The Fog

The city we live in gets notoriously heavy early morning fog. This is always true in the Spring and the Fall. I don’t know if it is the presence of the Rhine/Rhone Canal that is just a hop skip and a jump from our front door, or if it is our proximity to the RhineContinue reading “The Fog”

Good Posture Starts in the Mind

The Philosopher Princess is on the warpath this morning, friends, so take your precautions, please. There may or may not be some bad words and strange ideas to follow. Gird your loins. One of my 22 in 22, that is, my New Years Resolutions, is that I want to improve my posture. I told theContinue reading “Good Posture Starts in the Mind”

22 in 22: Slouchery, Tracking and Mindfulness

The next three goals on my list of 22 in 22 are: #16 Improve my posture More than twenty years ago, I took an adult ballet class. I remember very very clearly thinking, about our instructor, “That woman is so beautiful.” There is nothing that makes a girl feel more like a clod than aContinue reading “22 in 22: Slouchery, Tracking and Mindfulness”

The Ideal Life Round-Up: Body Positivity and Health

The Ideal Life Theme of Body Positivity and Health is one I previously discussed in an article back in June, but to recap, here are some of the statements that define how I imagine my Ideal Life. In my Ideal Life, I am a person who: trusts my body loves my body, no matter whatContinue reading “The Ideal Life Round-Up: Body Positivity and Health”

Goal Collector

This is the time of year when I generally start thinking about what I want the next year to look like. You may have noticed that I am more than just a “New Years Resolution” kinda gal, seeing as how I am in my forty-eighth week of my 2021 challenge to buy no clothes. IContinue reading “Goal Collector”

The Zen of Heartburn

What if, when you bought something that you didn’t need, you got heartburn? Like, that awful feeling of having a pill stuck in your throat that happens after you eat that thing that you shouldn’t have eaten. Or too many of those cookies. Or too much of anything. The joys of indigestion I have madeContinue reading “The Zen of Heartburn”

The building block of woman’s health

I have messed around with creating a kind of subjective “how I am feeling in my body” scale, with elements like, flexibility, energy, stamina or how clear is my skin? This kind of measurement scale is not something I can ever stick to over the long haul, but it can be effective as a pushContinue reading “The building block of woman’s health”

Measuring the building blocks of health

As with just about anything I have learned regarding contentment, part of the mental trick of living a contented life is being able to enjoy the benefits of the future in the present. This is not always easy to do. But making steady progress towards my goals and celebrating that progress is, by far, theContinue reading “Measuring the building blocks of health”

Body Positivity and Health

As you know, I am slightly obsessed with all things circus. Not the elephants and tigers kind of circus. I am talking about the physical artistry of the acrobats, strongmen and daredevils. I myself am neither. But I am parent to two little boys who are everything I am not: one who is both aContinue reading “Body Positivity and Health”

Nobody is watching

Engineering my summer, project one: Mental Health I’ve gone back and forth about wanting to write this but I am going to go ahead and do it anyway. It’s going to probably cast me a in a bit of a bad light, but you know what? I probably deserve it. I have always been aContinue reading “Nobody is watching”