What is wisdom?

By chance, this question came up for me twice in one day, on the same day that I listened to an Inquiring Minds podcast episode about how language shapes thought. What is wisdom to you? And how does your language influence that understanding? The Oxford English Dictionary defines wisdom as “The quality of having experience, … Continue reading What is wisdom?

Yoga — For the Ladies

I am a huge fan of Yoga Today. If you are wanting to try at-home yoga classes, they offer a free hour-long class every week on their website and a long list of short/light classes on their Yoga Today YouTube channel. (There are some really good just-getting-started classes there if you’re new or newly returning to yoga.)

Yoga Today has been a lifesaver for me, ever since I left my totally kickass Iyengar instructor in San Diego and have been too chicken to try out a German yoga class. My hips and hamstrings are tighter than ever, though. I always struggle with postures that require open hamstrings. I had a breakthrough back in San Diego when I learned to think about forward bends as coming from a tilt in the hips and not a reach from the lower back. Today I had another breakthrough when Neesha on Yoga Today talked about moving the hips in a forward bend just as if you were doing cow pose. Bam! I was no longer struggling to just stay upright.

Anyway, I got more than just that one insight from Neesha today. This is the part of today’s blog entry that’s more for the ladies. Men, if you’re curious you’re welcome to read on (isn’t that what the anonymity of the internet is for?) and if you have a partner with a uterus she may appreciate the info. But I’ll be talking to the women here: Continue reading “Yoga — For the Ladies”

New Habits

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. They never work. You get all excited for a few weeks about the big changes you’re going to make, and then the initial motivation wears down, you veer off track, and you only remember those resolutions when you’re getting ready to make new ones a year later. I … Continue reading New Habits