Be at peace with your own soul
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Be at peace with your own soul
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
What was the last game you purchased?
Toy or game? I think for a game it would have to be a Scooby Do puzzle. I am still searching for a Wii, that's the game I really need to find. ( by Christmas)
Name something in which you don’t believe.
I don't believe the dollar, the housing market or the American moral will recover during this administration.
If you could choose a celebrity to be your boss, who would you pick?
I really needed to think about this. I just would not want to leave what I do to be anybody's assistant, I don't care who they are. That said, I wouldn't mind working for Jane Goodall ( She's a celebrity in my profession) it would be fascinating work and working for her would mean I'd finished my doctorate!!!
What was a lesson you had to learn the hard way?
To listen to my instinct. When that feeling inside me tells me somethings is wrong or off heed the warning!
Describe your idea of the perfect relaxation room.
A comfortable place with lovely afternoon sunlight where I can read, meditate and do yoga.
Friday, November 30, 2007
It's been a non stop month. There has been so much change on the personal front its hard to get a grip on all of it. There's been so much to do at work I feel I'll never get a grip on it. I won't bore you with the details but a couple of highlights have been an addition to the family (hint, see above) and a new kitchen! I'm taking it all in one day at a time. On another happy front I spent a part of the thanksgiving break working through a sequence for teaching and ended with an incredibly great class! Work, life, mayhem, unexpected events all rolling in every day. Not a lot of time these days, but a lot happening!
Friday, November 16, 2007
What was your first “real” job?
In High School I worked in a restaurant. My first professional job was in New York city, very different, a loooong time ago.
Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
Depends, a walk in the woods, a yoga workshop, spending time doing something I love to do always gets the imagination flowing.
Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
I am caught unprepared and disorganized.
What values did your parents instill in you?
To always try even if you failed. The attempt is far more valuable than the outcome.
3 fads from your teenage years.
China flats, jeans made into skirts, different colored hair.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Well I've done it, I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowlings. I'm going to miss all these crazy kids from Hogwarts and their trials and tribulations. It was a good read and I found myself like many before, quite sad at times as it all seemed to be coming to an end too quickly. Over the years I've become fond of my Fall read into the world of Hogwarts. I seem to read the new Rowlings book in the change of seasons as the weather grows colder. Many a blistery Autumn night over the years I've snuggled deep in a new adventure with Harry and friends. The Deathly Hallows although immensely enjoyable was filled with endless battle scenes and many beloved characters dying with each new chapter. This was not a children's book unless you could categorize it under horror. The ending left the reader in no doubt that this was the last book Rowlings would ever write about Harry Potter.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies?
In the heat of the Summer, maybe a cold water. Sometimes a little bag of candy. On a dark cold winter day a latte with a little dark chocolate. Miss. S and the Man don't really munch our way through the movies too often.
What year did you start using the Internet?
Sometime around 1992-1993.
What is your first name in Pig Latin? (Here’s how to speak it if you don’t already know!)
I am picky about washing my hands, having others wash there's, using Kleenex when you need to and not getting near me when your sick. I really don't like getting sick because somebody was careless and spread their germs to me and everybody else because they knew they were the most important person on the planet and the world would just collapse if they didn't show up with their runny nose and horrible disposition and trudge through the workday!
Fill in the blanks: I ____ ____ yesterday and I ____ ____ today.
I took a hatha yoga class yesterday and I will take a vinyasa yoga class today.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
How much money do you plan to spend this upcoming holiday season?
This year is going to be huge with big family reunions so my pocket book will take a hit. These are my feelings about the upcoming season. I could have a tremendous unexpected expense where I could really incur debt, headache and stress, instead I have an exceptional holiday season blessed with lots of love ones. I am fortunate beyond measure
What was the last television show you watched, and was it good?
I saw a documentary on Edgar Casey, fascinating.
If you had to paint the walls of your living room tomorrow, what color would you choose?
I'd keep them as they are, mauve with Ivory trim. The art blends in nicely this way.
Name something clever or practical you have thought of that should be invented, but hasn’t yet.
Are you kidding me! How about snap my fingers and all my work is done. A quick blink of the eye and I'm out of commuter traffic. A nice little applause and money falls from trees. Clever no?
List 3 things you would like to receive as gifts this upcoming holiday season.
A facial at Stone Spa, a Coach bag big enough I can use it for work, a holiday in Montreal.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Grounding Thru The Sit Bones... some yoga thoughts, some yoga practice Brenda Plakans is a yoga practitioner who brings insight, recommendations and technique to other teachers and those practicing the art of yoga. Her words are always encouraging and skillful.
