It is late.  I have raked over the financial situation.  Having not won the powerball, it’s time to get serious.  When you make the decision to close your private practice, and drastically minimize healthcare insurance billing, it appears that money does not flow magically into your bank account.  It cannot, therefore, pay your student loans. … Continue reading 120

B is for…

I was a frail kid, thin and quick to cry.  I was teased and generally disregarded by kids who needed to feel bigger than they were.  Though I appeared weak outside of my house, and paid for that, I was a bully too.  I took it out on my two sisters.  We laugh, sometimes to tears, … Continue reading B is for…


Today was stressful.  I worked hard, swam through a sea of scary stuff, owned all of my sloppy human joe reactions, and then I taught a BIG yoga class of k-4th graders.  In that class, I tried something new, and solved a problem I’ve been ticking on.  Shanti ninja skills to the rescue!  Gave today a … Continue reading Contraband

le fromage

Digestive processes.  Yeah, let’s go there.  So really, I could have called my blog “The fart opens.”  In fact, if you talk to any one person from my life, he or she would be able to tell you at least 3 weird eating habits I have, 3 digestive problems I have, and a litany of ever … Continue reading le fromage


Taking care of people is most of my story, and so making friends with powerlessness is a lot of it, too.  We are soft creatures, and we all get hurt.  We can’t erase another’s pain.  We can barely manage our own. Sometimes there is nowhere to put the pain, so the cells go to work holding too much … Continue reading Skin


In 2016 I will eat more vegetables, drink more water, and exercise more.  I will eat fewer chocolate-covered gluten-free pretzels.  I will rest more, aim for a 9:30 bedtime, and read for enjoyment.  I will be mindful to appreciate my children, my husband, and my home.  I will swear less (at my children, my husband, … Continue reading Shananana