From the Blog

On Aging

Aging is a terrifying and fascinating process. Personally, I didn’t start to notice my own age until I hit 30 or so (yes, I know 30 is not old – stay with me here). All of the sudden, there are lines on my face, cellulite on my thighs, and, as I discovered just yesterday, nose […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:23 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Chicken Soup for The Sick

One of the great things about my new situation in Vegas is my husband and I work for the same show. That means we have the same schedule (for the first time in years!) and we can carpool. It’s been wonderful so far. But last week I found out there’s a big drawback to working […]

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:54 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , , |

The View from OUTSIDE the Hoop

I haven’t written. I know I should have been writing, but I didn’t. I haven’t known what to say. If I’m not hooping, how am I supposed to write a newsletter about hooping? If I’m not exercising, how can I write about living a healthy lifestyle? All of these thoughts and more have been tumbling […]

Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2014 6:43 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , , |

How to Make Change

Last week, we talked about how to identify the source of our need for change.  This week, let’s talk about the hardest part: actually changing our lives for the better! Obviously, we need to spend some time planning for a major change.  We want to consider every factor, from financial to emotional, and be honest […]

Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2014 19:10 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , , , |

Change – Identifying our Blind Spots

Continuing our series on Change Two posts ago, I wrote about our tendency when we are feeling stuck in our lives to make a small, temporary change instead of facing the bigger issue.  This week, let’s talk about what makes us feel stuck.

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 18:32 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , |

The Interim Post

  So: I didn’t really want to point this out, but it’s been awhile since I posted; over two months.  I want to thank those of you who wrote asking me when I would be writing again; it means a lot to me that you actually read these things!  It has been an amazing, difficult, […]

Posted on Monday, April 21, 2014 18:03 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Craving Change?

I’ve been thinking about feeling stuck lately.  We all have those moments when we’re waiting on something to change.  Maybe we aren’t ready to make the change, or someone else isn’t ready, but either way, we have great ways to cope: we buy something nice for ourselves, maybe we get a tattoo, or we take […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 14:20 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , , |

Meditation: EEK! or OM?

I SUCK at meditation.  Seriously.  I always have.  My brain just doesn’t work that way.  When I close my eyes, it’s either to sleep or to plan better, not to find peace.  And even when I TRY to meditate, it usually doesn’t work out so well.  That has actually been a benefit to hooping for […]

Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 16:40 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , , , |

VIDEO WEEK!

I had a morning off in Phoenix, and it was so gosh-darn gorgeous I HAD to hoop! 3.5 Minutes of Fun

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 22:39 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , , , , |

Life is Hard; Make it GOOD!

Recently I read this article, filed by Meredith Melnick. Wary of the pro-city-life articles that treat the topic with the assumption that *everyone* should live in a big city, I approached this one with some trepidation.  I was pleasantly surprised that Ms Melnick’s article took a different tone: instead of leaning heavily on the city-is-automatically-better […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 15:32 | Posted in blog, Colleen, news, The View From Inside the Hoop Tagged , , , , , , |