Why I Practice Yoga

I’m inflexible. I’m also a lifelong athlete, at one time a nationally ranked swimmer and then an adult who developed an addiction to half marathons. But despite the medals I’ve won, records I’ve set and finish lines I’ve crossed, I can’t touch my toes. That level of inflexibility created an aversion to any kind of […] Read more…

How Trader Joe’s Helps This Busy Working Mom

I’m busy. Everyone I know is busy. And when life is busy, we all do the best we can to knock out the must-dos and compromise on the rest. The past few months I’ve been shuffling work, my son’s high school track meets, my daughter’s softball practices and games, my own exercise routines, pets, laundry, […] Read more…

Virginia Beach Strong

Two days ago, there was a shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, killing 12 people, wounding several others and devastating my hometown. The first thing on my mind when I woke up the next morning was the victims of that shooting and their families. When I turned on the tv, the local news […] Read more…

3 Places to Go for Cherry Blossom Viewing

I never paid much attention to trees or flowers. Sure, I’ve always loved the significance of blooming flowers as a sign that winter’s end is near. But it wasn’t until my first spring season in Japan that I truly fell in love with a tree: the cherry blossom. Cherry blossoms, or sakura as they’re called […] Read more…

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