Yoga and Ski Retreats

Yoga Ski RetreatWow, can it be that the holidays are already here? We’ve finally been getting some snow here in Colorado which always makes Christmas feel that much more special. But the white stuff has put just one thing on my mind: skiing! It’s the reason I moved to Colorado 15 years ago, and it still puts a smile on my face all these years later. As does yoga!

Finding a retreat that combines time on the hill with time on the mat would be a dream! So as I bid adieu to you until January 1 (with a special surprise or two!), and set off to enjoy my time away from work and with the family, I am happy to welcome Matt Candelaria, a friend of mine from Gaiam TV, with this guest post. 

Happy holidays, my friends! I hope you all get a little yoga as well as a little skiing or other outdoor playtime over the holiday break! xoxo Continue reading

Why Not to Multi-Task

According to a 2011 study by Careerbuilder,  nearly half of employers (45 percent) think workers at their organization are currently burned out on their jobs. Although this was a survey of employers specifically, the word “job” easily extends beyond the office to include parents and bloggers. After all, those are full-time positions for many, part-time for others. And what about those of us who are juggling all three?

Sound familiar? Continue reading

Yoga and Your Emotions: Relish in the Release

First of all, let me apologize for the lack of posts here lately. Quite frankly, I’ve been a bit burned out. It happens to the best of us, no matter how well we try to navigate this journey called (The Soulicious) Life. I think mine stemmed in part from SoulDaddy being on the road and in the air quite a bit over the past few weeks which translated into lots of single momma time for me.

But I’m also burned out on PT (gee – after only 4 months!) and juggling a myriad of bids and contractors for a variety of large landscape projects, including a new fence, sprinkler re-design, and patio. Oh, and I still have that day job thing too.

So, finally, finally, finally, I made it back to yoga class this week, and got much more than I expected. Continue reading

Power of the Morning Sun

I knew it would be tough, but this recovery thing is a looooong road! I am often frustrated that I can’t do as much as I used to, even simple things like walking the dogs any great distance or trekking to a lunch meeting across downtown.

Seriously folks, I am a girl who does not often slow down, so this is an ongoing lesson in patience. And frankly, I wish to hell it was over. But though I am sore by the time I crawl into bed at night, I remind myself that I’m slowly able to walk a bit further every week.

With that in mind, I’m trying to start every day on a positive note. The focus of my PT these days is strength and stretching, which makes me very happy, and the sun salutation accomplishes both of these goals. It is my favorite way to start the day, and never more so than now.  Continue reading

Hard on the Body, Good for the Soul

I got a call this week from the surgery scheduler at The Steadman Clinic in Vail. It was followed by an email from the rehabilitation specialist who attached an eight (eight!) page document outlining my pre- and post-surgical PT approach.

This can only mean one thing: ten months of waiting for Dr. Philippon is nearly over. Hip surgery is lingering, staring me down from its place on my calendar just five weeks away. Continue reading