7. I dream all the time I just don't remember what I was dreaming by the time my feet touch the floor and slide into my slippers.
I had lots of pets. We always had dogs. Umber, Goldie and Tammy.
I have no idea, something that paid really well and gave residual checks.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why?
I would be a Springer Spaniel. Sweet, affectionate, playful, curious and sporty.
What does the color purple make you think of?
Approximately how long does it take you to get ready each morning?
It takes at least an hour in a half to prep for the day, walk the dog and maybe take a shower and put something respectable on before running out of the house.
How many cousins do you have, and are you close to them?
I really don't know maybe 10 or 12. I'll see many of my cousins over the holidays, I'm really looking forward to it. Although its not often I really enjoy visiting with my cousins they are all very very sweet.
Take your initials (first, middle, last) and come up with something else those letters could stand for. (Example: SFO = Sweet Funny Otter)
Sweet, Reliable, Oversubscribed
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
When was the last time you were surprised?
Earlier this week, a colleague I haven't seen in a number of years walked into a meeting. I was so happy to see her, it was completely unexpected.
Fill in the blanks: My eyes are ________, but I wish they were __________.
My eyes are blurry and fatigued a lot, but I wish they were clear and stronger.
If you were a Beanie Baby, what would you look like and what would your name be?
I would look and feel soft and cuddly and squeezable and my name would be Miss Snufalufagus.
Name two things you consistently do that you consider to be healthy habits.
I practice yoga on a regular basis and my dog and I take a walk in the woods every day.
What brand of toothpaste are you using these days? Do you like it? Why or why not?
I'm using Colgate right now. It's not my favorite I prefer the nature's gate products, its easier going on my gums and my teeth are cleaner the brand I'm using now.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
With few exceptions usually a 9. My Birthday is the one day of the year that is uniquely mine. I like to celebrate the fact I as born and I'm still here living and learning. I always plan something special, a yoga class in the morning, followed by a special activity and a nice dinner in the evening.
What is one word you don’t like the sound, spelling, or meaning of?
Do you wear sunglasses when you’re outside? If so, what does your current pair look like?
I should wear sunglasses. I would like to wear sunglasses, but I have lost every pair I have ever owned. I bought my last pair at DSW and wore them on my trip to Spain. I have no idea where they are.
If you were to write a book, to whom would you dedicate it?
It depends on the book, fiction or non fiction. I would probably dedicate the non fiction book to the person, object or activity that inspired it. A fiction piece .... well I don't know.
Name a beverage that you enjoy.
Its Autumn and my thought s are turning to warmer drinks. These days I'm really enjoying hot spicy Indian Chi tea.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
How are you today?
Tired, thankful its Friday. Ready for a slow weekend with walks in the woods yoga and time spent finishing a paper that's needs to get done!
Name 3 television shows you watch on a regular basis.
I used to watch Monk, the Closer and Hustle regularly but these days I don't watch much of anything.
What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced?
Some years ago coming back from a funeral up North I got caught in the worst snow blizzard I have ever experienced. I would have stopped to get off the road or even park the car by the side of the road but these weren't options. There was one lane and we all had to drive it or cause serious peril to ourselves and other motorist on the road. I was so thankful when I finally reached my home safe and sound.
If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be?
India on a yoga and meditation retreat.
What do you usually wear to sleep?
Now that the weather is beginning to turn I choose really comfy pj's and a soft night shirt when consulting my pillow.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday evening after a mountain of errands, obligations and a rather long workday I finally settled unto the mat. Destination: Kundalini yoga with Gurmukh. I'm tired and I wish I had a yoga nidra DVD or CD but it's this or vinyasa. I must say much to my surprise I had a good time. I am going to have to do this yoga DVD a couple more times but I really got a lot out of just one session. Gurmukh gives good directions and explains why, what your doing relates to the chalkra system which is the basis of this yoga. By the end I had worked up a good sweat and settled down for a nice savasana after one hour. she has a sweet dispostion and I felt encouraged to carry on although all I really wanted to do was sit in front of the television and veg out with a bag of chips. I slept like an angel Thursday night and woke up Friday without giving my alarm the usual sound beating it gets every morning.
Friday, September 21, 2007
What is your favorite type of art?
I love art in all its forms. Fine arts, theater arts, the art in sport, its all fantastic. I would have to say wandering a museum on a cold Sunday afternoon is one of my favorite things to do, so perhaps fine art. On the other hand watching elite gymnasts do there stuff is truly watching art in motion or a symphony or a great play that takes you some place else in your head, so I guess at the end of the day I'd have to say, it's all fabulous.
When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?
Last week my best friend had a clam bake at her house. Lobster, clam chowder, oysters in butter. Great food, excellent company, just wonderful.
