The two things I’ve wanted to be most in my life (besides the brief period in my childhood when I wanted to be a zebra) are a teacher and a writer. Good thing I started this blog. I’m an arts educator from the Greater Boston area. I believe strongly in the power that a good education has to transform young lives.
In July 2013 I completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA. Yep, that’s right, I am a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher! I am looking forward to finding my voice as a yoga teacher and weaving yoga even more deeply into everything I do. Let the transformation begin!
Why this blog? When I’m not teaching I spend most of my time writing, drinking wine, participating in community theater, breathing deeply in half pigeon pose and trying to find the perfect pair of funky, comfortable shoes. (Not all at once, I’m not that flexible.) And I want to share it all with you, gentle reader!
I’ve been dabbling with vegetarianism periodically since I was in middle school. I’ve recently come back to a plant based diet and I feel more vibrant and healthy than I ever have. Although a (mostly) whole food diet (with a lot of beer and chocolate thrown in there!) is what works for me, you won’t find any food snobbery here. I live with (and love!) an avid bacon lover. We coexist in tasty, tasty harmony.
Health and wellness is one of my passions. I may be the world’s biggest klutz, but I’m still an exercise junkie. I love setting a goal and working toward it. I’ve been running 5 and 10Ks for a while now and I’m hoping to work my way up to a half marathon someday. However, my real movement passion is yoga. I’ve been struggling with chronic pain for most of my adult life. Yoga has helped me find more physical and emotional balance. My yoga practice, however clumsy it may be, has allowed me to finally start appreciating my body for all of the awesome things it can do instead of getting hung up on my imperfections. I’ve recently started throwing some meditation in there too. Although I’m a total novice at it, meditation is totally awesome.
When I’m not busy teaching or getting my om on I’m trying to write a play, finish a novel, and do more theater. If anybody has any ideas on how to fit all that into my life while continuing to eat, sleep, stay in a relationship with Mr. Apple and maintain a basic level of body hygiene, please let me know.
What will you find here? In addition to my musings on teaching you’ll find thoughts on the creative process, recipes from my vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) test kitchen, style experiments, and updates on my journey to find my zen. It’s all about those little, “apples a day” that we give ourselves each day to make our lives more sane, joyful and manageable. It’s the small stuff, right?