Yoga, My New Love

I discovered yoga during the pandemic when I was desperate for community -- and a year later, I love it even more. Exercising alone was boring In July 2020, Kendra, one of my YMCA teachers, invited me to a couple of outdoor exercise classes -- hip-hop dance and yoga. With the gyms closed due to... Continue Reading →

My Secret Garden

If you’ve known me for even a little while, you know that I love to garden. And while my friends get excited about their bumper crops of tomatoes, I get jazzed about flowers. Adjacent to my house in the back, I have a hillside garden that includes calendula, honeysuckle, and Grandma Hazel’s irises from Nebraska.... Continue Reading →

What do you do when there are no words?

I attended a celebration of life on Monday evening. Events like this make me feel inadequate, nervous, and curious about the afterlife. My daughters and I drove together to Bonney Lake. It was a warm, sunny afternoon, and traffic was terrible on 167. There had been an accident or maybe more than one, which made... Continue Reading →

Rescuing Katrin

Did you ever make a hard decision, knowing that it was the right thing to do? I think everyone has. My hard decision was adopting a huge unsocialized outdoor dog into my family home. My 13-year-old daughter, Macy, and I went to the barn where she boarded her horse in Hobart. It was a sunny... Continue Reading →

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