decision making

HAPPY with RUMi

I’ve been reflecting on the pieces of HAPPY that have made me feel finally full. If I guess, I’d say it was 2006 when I started collectingRUMi poetry. A friend gave me the poem, The Guest House, in 2003 when I was recovering my heart from a man who wasn’t supposed to keep it. Back […]

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a kind of power

Still mind, firm grip, clear intention. 
All part of the art. The abs and back lock. I curl the bar with steel plates collared on. One more. No, I can get two. I don’t care about callouses. I don’t even care about the difficulty of breathing. I care about the rep. The next rep. Clean. […]

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Feel It Till It’s Real

After eight years of training clients for weight-loss, strength, and muscle/joint rehab, I felt an urge to jump careers and pursue my childhood ambition. I played “school” in my bedroom on a daily basis in fourth grade. I covered my bed with name tags to show where my imaginary students sat. My mom taught second […]

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