mindfulness

  • Hello – I am back and ready to live!

    I haven’t posted since last fall and a lot has happened in this sixties journey. My last post was about Ayurveda and how I embraced it. Well… I admit to falling off that wagon, but now am renewing my efforts to commit. It is so easy to be lazy and not do the things you…

  • Living Ayurveda!

    This past weekend I participated in an Ayurveda workshop that was life changing. It was a small gathering at the home of the host/instructor and was co-facilitated by one of my yoga mentors. I went just wanting to learn about Ayurvedic healing and how it fits into my yogic lifestyle and left with an entirely…

  • Certified Yoga Teacher – 3 Week Update!

    My last blog was about almost being at the end of my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training… and now I am done! I also completed a 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher training. My life is now somewhat back to normal. The eight weeks spent training were definitely challenging and very rewarding. Now I just need…

  • Riding the Wave – My Last Week of Yoga Teacher Training!

    I can’t believe I have made it this far and am AMAZED how good I feel today. The process has been up and down, almost like riding a wave and there have been moments when I felt like I was drowning. Last week was the low point when I was tired, unhappy with myself, my…

  • Done! Week 5 of Yoga Teacher Training, 6/29/2020

    I thrilled to be three quarters of the way through the training and am feeling strongly that it was a very, very good decision. This past weekend because we had anatomy class in the afternoon and the instructor packed so much into the morning practice and teaching, that I was exhausted by the time we…

  • Yoga Teacher Training in Your Sixties

    It has been a long time since I last posted, I have been busy and I must admit I have also been a bit of a procrastinator. Since I last posted, I decided to tackle a seven week, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. I have a very strong yoga and meditation practice so it seemed…

  • May 3, 2020 – Perspectives

    This morning before going to my yoga practice, I made sure to do my course on Buddhist studies. Today’s topic was the Five Hinderances which can waylay you from going deeper into your yogic practices. They are: attachment (sensory desire), ill will (not being nice to others and yourself), slothfulness (laziness and avoidance), restlessness (lack…

  • 2020 So Far…

    What a crazy start to the year. On January 6th my mother fell and ended up in the hospital. At 90, a fall can really take its toll, so she was in the hospital for 3 weeks, then rehab for almost 4 weeks, and then moved to assisted living. It was a hard time and…

  • Stranger Walk – Reminiscent of Stranger Things

    I walk for a few miles most mornings, usually on the same trail the same time of day. When I walk, the people I meet are friendly, they smile, wave, say “good morning” and at least look you in the eye. This morning I was greeted with what felt like a scene from “The Walking…

  • My Mom – 90 and Still Fabulous!

    My mother turned 90 years old today and she is amazing. She still lives on her own, in fact her boyfriend of 86 is staying with her to celebrate. She does amazingly well, even though she no longer drives and is hard of hearing. When I stopped to wish her a happy birthday, she was…