Real Talk Blog

  • Frayed, Not Torn
    The world, nature, human beings, do not move like machines. The edges are never clear-cut, but always frayed. Nature never draws a line without smudging it. – Winston Churchill   January 2021- We made it through 2020. A bit frayed, fried and perhaps worn for the wear, but we got to the end of the year. If you can believe it, ...
  • Why Shop Local?
    November 1, 2020 When we moved to Parkville from Dallas, we made two trips up. The first was to find out where in the city we wanted to live the second was to find a home. Think about some of the things that made you decide to move to the Parkville area.  Here is our story: We ...
  • Finding Joy
    October 2020 “Oftentimes when the world feels chaotic, we begin to feel as if it is somehow inappropriate to have joy. Have your joy. Joy is a form of radical self-care.” -Cleo Wade https://youtu.be/tXs4OI1FXeA If you have taken any classes with me at all this year, you know that I consider Cleo Wade’s Heart Talk book to be ...
  • Just BE!
    Thirteen years ago I went to Kripalu Yoga Center in, Massachusetts, to assist Anodea Judith with one of her workshops. I stayed after I completed my job and took another training of hers. The simplest way to explain the training was we were learning to work through the chakras to manifest our dreams. At the time, ...
  • You’re Stuck To Me Like Chewing Gum
    “Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.” -Unknown  The other day I was scrolling through Instagram and found a video of Oprah & Gayle getting ready to celebrate Gayle’s birthday. Oprah had flown in yellow flowers for the dinner table and Gayle was wearing a yellow dress. ...
  • Dear Perimenopause
    “There is nothing wrong with you.” -Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D, P.T. Most classes I teach I end with a daily quote from the book ‘A Year of Living Your Yoga’, written by one of my teachers. Partly I do this because I love the book, partly because it helps me stay connected to a teacher who ...
  • Suffering As Opportunity
    “The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” -Rumi This past year, we moved into a new era of our life, Empty Nesting.  Change often presents itself with many opportunities, including dancing ...
  • Cleanliness
    “ the purity of our essential being, a positive mind, one-pointedness, victory over the senses, and the qualification for having direct experience of our self.” -Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD  I often hear people tell others that one of the things they love about Robb & I is that we live the yogic lifestyle, to ...
  • Life’s Subjectivity
    “Yoga is a practice, not a philosophy. We step onto the mat to have the experience of the poses through the subjectivity of the body.” -Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT Do you ever have conversations with people you don’t really know, but the conversations is  so serendipitous that you just have to sit and really think ...
  • It’s Your Process
    I have this thing when I travel. It’s not a thing I particularly enjoy. I work myself into a complete tizzy, starting about 2 days before I leave. Every time I travel I think to myself “I won’t become a crazy person this time.” It’s not that I am disorganized, I am not. But, every ...