Yoga always there when I need it all these years!

When I was a teenager(which was many years ago, I won't say how many) I discovered yoga through an article in Glamour Magazine.  The article described the benefits of Yoga and shared the basic Sun salutations.  Even as a teen I was interested in discovering new ideas which made the exotic practice of yoga very appealing to a young girl from suburban Philadelphia.  I practiced my limited idea of yoga until going off to college for a even bigger adventure....more

Finding What You're Looking For

It's not often that you find what you're looking for. In fact, it may be that you're not even certain what it is that you've misplaced. The only thing you're certain of is that what ever it was it's now filled the missing piece in your heart. We all have something that makes us incomplete. We live our lives as we should, but if there is something more we could do or get it would make things so much easier. So we continue to live our life with as much enthusiasm that we have....more

The other side of the bucket list

I’m sure I’m not the first person to say this, but the problem with accomplishing a huge lifelong dream is that on the other side of that accomplishment is the realization that, for the time being, you no longer have a huge lifelong dream pulling you forward. It seems like the worst kind of first world problem to cry that all your dreams have come true and now you have to go through the process of creating new ones. Who could possibly feel sorry for that kind of lament?...more

It's a Wonderful Life

One thing I can honestly say about my life is that it's not boring and when it's on the verge of becoming mundane, something happens to spice it up whether I like it or not. I got a phone call from a woman a couple of days ago who is a secretary at my former employer and she is just finishing up the clean-out of her deceased parents' home. I agreed to see what was left, though the majority of it had already been sold or removed. She didn't want any money, just wanted me to take anything to relieve her of the burden of dumping it....more

Shattering Stereotypes

I told some people I was writing a book.  I told my partner, who claims I never talk.  But I told him and I felt stupid telling him.  For over twenty years we have co-habited, supported each other mentally and physically, and I felt stupid telling him this.  I expected him to say "and you gave up a $60,000 a year teaching job to write a book?  There are people unemployed who have been forced out of their jobs, who are facing foreclosure and vehicle repo and you gave your job up to write a book?  Are you crazy?  Can't you jus...more

Listen to your body...it's smarter than you think!

Do you know when to sit down, breathe and just listen to what your body is telling you? We tend to ignore signals it gives us to slow down! Check out my new post about my recent incident with ignoring what my body was telling me and how you can start making small changes in your life!Click me!...more

Who am I?

While writing the About Me section to my blog, Marilyn's Treats I started looking at other blogs to see what they shared. I have always been someone to bring a new aspect to what I jump into so I thought this article would be better.When I was a young child I loved to roller skate, play jump rope and ride my bike. I was also comfortable just walking up and down the sidewalk using my imagination to become a glamorous movie star, or a researcher that found the cure to cancer. Well you get the picture. I was known as the free spirit down the street....more

Making Friends as an Adult

Image Source : Valerie Everett FlickrI remember as a child going to the first day of class and feeling like I had been introduced to a whole new world. A fresh new lot of faces every year. More kids meant more friends to be made. As an adult, making friends has become much more challenging....more

Thursday Thought of the Day ~ Think Outside the Box, or Get Rid of the Box?

Thursday Thought of the Day ~ Think Outside the Box, or Get Rid of the Box?...more

The Story of How My Partner Resurrected a Frog

Spring is finally coming to the great Northeast and along with the sounds of birds, I am hearing the peeping of frogs in mating.  It reminds of  something that occurred several years ago.  We live close to a bike path and there is some wetland that surrounds the area as it is slightly less elevated than our "Goose Hill" neighborhood....more