It takes courage to express myself in writing. It takes even more courage to share my paintings. It takes yet even further courage to express myself when I am vulnerable or weak. Therefore, this post is a great act of courage for me. On these bitterly cold days of Winter, I usually face the darkest […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ll call her Maude. Maude called me on a busy weekday in November, simply leaving a message explaining that she would like an appointment. I quickly called her back and we chatted. She explained that she was 86 and wanted exercise. When I asked her who had referred her, she couldn’t remember. I still don’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.” -Charles Bukowski We all have our own style, our own flare, our own individual taste. We all march to the beat of our own drum…but, some of us run. Some of us hop. Some of us dance and some of us hobble. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
All the scienc-y/fitness-y people are finally confirming what I already knew: Music is a fantastic and effective fitness enhancement. One of the questions that I always ask a new or potential client is “What kinds of music do you like? What kinds do you hate?” I ask because I have noticed that when a client hears […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s been a while since I made a playlist of suggested songs. I openly admit that I am a total music junkie and nerd (see reference pic of a square with headphones…). I am not a snob, either, for I will listen to the classics and Top 40 without shame. After all, today’s members of “One […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
To quote the famous song: “It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy…” In my house, livin’ easy is not the reality. However, our livin’ is more pronounced and spiritual. It is more solitary and less scheduled. The piles of novels on my end table have replaced mounds of school worksheets and permission slips. The ‘get up and go’ morning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sometimes, I’m humorous. Sometimes, I’m poetic. Sometimes, I am just the best I can be… When I agreed to run a half marathon, I knew that only one race would actually inspire me to keep running. That race is the Dexter-Ann Arbor half marathon. For 40 years, this race has continued on as a tradition […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Believe it or not, a short interview with Richard Simmons made my day. I know, right? I was sitting on my couch, surfing E! News and waiting for Sex and the City reruns to start. I admit a lifelong addiction to SATC…anywho….As I absent-mindedly ate my sandwich and zoned in a post-workout haze, my ears and eyes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It has been a few months since my last geeky declaration of music love! Here are my fab picks for the past few months! I use these for not only my workouts, but as background music for my sessions! Warm up: ‘Till I Collapse’ by Eminem. If you are offended by swearing, you may feel […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Fit Mommy Note: John contacted me and sent me this informative blog about hearing loss. Over the last few months he has been researching and writing about hearing loss (children/family health, hearing loss, aging, etc) and then decided to begin blogging about these topics. He is very passionate about these issues, and since this past May […]Continue Reading... No Comments.