• I’m This Many Years Old

    So, Saturday was a wash (pun intended) from the time I overslept to the discovery of the grotesque death of the washing machine. It’s one adventure after another here on the farm. I finally broke down and purchased a new MacBook after my notebook crashed one more time, but I swear I’m more excited and beaming about the installation of our ten-year-old washer and dryer. Yes, the washer leaks, which is why we didn’t leave them at the old house.  But goddamn, the joy I feel every time I walk into the house and see them. The satisfaction of a quiet wash cycle versus the cachunka cachunka pounding of the…

  • First Dose Down. Can’t Wait for Number TWO!

    This is generally how I felt in the later COVID days when I managed to get to my feet. I’ve had ups and downs as a long-hauler, especially with my memory, fatigue, and joint pain. Post first dose, this is my current situation cubed. Going to move through my to-dos slowly today with a nap or two thrown in. But I don’t feel terrible so counting down the days to my second dose! Thanks for your patience, support, and flexibility (hahahaha) when I need to postpone a class to take care of myself. #graceandkindnessbitches #babysteps #honoryourbody #allofthebenefitsnoneofthebullshit

  • The Struggle Is Real

    Most of us haven’t been more than inconvenienced by the pandemic and quarantine. After I mostly recovered from the COVID, I didn’t have any problems being told to stay home. I was able to move my yoga company online. We released The F*cking  Yoga BooK: Yoga for The Rest of Us with only a couple of glitches. The Beard and I managed not to purchase a single roll of toilet paper for the initial shutdown length.  Sure, despite cutting my rates to pennies a class, a large portion of my face-to-face clients aren’t subscribing to my Patreon channel. (I miss you!) It’s not easy carving out time and space to…

  • Beginning Yoga: WTF?

    Beginning yoga is one of the most important classes when you start a yoga practice and in my experience, it is rarely offered. I see a lot of “all levels of participants are welcome.” Sadly, these kinds of classes don’t address the beginner’s needs. My mat has a front and a back? You want my foot to go where?! Bitch, I can’t even touch my knees let alone my toes! Yoga is multilayered and fucking complicated at the best of times. If you are just getting into yoga or returning to yoga after a break, getting back to basics is critical to building good alignment so that when you get…