Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Why I shop online

Do you have a rewards card?
Would you like to sign up for one?
Do you have a fill-in the-blank store credit card?
Would you like to save 15% by signing up for one?
Care to donate a book to the local reading partnership?
Round up your change to the nearest dollar for fill-in-the-blank charity?
Just this time? Or always?
Do you need any socks or camis today?
May I have your email address?
Did you find everything you were looking for?
What is your zip code?
Would you like a bag?
Paper or plastic?


Photo by Massimo Regonati

Friday, June 6, 2014

mini power yoga for lazy asses

Sometimes things happen in life, phases, if you will, where nothing can motivate you to get off your butt and exercise. Even if you've always done it. Even if you know it will make you feel and sleep and look better. I've recently begun to work my way out of a year of such sloth. How did I do it? Why, with mini power yoga for lazy asses, of course.

Here's how it goes:

  • Use the timer or stopwatch on your phone or device
  • Maybe get out a yoga mat if you have one, but it's not critical
  • Do 3-5 poses for one minute each. You pick 'em

I started with downward dog, a seated twist (each side one minute) and pigeon (each leg one minute) for a total of five minutes.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Nicholas A. Tonelli

You'd be surprised at how those five minutes several times a week will grow into something more and better.