh Marathon today! Yay! One girlfriend ran her thirteenth half, and her boyfriend ran, too, completing his first! Hip hip hooray!  Gwendolyn and I cheered for all of you, and if we spy a sexy cute running outfit for next year (I’m thinking very short red shorts with a(…)

foraging fashionistas

foraging fashionistas

April showers produced May flowers. Gorgeous flowers! Pretty flowers! Our absolute favourites? The violets and dandelions. Yesterday, spying a thick patch of these wildflowers, I needed to have dandelion. No, not to concoct delicious dandelion tea, as I buy that from The Republic and drink it daily. ;) Rather, to create amazing fashion! Simple decoration creates excitement in a look. And sometimes most(…)

autodidata

autodidata

My beautiful friend, a native of Brazil and speaker of Portuguese, completely humbled me, causing my heart to go pitter patter yesterday evening. At our meeting, she looked at me, exclaiming, “WOW! You look amazing! So fit! So healthy. So good!” And that’s not the part that humbled me. I’ve been getting compliments left and(…)

do you like my sparkle dog shirt?

do you like my sparkle dog shirt?

Wowwwwwwwww. Today has been one of the most exciting days on planet Earth, and it’s only eleven o’clock in the morning! Strutting by my gentleman friend, the parking attendant, I heard him call my name. Or, should I say, my nickname. “Hey, Little Honey! Come here for a second!” So I pranced over with my dog.(…)

breathing like an astronaut

breathing like an astronaut

I’ll never, ever, ever, ever forget the first time of bringing my sister to a yoga class. The family comedian, she did NOT check her bag of jokes at the door with shoes. Rather, mid-flow, pulling into a brief Balasana, she whispered, “Why is everyone breathing like an astronaut?” And I laughed out loud! The strict yoga girl.(…)

a yoga school girl!

a yoga school girl!

Like a swimmer, swan-diving into a sea of crystal, clear blue, I dive into Uttanasana. Gracefully, excitedly, actively engaging every muscle in my body, in my brain, I pierce the water of freedom. Strong. Confident. Pure. Happy! With each Chatturanga, I explore deeper; skimming the sea floor, yet not disturbing it. The yoga practice is my Earth, my sea,(…)

cake with wine!

cake with wine!

gogogogogogogogogo. It’s been a really long time since I can remember sitting with my dog, movie, and glass of wine, just being totally, completely, heavenly chill. This is so, largely in part, because of the go factor. Yes, we’ve have had our special days, but they existed far from perfect because my body wasn’t acceptable. Now it is. (…)

who is the best rock band ever?

who is the best rock band ever?

THE BEETS.  And, I’m quite certain that my rocker bestie Becky shall immediately unfriend me for declaring this fact, but hey, a fact is a fact! Who are The Beets, you may wonder? They are the animated band of the 90s cartoon Doug, having written and performed one of the BEST songs ever, planting into my then teenager(…)

should i get smaller?

should i get smaller?

This question led me to read “Your Ideal Cycling Weight” at Bicylcing.com. Curious to know what the performance “experts” say, I scavenged the numbers section of the article whilst waiting in queue for my Starbucks, inputting hypothetical figures, the ones that exist when I’ve historically looked a certain way. And I was pleasantly surprised because these numbers(…)

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