Some of my happiest moments in life where in college when I would discuss Pilates or yoga with a peer of mine and moments later find myself showing them a pose that related to our discussion. I still remember the coolness of the kitchen tiles of the university's cafeteria, as I got down on all … Continue reading My Passion for Teaching Yoga and Pilates
I used to attend a self-improvement class where the teacher would say she is teaching the topic she most has to work on herself. That always resonated with me. She was humble, yet direct about the lessons she wanted to get across. When I think about the type of wellness teacher I am, I often—quite … Continue reading Teaching Yoga From One’s Own Growth Process, Not One’s Mastery
Along with the thrill of moving into a larger home, are the negative thoughts it triggers. Feelings that I don't deserve to live in a large space, and then ironically, feelings of jealousy over other homes which are far bigger. My brain ping pongs between these two unsavory mental states. This past weekend I went … Continue reading Who Are You—On the Inside?
Recently we moved. There were a couple of items I put aside to MAKE SURE I wouldn't lose track of them during the move. Guess what? I lost track! I made my husband go back to the apartment again and again to check. "It must be there!" I thought. Then this morning I accepted, I … Continue reading Where Did I Put That?! The Art of Letting Go
As the adult-coloring-book trend shows, adults need crafts to keep them sane. Drawing makes me feel like a kid, but that doesn't mean it's intended ONLY for kids. Giving myself time to draw reminds me to hold on to other aspects of childhood that I may have lost over the years: living in the moment … Continue reading Arts and Crafts: For Adults Too!
I always found doing health fairs challenging as a nutritionist. I loved educating people—but putting together an oak tag presentation, not as much. And making healthy salad samples to give out—also challenging. I am a verbal person. I love to talk. I love to write. When I completed a food pyramid project for my first … Continue reading Exercising Another Part of My Brain: Arts and Crafts
Paying bills was always a tedious time of the weekend in my home growing up. So I feel guilty when I go online and it is so much more effortless a task (other than the working to pay said bills part). I always had this image of myself struggling with the same serious adulthood task … Continue reading Paying Bills
I was recently relaying to my husband how I don't always like taking my phone with me when I go outside since having my phone nearby takes me out of the present moment. He agreed but also pointed out that if I removed some of the apps on my phone, then I wouldn't see my … Continue reading Playing it Smart with My Smartphone
This morning I missed the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train to a conference by five minutes. This is day two of the conference and I was fortunate to make that train yesterday, but the bus/subway ran differently today and I left the Bronx subway stop eight minutes later. Since I knew I would anyway … Continue reading TBT: Not So Awake, But Alive
One of the skills you learn to develop as a parent is stopping things in the middle of what you are doing. This is especially hard for someone like me who likes to wrap a pretty bow on everything I do. And while it's a great skill to be able to complete things, it's also … Continue reading Drop Everything, Your Child Needs You