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Archive for the ‘general health’ Category

Moms, how do you do it all?

In honor of Mother’s Day I am finally going to work on answering Windy’s question: If you are taking suggestions, I am curious how everyone makes time for exercise with busy lives including getting a kid to school (on time) getting themselves to work (also on time) working (all day) heading home to make/eat dinner […]


My intention, energy are with Dorothy

For those of you who don’t follow me on my personal blog, Twitter or Facebook you haven’t heard me talk about my friend Dorothy. Dorothy is a journalist friend of mine who traveled to Syria last Friday to cover the events happening there. She was detained by the Syrian government and her family has not […]


Taking a day off from exercise routine

I came home from work today with every intention to attend my 6 p.m. Hatha Yoga class. As soon as I stepped in the door I started not feeling it. I am a little tired and it is warm today. My evenings are normally so short because of my long commute and the fact that […]


Comment Contest Tuesday

Comment Contest Tuesday is back, at least for today. Keeping with the water theme … tell me how you get your daily water in. Do you have tricks, ways to make it easier, enhancers? Or do you just down your daily water with ease and grace? If you haven’t quite mastered getting a healthy amount […]


Adding a little flavor to that drinking water

OK, so it is looking like this week might be a water theme. Maybe. I forgot to mention in my post last night that when I exercise I drink about 16 oz. of water. That is in addition to the roughly 80 oz. I get in on an average day. When I was doing Weight […]


Getting in my daily water allotment

My friend Erica was recently told by her midwife that it was recommended that Erica drink 100 ounces of water a day. That is about 13 8 oz. servings of water. That’s a lot of water. For today’s post I decided to track how much water I have consumed today. I am on my 12th […]


Improving yoga poses, practice

Yup, another yoga post. Who knew I could write so much about yoga? I have been practicing yoga semi-regularly for about four years now. There are poses that I feel I have made vast improvement with and others that come more easily. And there are those that are still difficult for me to do. Until […]


Setting an intention

Keeping with the yoga theme this week, I want to talk about just one of the many things that I love about yoga … setting an intention at the beginning of yoga practice. According to the Yoga Journal web site: Setting intention, at least according to Buddhist teachings, is a path or practice that is focused […]


Yoga questions with answers

Two of my readers, Jen and Regina, had some yoga questions for me. I punted them to Hilda, who has trained in yoga, is a yoga teacher and a yoga studio manager at the Yoga Connection. Jen’s first question: I work out hard all week with weights, treadmill and high-impact Zumba. I’d love to find a […]


Restorative Yoga … yes, please

Last night I took a full hour and a half of Restorative Yoga. It was amazing. And it was a great way to ease back into exercise after not working out for a week because of my cold. According to the Namaste Yoga web site, Restorative Yoga is: Gentle yoga and passive restorative postures to open […]