January 27, 2015My Space
The hot yoga classes I attend have tripled in size since January 1, a common happening thanks to all who have a resolution the get fit for 2015. This creates a stir amongst the regular attendees who have gotten used to having their particular space on the floor. Location means a lot to those who work out; some prefer standing closer to the instructor while others, usually those who don't want to be called out about not putting out, stand in the back. The newbies disperse all over the place and usually land on someone's else's spot. We regulars joke that things will get back to normal by the end of February, because a lot of people don't stick with it. However some of us don't handle this change that easily. Theresa is a yoga fanatic. She always dresses in Lululemon and folds into her sun salutation with a vengeance, a peaceful vengeance. When class is over she stays longer to work on her inversions. You would think with her peaceful demeanor she'd manage well throughout these beginning of the year crowded workouts easily. Yet, anytime anyone is in her spot (right side of the floor in the second row) she tries to crowd them out. When it doesn't work she will literally ask them to trade places. Her forcefulness can usually make anyone move.
January 13, 2015Work It Mom
Today's hot yoga class was taught by Julia, with her six-month old baby Emma playing 'the witness.' As Julia instructed us into our downward dogs, her little baby cooed from her mother's arms. Later in the day, I was exiting a parking garage in a medical park and ...
December 10, 2014No Pain No Debt
It all adds up: even if she's set a Christmas budget there are so many extras not accounted for. Spending is up this year the experts say. Forbes Women warns of setting a holiday budget without remembering the extra essentials like cards, tape, wrapping paper, special ...
December 9, 2014Good Cheer
Year-end giving is top of mind for many agencies, knowing that she could be seeking to end her year on a charitable note with an extra tax deduction to boot. Mailboxes are filled with donation requests and merchant catalogues reminding us that December 22 is the last ...
December 8, 2014Icing on the Cookie
Cookies are baking right now. Somewhere, there is an amazing aroma and gingerbread men being decorated. On the cover of most women's magazine you'll see a popular chef with a tray of cookies and a cover that offers all their tips inside the pages. I've seen everyone ...
December 5, 2014December Birthday
It's my friend Dana Healy's birthday today. I've know her since I was in the second grade. She lived a few houses up from me and had parents that loved to play. Her dad drove a Harley and they had a trampoline in their play room along with every hot toy, even video ...
December 4, 2014Fries With That?
My daughter in college requested I write a column on sweet potato fries. She tells me they are on every menu now and now more than a few of our favorite Diner spots claim it to be the new 'it' side dish. I'm wondering what finally happened to teach our restaurants the ...
December 3, 201410 Minute Manicure
During a layover in Toronto I literally walked into a sign that said "10 Minute Manicure." As someone who gets regular manicures I know sometimes the drying time alone can take this long so I inquired because my flight was delayed 30 minutes and a manicure was the one ...
December 2, 2014Care
Women are know to be the main caregiver in their family. When she is down for the count the family has options. Either help her get back up or punt. It's horrible for a woman to be sick and to know that she can do nothing for her family, especially if there is a need. ...
December 1, 2014Squabble
On this Monday the question of the day will be "did you have a good Thanksgiving?" The standard answer will be "yes." A New York Daily News survey showed that 68% of families had some sort of squabble before dinner was served. How serious the issue was not explored; ...