I was talking to some moms at the playground¬†a few weeks ago. We all have rising second grade girls and we were saying how much we dreaded the onslaught of “girl drama.” Having been involved in a disproportionate share of “girl drama” in middle and high school – ohmygod, high school – this is a […]

Unambiguous Loss

My dad died on Wednesday. If you recall from my mom’s posts about being his caregiver¬†(see below for links to these*), my dad was very sick for a very long time. He was diagnosed with Stage IV nasopharyngeal adenocarcinoma in September 2003. The diagnosing physician at Vanderbilt University shook his hand and asked if he’d […]

Peeling Your Onion

A longtime client who comes to class sporadically grabbed me at the end of our session on Sunday for some extra help. I talk a lot in class about lining the ribs up over the pelvis and checking to make sure that the sternum (“breast bone”) is parallel to the wall ahead of us, not […]

Longtime readers of this blog know nothing about me if they don’t know this one thing: I love chocolate. Not just any chocolate. I love very dark, high quality chocolate. And I eat it. Every. Single. Day. Since soy and dairy cause me some trouble, I have to be picky with my chocolates. And, since […]