Rx for Age-related Grumpiness: Meditation!

Rx for Age-related Grumpiness: Meditation!

I’m going to throw a theory out there and see what happens. My theory is that as people age they exhibit more grumpiness and dissatisfaction. Remember the television series Grumpy Old Men, which featured some well-known men discussing modern-day stuff that...
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...
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 place...
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...