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I’m not a personal trainer, but I ...

I’m not a personal trainer, but I play one in my marriage

Help a stuck wife out. How do you make your spouse care as much about maintaining a healthy body as you care about your own? To be honest, I might think about the health of my loved ones way more than necessary. I am particularly health-centric as I’ve had some serious trials and tribulations with my body. So as not to get lost in the topsy-turvy world of medical advice, insurance,...

Sick day Rx: Sleep, Sip, Surf

Sick day Rx: Sleep, Sip, Surf

Sick as a dog. Can’t think straight. Between naps, drinking so much tea that I’ve worn a path to the bathroom, and watching copious amounts of TV, I’m checking out what’s new online.  I’m a food blog junkie and after reading the Diner’s Journal at the New York Times, I made my way over to Tara Parker-Pope’s article about successful marriage. My...

Muchas gracias and congratulations

Muchas gracias and congratulations

First, thanks all for your very kind emails in response to my last post. The medical excitement in my life is an emotional roller coaster right now, but all the support is so helpful. Jim’s being a superstar. He’s been in so many doctors and hospital waiting rooms lately that he’s beginning to rate and critique them. Maybe he should start a new section on Yelp.com. A...

Impromptu date! Sort of.

Impromptu date! Sort of.

The romance is not dead, people! As our seventh anniversary draws closer, Jim and I have been trying to keep things spicy by doing new and different things. And I’m not talking rated-x stuff (I’ll save that for another post). We’re going to new places, seeing new sites, and infusing as much of our time together with affection, joy and energy. Even when it comes to our mundane...

I’m not a polygamist, but…

I’m not a polygamist, but…

There is a third member of my marriage. She’s been part of my household for the past 6 years. Her name is PAIN. I have a couple medical conditions that occasionally knock me on my butt and incapacitate me. As a yoga teacher, I tend to be able to stay on top of these issues. Every meal I eat, every activity I do, is usually completed with my chronic pain in mind. I unconsciously...

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