Category Archives: yoga

Rock Star

“Tracey, can you please talk to your mom?’ Oh God, what now? Mom had called an hour ago, and she was irrational and angry. She had hung up on me in disgust, unable to express the cause of her distress. … Continue reading

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The Warrior

Yoga helps keep me flexible and “sane.” I attend a Monday night class regularly. At this point in my life, I am able to practice at home on my own, but the energy generated by a roomful of “yoginis” is … Continue reading

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Delayed Reaction

Recently, I was hit by an emotional bus. It came out of nowhere and blind-sided me. In truth, it came out of ME. It had been buried, hidden, stomped down and denied. But after inviting it to resurrect two days … Continue reading

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Wait Until Morning

This is what I must remember: tonight’s panic will be forgotten tomorrow. That’s how this nasty business works. Lately, Mom’s sundowning behaviors have been more aggressive, leading the staff at the home to call me to see if I can … Continue reading

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