Entries by crwpadmin

Handling the big stuff

In the morning when I come downstairs I let our cats, Wednesday and Berty, out of their room as I get ready to feed them. Rather than risk chronic back and shoulder problems (something I struggled with after letting Poupon sleep in our bed), we’re doing things differently this time. Knowing good sleep is far […]

Are you here?

After more than a year of meditating every day, I’m still amazed at how often I’m somewhere else rather than where I am at any given moment. This morning, while chopping Brussel sprouts, I visited London, had a one-sided disagreement with a former colleague, made a mental list of chores that needed to be done […]

Time to tickle your funny bone

Early this year, when my husband Michael published a new book, Postcards From the Cosmic Club of Everlasting Souls (a memoir about love, loss and the afterlife), I suggested he start an Instagram account. Not one for being in the public eye, he prefers to create art that makes people laugh and think (usually in […]

Don’t let your thoughts disturb you

I have a small chalkboard hanging on a wall in my kitchen with the words, “Calm Inner State,” printed in bold, decorative letters thanks to Michael who has a gift for making words look like art. He doesn’t know it, but every time I walk by that sign I smile and silently thank him for […]

The little voice inside

My friend Melissa reminded me that the Perseid meteor shower peaks this week on August 12th and 13th in the northern hemisphere so I thought I’d share a blog I wrote a few years back about watching the night sky. If you’d like to see the show, look toward the Perseus constellation. I use an app called Sky […]

Feed yourself well

She was encouraging and optimistic during our first meeting. Not at all what I expected knowing that Alia, my new nutrition coach, had reviewed a week’s worth of my food diary in preparation for our first session. “You’re a pretty healthy eater,” Alia explained as she reviewed my log. “You should feel good about that.” Alia […]

Meet your inner saboteurs

After more than a year of waiting and wondering, we’re launching registration for our next Self Care by the Sea retreat this week once we’ve notified those on the waitlist first. After all we’ve been through (and are still going through), I look forward to gathering together to talk about a whole new level of self-care, post-pandemic. If there’s […]

The twists and turns of growth and change

I stepped off the scale and stared at the lever pointing to the numbers reflecting my new weight. How long have I dreamt about this moment, I thought to myself? Months? Years? What made me stop wasting time on diets that ignored the truth of what was needed to finally feel at peace in my […]

Grace under pressure

Last week I shared my success with losing weight and improving my health and several people emailed to ask for more details that might be helpful. There’s so much to say that goes far beyond losing weight and I intend to share some of what I’ve learned in this blog over the next few weeks. […]

When hard work works

This week I celebrated a milestone. In February, after enlisting the part of me that loves a good challenge, I decided to use what I learned from swimming in cold water to take on a new goal: Emerge from the pandemic in better health then when I went into lockdown. I lined up the right […]