Unambiguous Loss

My dad died on Wednesday. If you recall from my mom’s posts about being his caregiverĀ (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 […]

The more I’ve learned about the human body, and the longer I’ve lived in mine, the more I’ve come to reject our culture’sĀ notions of what it means to be “fit” and “healthy.” I could explain it a lot of ways, but it can be easily summed up by saying I no longer look at pictures […]