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Posts Tagged ‘work’

Keeping up during my week with snacks

We all need to make sure to take care of ourselves. I find it even more pertinent as a teacher, especially a teacher of yoga. I teach at multiple places for yoga and cycle, which means I drive from one class to the next multiple times a day. My eating schedule depends on my teaching schedule […]


Undoing with new chapter

Life is a balancing act … believe in yourself … Leap and the net will appear. Happy wife … happy life. Today is the first day of what I am referring to as FUNemployment. I quit my job of nine years and yesterday was my last day in the corporate world. (The top two lines […]


The BIG decision

Near the end of my yoga teacher training we did a fantasy exercise. We pretended that we were at a reunion together a year later and we talked about what we had done over the past year since graduation. Baxter said if you said it out loud and as if you had actually done it […]


Wardrobe culture of public transport

On Tuesday and yesterday I took public transport to work: BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit). The Bay Area’s version of a subway. Normally I drive to a parking area close to my house and jump on a shuttle, which takes us the rest of the roughly 20 miles to work. But the shuttle schedule recently changed, which […]


Glow on!

I was on vacation last week. You know how you go on vacation and you (usually) come back refreshed and ready to take on life (and work)? And your “vacation glow” lasts a day, half a day or five minutes? I am determined to keep my vacation glow going as long as I possibly can. […]


Being kind to me

I recently wrote a post about being a chaotic hot mess. Don’t worry, I’m OK. I’m just exhausted. I know I haven’t posted lately. Sorry about that. I just couldn’t muster the energy for a blog post this past week. Nothing super terrible is happening in my life. It’s just a lot of stuff. And […]


A hot mess

Do you ever feel like your life is a hot mess? Disorganized? Out of routine? Lately that’s how I feel. At home, at work, all aspects of my life. I strive on routine. And my life has been anything but. I am trying to embrace the disorganized, the fly by the day goings on, the […]


Listening to me

What do I need? What do you need? I have been really trying to listen to myself lately. Work has been extremely demanding and busy and overwhelming and stressful as we continue to go through transition. More than usual I feel tired, exhausted and wiped out. I have really been trying to take the queues […]


Taking a break from the booze

Last year was a rough year. Last month was a rough month. At some point in December I decided that eating and drinking whatever I wanted was fine and I would get back to clean living when I was emotionally ready. I usually like to set a deadline for myself, otherwise the unhealthy lifestyle can […]


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone. A new year is always exciting. A clean state. A new start. Or maybe just a continuation of things already forming and molding and becoming. I have known for some time that January is going to be a challenging month for me. And I am trying to not freak out about […]