Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

  Insomnia: The Night Prowler There was a time when I slept the sleep of the innocent. That was in the dim distant past. Menopause first threw a spanner in the machine, with its 3-4am wake-ups. Once I was wide awake, too bad, that was it for the night. Man-o-pause...
Old is the New New

Old is the New New

I’m a competitive person. I don’t mean to be. I don’t really want to be. But despite having taught yoga for many years, there it is: I’m still competitive.  A little of this personality quirk leaked out into the class the other day when I was...
The Whole World in Our Hands

The Whole World in Our Hands

When I was growing up in Chicago in the 1950’s, there was a popular song called ‘He’s Got the Whole World in Hands’. Back then as a little girl, it was comforting to know that Someone was taking care of everything, even though it seemed to me...
Make Every Day Count

Make Every Day Count

I came across a great post on The Elephant Journal entitled: “Exercise & Opportunity: Why You Should Throw Away Your Bucket List & Stop Wasting Your Life” by Jennifer S. White. The author reminded me of two things that people of a certain age like...
Something Lost, Something Found

Something Lost, Something Found

ilovefunnypics.com via pinterest Years ago I saw a movie called “Something’s Got to Give”, starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton as seniors who were experiencing a bumpy road in dealing with the process of ageing. One of the sight gags that ran...
Life Time

Life Time

Time is such a fascinating, elastic thing. We humans can think ourselves into the past, and project ourselves into the future, but have a devil of a time staying put in the present. Meditate for just ten minutes and watch the handsprings your mind does. Ageing has...
Important Yoga Practice No. 3: Surrender

Important Yoga Practice No. 3: Surrender

  Some time long ago, I heard or read that the purpose of yoga was to learn to surrender. I tried on that definition on for a while. The concept of surrender sounds good on paper, but I found the practice of it difficult, especially in relationship, the very...
Not Bad for Your Age….

Not Bad for Your Age….

I found myself saying the above cliche to my husband this evening…. I can’t even remember the context. I shouldn’t have said it. I hate the phrase and all the other quasi compliments and expressions relating to age that are bandied about. Have you...