Solving Spring

Ah, spring in South Carolina–a time of sunshine and flowers, birdsong and bunny rabbits, pastel colors and jelly beans, the time of year you spend many a cold, gray dismal winter day dreaming about. Everyone loves spring,* and who can blame us? But there’s something that’s always bothered me about the promise versus the reality … More Solving Spring

The Yoga Apologist, or How to Conquer the Raw, Rough-around-the-Edges Days

I tend to think of myself as an easygoing, carefree type of person. Do you know why I think that? It’s because, clearly, the version of myself that exists inside my head has never met my actual self. In reality, I am often anxious, self-critical, obsessively analytical. I am frequently tense without even being consciously aware … More The Yoga Apologist, or How to Conquer the Raw, Rough-around-the-Edges Days

The Good Patient

For the tenth time in as many months, a medical professional has deemed me a Good Patient. I’ve earned this title of honor–first and foremost–by having an unusual number of health problems for a person of my age. The typos in my genetic code, coupled with my accident-proneness and plain old-fashioned bad luck, make me … More The Good Patient