Crystal Grenier

You are the home you seek

As the year comes to a close, (thank the good Lord), I wanted to end on a feel-good note and really hone in on the Christmas spirit of finding what brings us joy. We have certainly endured so much sadness and negativity, along with having to alter our holiday gatherings that the search for contentedness […]

Oh, my heart 💔

In June, before our visit to Idaho, my mom had shared her reoccurring chest pain radiating on her right side, down her arm and into her back. Frequent bouts of this pain had been plaguing her for over 2 weeks, lasting for 20 minutes or so, coming and going, causing her to lose sleep, and […]

What has challenged me and how do I use it?

Super Yoga Girl I have always had a passion to try a new sport or activity; cook a different recipe for dinner; and seek continued knowledge through educational outlets. The fruition of my actions includes physical and mental endorphins that kick in to learn a new exercise format to share with myself and others; earning […]

“I need to do yoga.”

“I should be doing yoga.”“I am not flexible enough.”“I am too nervous to try it.”These statements flow from many mouths of golden girls and guys who want to start a yoga practice but truly don’t know where or how to start. As we climb the aging mountain and begin to peak at the highest age […]

The wheels in our body go round and round …

We all hold seven energy centers in our bodies called “chakras” which run the length of the spine starting from the base of our tailbone to the crown of our head. You can’t see these energy centers, but you can feel them. Scientifically, our bodies hold many vibrations, our cells are moving, everything inside of […]

Just Breathe …

“Just Breath. No matter what happens, we can handle it, and we will be okay.” Lori Deschene Inhale 1 2 3 4 … Exhale 1 2 3 4. We must take deep breathes every so often in order to keep our sanity as we endure the social impact of the Coronavirus. As I write this, […]

I Like to Move IT Move IT

As I break out in dance, my memory and body know exactly what to do! I hear the lyrics in my head, sing out loud, and I “move it” letting my body lead the way. For me, this mind body connection through music and dance, provides an endorphin rush that makes me smile and brings […]

“Calgon, Take Me Away”

Remember this 1980’s commercial … Calgon foam bath – Lose yourself in luxury. Behind closed bathroom doors, millions of women would soak in Calgon bubbles to escape the kids, the dog, the husband, the job, and the STRESS of everyday life!  Fast forward 40 years. We can now leave the tub, and the house, and […]

Wake UP and smell the coffee

OK, now that you have poured your cup of Joe or whatever your favorite morning beverage is, please take this moment to read and understand where I am coming from on sharing the importance of exercise, in particular, yoga after you have been diagnosed with cancer, have gone through surgery (if you have), and during […]

Walking the Straight Line ____

In the thick of week four after hip replacement, I am so thankful to be able to walk pain and limp free. I am back at my part-time desk job, instructing classes (from the sidelines), and personal training clients. I look forward to getting the go ahead in a couple more weeks to start weight […]