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?
I have a lot of emotions but as time moves on I'm far more in control how I handle my feelings. Also by the end of the day emotion can give way to exhaustion. I think about a 6.5 to a 7.
Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?
Some days the whole day can be filled responding to emails. It's an aspect of my work.
To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?
68 unless it's really frigid out. This home is huge on layering up. If your cold put a sweater on.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
When was the last time you visited a hospital?
A couple of weeks ago, I had my annual physical.
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how ambitious are you?
7, I've mellowed with age.
Make a sentence using the letters of a body part. (Example: (mouth) My other ukelele tings healthily.)
Toe: Ted owns elephants.
If you were to start a club, what would the subject matter be, and what would you name it?
This question makes my head spin. It's all about having the time which I have none of right now but perhaps a club for yoga teachers to come together to discuss topics related to teaching and practice. Yoga for the teacher... I don't know.
What color is the carpet/flooring in your home?
Ah! I have an ugly brown carpet in the hallway which will soon be gone replaced by wood floors.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Using only one word, how does grocery shopping make you feel?
What is your favorite part about the season of Autumn?
Hiking in the mountains and the forests when the leaves are in full change. Glorious and brilliant!
Have you ever had any bad experiences online?
Irritating is more like it, nasty computer viruses, too much junk mail clogging my account and my first comment on my blog was spam, that was sad.
Name three things that make you happy daily.
My loved ones, my dog, my yoga practice.
What one household cleansing or organizing item would you not want to be without?
The vacuum cleaner!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
( a little something for the chocolate lovers of the world)
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Yesterday the Man and I went to a lovely beach to wile away a little time before the bell goes off, the gates open and were off and running. Knowing this week is going to be a shock on the system I thought I should get the first meal cooked and done before Monday. I made this very easy on myself, fried rice with vegetables. The only modification was herb instead of fresh burdock. I also spent the week trying Mantra Girl's Kundalini yoga DVD. I like the idea of cleaning out my aura but I'm not particularly fond of her approach or sequence. I'm sorry but I am not going to be able to recommend this based on the yoga. I would strongly suggest checking out her music and chanting. Truly her voice is divine, and I fully intend to incorporate her music into my classes. In a couple of weeks I'll be trying a yoga DVD with Gurmukh, a renowned kundalini teacher. This may give me better insight into the practice. Next up, Yoga Shakti with Shiva Rea. It's going to take me at least a week to get through this , there is a LOT of yoga in this vinyasa series! Tomorrow I think I will try my hand at a one day fast.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Who is the easiest person for you to talk to?
My best friend, my sister and my dog about anything. My girlfriends about all things in life. The man is very easy to talk with on many subjects, and of course its very easy to talk to my kids, it goes something like this, " What the... put that down before you poke somebody's eye out!" or "OOOHHH my little sweety nutter butter peanut butter cup, that's very good!"
If you could live in any ancient city during the height of the quality of its society and culture, which one would you choose?
Atlantis, if it existed it must have been something to live there.
What is the most exciting event you’ve ever witnessed?
although indescribable to the emotional extent of its effect,and I hope never to witness anything like it again, 9-11-2001.
If you were a celebrity, what would you do for a publicity stunt?
I really don't have it in me to make a scene out of myself, but I thought Richard Greer introducing the Dali lama in Central Park was a fantastic stunt. ( If you can call that a stunt)
What do you consider the ideal age to have a first child?
I consider the ideal time to bring a child into your life is when you have created the emotional, physical and financial space to share a life with someone who will be totally dependant on you. This is individual for everyone. This can happen at anytime, or not at all.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
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Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Say there’s a book written about your life. Who would you want to narrate the audio version?
Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence. (Example: Perhaps every avenue needs understanding today.)
Almond: Alice loves macaroni, only not daily.
If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose?
Probably a week in the late 60's or early 70's or perhaps a week in Rome about 3000 years ago.
Name a song that brings back memories for you.
She Sells Sanctuary by the Cult.
Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water?
