I am a freelance writer, yoga teacher, and stay-at-home mom to two young boys. Currently, I live on Camp Lejeune Marine Base where I also teach yoga. My essays have appeared in the San Diego Reader, Runner’s World and various coffee table books.
I have a BS degree in Biology from Cornell University and a minor in English Literature. Before my children were born, I worked for almost a decade as a copywriter and scientific writer both in-house and for advertising agencies.
Now, I am more likely to be found with a pail and shovel on the beach, on the trail following two aspiring, young mountain bikers, or more likely, picking up Legos at home. My favorite quote about motherhood comes from Lindsey Mead Russell who writes that “motherhood is both enormous and tiny.” It is like quicksilver, transforming from minute to minute. More than any other experience in my life, motherhood has taught me about the incandescence of moments, the importance of kindness, and how to be still.
Pam! this blog makes me miss you so much!! Let’s catch up soon. Life’s busy, but I really want to catch up. Miss you, Karen
Okay. And now I’ve realized that we met…Nan Tolbert Center? A couple of park dates? Before my life fell apart and you left. Small world.
I am curious how you came to name the chiropractor in your story with my last name, Skopp. It is an unusual name, mine. I know of only a few hundred people in the world with it, and most are either related to me, but some are not. I can explain why those who are, are, and those who are not, not, if you are interested. I have just published my first (and last, given my health and age) novel: Shadows Walking If you are inclined, check out my website, http://www.shadowswalking.com Thank you. Douglas Skopp
I found your blog via Katrina’s blog. She and I did our teacher training together at Kripalu in March. Ahh, reading your blog resonated so with me. Yes, the wrinkles on the knees are there and I would surmise mine are quite deeper than yours as you have two young children, and yes, the voice on the tape recorder made your cringe….but may I send you this: YOU DID IT. You made the tape, you showed up on the mat and did the tape, cringing and all, wrinkles and all…embrace that blessing. Atha Yoga Nushasanam: Now the Inquiry of Yoga….that is all you need to do. Be here now…with all the stuff in your box…who said there is anything wrong with all the stuff in your box…embrace it all. Keep going…I have to say it may not get easier but it gets more and more interesting and enthralling and intriguing…..Tada Drastuh svarupe vasthanm: Then consciousness abides in its true nature and the true self is revealed….what ever that is. Namaste, Susan
Hello . It’s nice to meet you… Pam? Is it? I was searching for a way to email you but cant seem to find it. I wanted to thank you….. for your comments on my sort of blog.
I would have a gushier thank you if I wasn’t leaving it out in the open : ) for everyone to know what a sap I am.
Your reaching out, taking the time to read, and comments will always hold a place with me. Perhaps I was like an alcoholic starting to drink again…..I was not doing it, not writing. Just a couple of weeks before, I was doing it, knowing it was good for me and I just sort of stopped, grabbed back by my life. And for some reason, I revisited yesterday and your comments reigned me in.
And, on top of that, now I have found another blog to stalk. I hope we get to know each other better.
Thank you, thank you for your encouragement.
wow, what injury did you have?
Pamela, I love your blog! So fun to read about you and your kids. Will talk to you soon. — Kimberly (from yoga teacher training!)
Hey Pam! As you know, I have been reading your blog and I think highly of it. I find the ideals behind it inspiring and uplifting and worthy of an award that symbolizes these ideals. I have nominated you for the Liebster blog award given to blogs with less than 200 followers who deserve a little more recognition (although I have no idea if you have less than 200 followers, and people are mad if you don’t! 😉 ).
There are a few simple rules that go along with the award: they are as follows as passed down to me.
1.Give a shout out to the blogger who nominated you by linking back to their blog.
2. Nominate 5 other blogs that have less than 200 followers.
3. Spread the good blog karma.
Lastly, don’t forget to add the Liebster blog award image to your post.
here is your nomination: http://ayearoflivingwisely.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/day-255-abundance/
You have no idea how nice it is to find someone who’s also a yoga teacher AND military wife. The combination is interesting to say the least, and since moving onto the Fort Hood military base, I’m finding it extremely difficult to find students – or even friends! However, you give me hope. So thank you 🙂 Sending love & light your way.
I got your name from Heather Neuffer in San Diego, a very good friend of mine (she married my best friend Barry).
I am looking for a writer for my book and she said you may be able to help.
Please email me at: email@example.com
and let me know if you are interested and I can give you all the details, or we can chat on Skype.
all the best,
I have just recently discovered your blog, actually through my mom. I have seriously enjoyed reading it, you write extremely authentically. I know you are probably busy but I have a few questions for you that would make me love to connect with you through facebook or e-mail, my email is elaynaalexandra at me dot com drop me a line if you are open to connecting.