Sunday, February 28, 2010


Standing on line at whole foods I stopped, and heard dozens of scanners, carts rolling, cans falling, people chatting, anxious energy and eyes all around. We are constantly overstimulated.

Unfortunately, I've been dealing with shoulder issues for the past two weeks and while there are many reasons for my shoulder problems, it's quite obvious that the constant chaos of modern life sure doesn't help the situation either.

My biggest challenge is to take that intensity and stress OUT of my body, where it stores, and builds, until it effects my head and continues to rotate and destruct --particularly in my shoulders. Whether we are aware of it or not, our body reacts to this perfect pandemonium.
So I say RELEEAASSEEEEE. I try and feel it and see it and BE it. I know, it sounds cheesy but to me its real right now and true. When you're feeling anxious or overstimulated, or not, slowly say to yourself RELEEAAASSEEE with a big looonnng yummy exhale.

Have a smooth Sunday!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bad Coffee

I'm drinking a latte*, prepared by a coffee-mate espresso machine bought at a tag-sale, spring 2009, in Somerville, Massachusetts. While it was only a five dollar expense**, buying a 10 dollar italian stove top espresso maker would have probably been a better investment. And yet, I'm hooked on the strength of espresso - and a queen of procrastination. Why do we put up with bad coffee? It is the beginning*** of our day and should be filled with satisfaction, warmth, and depth. But being a student, lacking funds for a top of the line espresso machine, I'll just say fug it and tomorrow I'll go for a detox tea! Its better for you anyways!
This one happens to be my favorite:

Have a stupendous Saturday!

*Mug bought in the Adirondack's town of Long Lake at Hoss's Country Store- great store, great buy.
** This happens to be the exact one
*** Beginning is relative.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Blogging World

(Eagle Nebula taken by Hubble)

For some reason, I woke up this afternoon - woops - and decided it was time*. I was going to enter the blogging world. Not with the expectations that people would want to read it, but if anything, a push to start writing. Plus, the freedom we have to share ideas infinitely is, for lack of a better word, AMAZING (also somewhat horrifying)! And today, I'd like to be apart of that world. I can't promise I will want to tomorrow...

BUT! Here I am NOW!

I'm not sure if my blogging will have an organizational pattern or focus - suspiciously similar to my dear life. I will tell you that I student teach 2nd and 3rd grade, I love to cook, and play in a band called That Old Feelin'. I am also a new Yogi. So, you can bet your bottom dollar that posts will be about reflections and or revelations about those four aspects of my life!

Enough about me.

I'm going to start my first post with a strong suggestive gesture. Listen to Lissie:

The smokey voice, folky/pop guitar and chord progressions really do it for me. But most of all -- it's the freckles. Unfortunately it doesn't look like she's coming above the Mason-Dixon line anytime soon. So for now, I'll just have to be logical and do what everyone does in the year 2010, watch her on you-tube:

* Time is somewhat irrelative considering we're made up of stars - but you get the idea.