That Lovin’ Feeling

I couldn’t wait for my daughter to talk because I totally sucked at trying figure out what she needed before then. You’re hungry? No? Too warm? No? Feeling sick? My earth motherly instincts totally went into hiding.

Get Down On It

If I had to set up the board on “Family Feud” for the top 5 areas that I work on in a day, BNS (more affectionately known as Back, Neck and Shoulders) would be right up there at the top.

Just Let the Kids Dance

Recently, a Facebook friend reminded me of the movie, “Footloose.” Remember this gem? Chicago high school student, transplanted to a small Midwestern town, comes up against the town’s ban on music and dancing.

People Get Ready

It’s the beginning of December and before we fully jump into the fray of holiday insanity, I thought I’d take a moment to walk through a couple of ways you can take care of yourself throughout the month.

Old Habits, New Habits

Holidays like Thanksgiving stir up warm feelings around food and I’m lucky to be in a family that knows how to throw down at holidays. But, over the last year or so, I’ve had some pretty heavy taps on the shoulder, signaling that my body can no longer deal with my...
That Lovin’ Feeling

That Lovin’ Feeling

I couldn’t wait for my daughter to talk because I totally sucked at trying figure out what she needed before then. You’re hungry? No? Too warm? No? Feeling sick? My earth motherly instincts totally went into hiding.

Get Down On It

Get Down On It

If I had to set up the board on “Family Feud” for the top 5 areas that I work on in a day, BNS (more affectionately known as Back, Neck and Shoulders) would be right up there at the top.

Just Let the Kids Dance

Just Let the Kids Dance

Recently, a Facebook friend reminded me of the movie, “Footloose.” Remember this gem? Chicago high school student, transplanted to a small Midwestern town, comes up against the town’s ban on music and dancing.

People Get Ready

People Get Ready

It’s the beginning of December and before we fully jump into the fray of holiday insanity, I thought I’d take a moment to walk through a couple of ways you can take care of yourself throughout the month.

Old Habits, New Habits

Old Habits, New Habits

Holidays like Thanksgiving stir up warm feelings around food and I’m lucky to be in a family that knows how to throw down at holidays. But, over the last year or so, I’ve had some pretty heavy taps on the shoulder, signaling that my body can no longer deal with my...

A Thanksgiving Tale

A Thanksgiving Tale

As I mentioned in my bio, my parents were anxiously waiting for me to marry a nice Korean boy so that I could get cracking on the whole “continuing-the-legacy” thing.

Ode to Hot Yoga

Ode to Hot Yoga

Winter is coming and the toasty embrace of the studio beckons.
The outside chill evaporates before my mat hits the ground.
My sticky-bottomed towel has lost its grip but that’s okay,
Emerging sweat will help it hold me steady like mother’s hands.

Fall-ing In Love Again

Fall-ing In Love Again

Up until this summer, my 3-year-old daughter, Madeleine, was very happy to alternate between cruising around in a stroller and being carried by yours truly. So, when my husband, Christophe, suggested that it was time to take her for her first hike in late September, I...

Ain’t That a Crick in the Neck

Ain’t That a Crick in the Neck

As I lay on the table, face nestled firmly in the face rest, I thought about what I had just been shown: my shoulders and arms were pulled forward as if I were being dragged.

Welcome to The Chirpy Bird

Welcome to The Chirpy Bird

Are you looking for a shared laugh? A happy thought? A constructive use for a rolling pin other than baking? Then welcome to The Chirpy Bird, a space where I’d like to share my thoughts about wellness, happiness, and blissing out.