About twenty years ago I met my biological mother for the first time. Those first impressions sure can be lasting, especially when we greeted each other for the first time. She met me with a pat on the back and a good old fashion side-hug. Sad to say, but the side-hug left me feeling sort of relieved.
Truthfully up till last year the side-hug was a staple in my daily life. To say I am not touchy-feely is an understatement. Hugging strangers, or greeting someone with a bear hug, left…Continue
The very early phone call from my daughter sent me scrambling for substitute instructors for my morning classes. Our two year old grandson was sick and I would be the designated toddler care taker for the day. Before the sun began its slow morning creep above the trees, the movie “The Incredibles” began its daylong marathon.
Nearly everyone who has ever taken care of a toddler can relate to movie marathons. After a certain number of viewings, the lines are memorized and surprisingly,…Continue
Shaped by Faith
Every nook and cranny
February 23rd, 2013
Some view February as a throw away month. Worn out from winter and desperate for spring, some see it with too few days of sunshine, while others, just too few days. I, on the other hand, consider February, my absolute favorite time of year. This heart healthy “love” month has been quite generous to me and I hold it extra close. It is my annual reminder to…
I have been labeled and called many things in my 25 year career as a fitness instructor. It baffles me still to this day to think that people who demonstrate good posture and alignment are referred to as being too confident in their own abilities and unapproachable. The fear factor is the one that really rouses my curiosity and makes me laugh to hear someone say, " I don't go to your classes because I am afraid of you."
There was a time years ago before Pilates became…Continue