Women of a Certain Age (Yoga and Menopause)

Women of a Certain Age (Yoga and Menopause)

According to urbandictionary.com, woman of a certain age is an “ironically polite term for a woman who does not want her actual age known” (i.e., one who is close to or just over menopause.) Personally, I’m 54, and I care a whole lot less about anyone knowing my age...
The Obstacle IS the Gift

The Obstacle IS the Gift

My partner David inherited a little A-frame on Lake Winnipesaukee. It’s a modest place, no more than 1200 sq ft, 40+ years old, circa 1975 and still looks it. Several years ago we had to decide whether to sell it or fix it up and enjoy it. One phone call, made on a...
A MOVING TARGET

A MOVING TARGET

Pictured here are just a few of the wonderful women I take class with at the gym these days. They inspire me. Powerful, full of life force, strong, determined. None of us qualify as ‘young’ I suppose, though I’d like to think we’re a pretty vibrant lot. We push...
THIS SWEET LIFE

THIS SWEET LIFE

La Dolce Vita – “the sweet life” – was our theme for last week’s retreat in Puglia, Italy. The title, taken from a not-so-sweet Fellini film, calls up our American fantasies of the quintessential Italian life – one of relaxed living; spacious days; delicious food and...
NAKED TRUTH

NAKED TRUTH

I’m just back from Costa Rica, where I had the great opportunity to lead 17 beautiful beings in a 7-day yoga and dance retreat. It was sublime – the people, the location, the food, our practices. One of the highlights (among many) for me was something that started...
ARTICLE: RECLAIMING YOUR VOICE TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

ARTICLE: RECLAIMING YOUR VOICE TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

I can’t remember when it was that people started to describe me as ‘strong’, ‘confident’. I know for sure, though, that it was long before I felt those qualities living within me. “Fake it till you become it,” as they say....
MAKE-OVERS THEN AND NOW

MAKE-OVERS THEN AND NOW

I recently posted a question on my FB page, “What one piece of advice would you give to your 13-year-old self?” The responses were quite moving (with the exception of the odd-man-out who unabashedly stated, “Hit on more girls.” Oy. Clearly not one of my peeps. A good...
FORGIVENESS IN ALL THINGS?

FORGIVENESS IN ALL THINGS?

When my partner David Wallace and I first fell in love 14 years ago, we had this wonderful phrase that we’d use when we had to deliver a piece of bad news – “Forgiveness in all things, right?” we’d say, and then launch into the tough nugget – “They were out of your...