Aging Gracefully

Aging in America is a Sh*t Show

If I’m honest, Desiree Rumbaugh and I probably should not have named our recent book, “Fearless After Fifty.” Everyone told us so. Not one person said, “By all means celebrate aging in America.” Not one person said, “Celebrate maturity in a way that makes it sound like an adventure worth taking, with romance, love, spirit,…

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My Conscious Uncoupling: Poses I’m Letting Go.

After two decades of daily practice and a lifelong love affair with yoga, I am announcing a conscious uncoupling from certain poses. There are no hard feelings. We will maintain a wholeness in our separation that will allow us to co-parent my body, mind and spirit. We will always have mutual respect for each other,…

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The Pressure to Teach Hard Poses  

There’s so much pressure on local teachers to fill their rooms, be authentic, and sell studio memberships, that it’s a wonder anyone can remember why they wanted to teach in the first place. The best advice we receive is you be you, and people will follow. As if. I am a somewhat cranky, older woman who…

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The Yoga Peak Pose – Choose Wisely

  Resolutions are good until they day they are not. I’ve had resolutions like that. Some years I promised myself I’d eat less sugar or eat more vegetables. And of course, I always vow to drink less…. next time. However, it hasn’t been that way with yoga. For years I’ve been picking a “peak pose”…

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Hello? Lululemon is Finally Answering Calls.

So at last Lululemon has decided to get into the conversation regarding the company’s very unflattering and unyogic behavior and I for one am glad to see it. Recently they participated in a panel discussion in New York during the Yoga Journal conference. In management’s own words, they have decided to “take control of the…

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Props are the Path to More.

I wasn’t always old. At some point (although I can’t remember when) I used to be young. Back then, I could stay out all night, ace a test in the morning, and go for a run in the afternoon. But these days I am lucky, thrilled even, to wake up and not feel a terrible…

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How to Deal with the Menopausal Woman in the Room.

Hint: It’s just like the stoner! (Editor’s Note: Please read this article with its companion piece, How To Deal With the Stoner in the Room) Everyone probably already thinks I am stoned because I live in Colorado and I often put the wrong foot forward in yoga. So I want to clear this up: I…

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