A Balanced Life

I’ve written about living a balanced life in earlier posts, but I really think this quote by international yoga teacher Rachel Brathen sums it up beautifully.

balance is key...


This little cartoon really spoke to my heart.  Whenever I spend time with a friend, I realize just how important the relationship is.  A friend can be someone you grew up with, a neighbor, a work colleague, even the person you chat with weekly at the dry cleaner or grocery store! Without our friends, life would be very lonely indeed.

I always try to keep in touch with friends through cards, Facebook, a quick coffee, and even dinner out.  How we communicate isn’t important, but reinforcing the connection is.  Who can you reach out to today?

Friends you meet on your path

Back to the Gym!

I started this blog 6 years ago in February, 2010 with a simple post titled, I Went to the gym today.  The point of the post was that after a few years hiatus from exercise (and 20 pounds), I was going to use this blog as motivation to get back to a fitness centered life, a hopefully encourage others to do so as well.  It worked.

Over the past six years I went to the gym. started running, practiced yoga, and changed my diet.  I became stronger and fit and even lowered my cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides .

But alas, even the best laid plans…

In July, a medical issue side-lined me and, my exercise had been limited to walking my dog a few times a day.  This may sound like more exercise than it is as my dog is small and our walks are slow saunters around the block!  But movement is movement!

So here I find myself very happy and excited that, I went to the gym again.  I rejoined  Planet Fitness and have been there 3 times in the past week.  I’m coming back, and I’ll be blogging again too.  So far, so good

Snow Flowers

Soon we will enjoy the brilliant colors of daffodils, tulips, irises and more.  But first let’s pause to appreciate the beauty of winter!
snow flowers


Carole King won 4 Grammy awards in 1972 for “Tapestry”. Back in the early 70s, when I was listening to the song, I thought it was pretty,  but I had no idea of the richness of the lyrics.  As a young teenager, although I didn’t realize it, I was just beginning to weave my tapestry.

Now, 45 years later, I deeply feel the lyrics.  I am thankful for all the old and new friends, of family and of the varied experiences that have gone into my tapestry.  More importantly I ,look forward to weaving in even  more people and adventures into my tapestry.Tapestry