My Devotion to Spring

Spring is my most significant time of year. April is my time of reflection and evaluation. As a Taurus, it’s the time when I check the box on one more year of seasoning and experiences while I blow out my birthday candles. And then May. Pure delight. Coming out of the drabness of winter, May…

The 2nd Chapter: Stronger

The last time I wrote about my yoga practice, I was on the cusp of a hip aggravation that had begun affecting my left knee and lower back. That was April 17th. Today is May 1 — a new beginning of sorts. To mark the fresh start of a new month, this post is about…

One Connected Problem

Today, 15 years into a fantastic, desk-bound career and nine days before the 14th anniversary of my 25th birthday, well, my body is messing with me. I need a massage and a heating pad. I also need yoga, and fortunately I have it at Downtown Yoga Memphis. I’ve seen three different teachers in the last…

That’s So Memphis

When you live in a place like Downtown Memphis, magic does happen. If you don’t live down here, it’s hard to explain … but sometimes the most random happy moments find you. It’s nothing you can really plan ahead for. You just have to let the Memphis soul wrap around you. It’s usually music that…

Surrendered Moments

Recently, my yoga instructor, Amy at Downtown Yoga Memphis, began a class by telling us it was OK to “surrender.” And because she knows her studio can sometimes be full of Type A’s and skeptics, she went on with the context: Surrendering is not about giving up or giving in. It’s about being exactly where you…