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…

Two Months of Physical Healing from Yoga

I’ve been practicing yoga steadily now for about two months (and here’s why). I’m not consistent with how often I go every week — like everyone, I sometimes have scheduling challenges or just don’t feel like I can squeeze one more thing into that day. Still, I’m at the studio a minimum of twice a…

Sunday Sentiments

Stillness. Sunday. For me, this is how the engines of motivation avoid overheating! May you – and I – be happy. May you – and I – be safe. May you – and I – be healthy. May you – and I – have peace. đź’– Have a lovely Sunday, whether you are at home,…

Taking Bad Feelings to Yoga Class

There are some simple, basic things involved in safely adulting. Two of them are having a working smoke detector in your home and staying awake while you cook pasta. Unfortunately, this past weekend, I failed the basics. Which led six firemen to my door. Thankfully, they thwarted a very bad situation in the making. I…