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Today in class, while in tree pose, my teacher, Coeli Marsh spoke of stability. She described a biosphere somewhere in the States that grew life inside a dome. Unfortunately none of the trees survived; reason, no wind. It turns out trees need wind to increase their strength and help them root. Without wind all the trees were weak,couldn't survive any movement or pollinate. This is an incredibly powerful metaphor for everyone. On one hand, life needs a little adversity and change to grow strong survive and have the courage to move forward with new things in our lives. On the other hand it's telling something even more powerful, you can't do this without roots. Roots in this case are emotional reserves, which allow us to make it through adversity. These kind of roots don't automatically develop inside of a person, there based in childhood and need to be cultivated. If there is little to no opportunity(in a loving manner) to learn how to be strong, you can achieve strength in adulthood, but not without a good deal of emotional pain and trauma. Sometimes its not about what one endures but the pain inflicted on others due to an ignorant soul and a selfish mind. So tree pose with a sway and down I fall and have to get up again, not so bad...... Growing my roots.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I'm back to work today. The summer is winding down and the year is gearing back up. This is is going to be one of the most challenging years I have had in a long time. Just thinking about it makes me wince a little. I am obligated to the hilt til next June and there's very little wiggle room anywhere. Perhaps my personal project should be surviving this year. The next two weeks are slow, with more weekend vacation time and last minute organizing which I can do it my own pace. After that, time will tell. Hold on Miss.S it's going to be a bumpy ride!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?
I end up doing laundry once a week although this is not something I plan, when the basket is full the laundry gets washed.
In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?
I felt old at 19 and never really felt young again, so I don't really see much in young and old I just want to be healthy, I'll feel really old when health leaves my body.
What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?
Finish my doctorate, it a loooooooong term goal.
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.
An entire forest on the cape came down so a housing development could go in. Another overpriced, only used in the summer, second home bullshit housing develoment so somebody can keep up with the Jones!
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Will write more later............
Friday, August 3, 2007
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how polite are you?
Depends, I will be as polite to you, as you are to me. That's about civility. I have the ability to naturally be about a 7 and when I ramp up for occasions where proper etiquette is required an 8.5. I would be clueless what to do if I met the queen and that's a 10.
What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
I don't really remember but in the minds eye I can see myself on several occasions just cracking up with a couple of girlfriends.
Who is your favorite cartoon character?
I don't think I have one but as a kid I loved the Charlie Brown and Scooby Dooo cartoons.
Tell about the funniest teacher you ever had.
I had a professor in B school. He loved a good joke. We would be in the middle of a presentation and a joke from the New Yorker would pop up on the screen which had little to do with his lecture. Logistics is a dry subject but he managed to make it fun.
Complete this sentence: I strongly believe that ______________________.
education and health care should be universal and nobody should go hungry.
Were off to the beach so I don't think there will be any blogs for a while.
Be well everyone!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Yesterday I took an intermediate power vinyasa class. It seemed like a good time to try it, I am celebrating an anniversary. A year ago I headed off to my teacher training program at Kripalu in Western, Mass. I am not so sure about advanced vinyasa and entered the class with trepidation but yet a feeling I might now be strong enough to do this! At some point in a personal practice stepping out of your comfort zone is the only way to grow a practice and make the base solid. Also, having a good repertoire of tools from a variety of yoga styles is beneficial to everyone. Now I have no desire to teach boot camp power yoga but what the heck! This could be fun! Party down, I'm going in!!!!! Two hours later I crawled out thankful that was over and I'm still alive. Partner work for handstands, Navasana over and over again and 15-20 minutes in frog! At the end of class one guy took his towel out to the street and rung it out. The sweat came pouring out like water from a faucet! Instead of feeling strong and proud and grateful I survived I had an uncomfortable sensation nagging me like someone who won't stop tapping you on the shoulder. "This is not where your at Miss. S answer me this question, Why haven't you developed a home practice? " The home practice is the one that will sustain a student through decades of ups and downs, crazy schedules and tight financial times. People say its where the real development occurs and breakthroughs happen. It's just hard to find the discipline to get on the mat and then figure out what to do once I'm there. I do have some DVD's. and I can always work on my sequences. So my goal for year two is to step out of the comfort zone of a pre prepped class with teacher assistants and props and spend more time on the mat at studio chez moi .
Any thoughts on the personal practice? goals? DVD recommendations?
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
(Taken from Poppy Fields)
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how much do enjoy watching sports on television?
Mostly a three, sometimes a four but if its the Olympics 10!
If you could completely memorize any one work of fiction, which one would you pick?
All of the poetry of John Keats.
What is your favorite breakfast food?
Baguette fresh from the bakery with apricot jam, two eggs soft boiled, blood red orange juice and fresh pressed coffee.
Name something fun you can do for less than $10.00.
Take a hike in the woods with my dog.
How long does it usually take you to fall asleep?
10 minutes if I have the energy to read otherwise I go right out.
I'm back from France, slightly jet lagged but working through it. The vinyasa classes help tremendously but mostly I just need patience and my body will eventually land in the states, hopefully not on someones roof!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Happy 14th all!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Today I decided to try another Iyengar yoga class but at a different studio. I made my way to the 5th to Rasa Yoga, a beautiful oasis not far from the Notre Dame. As I was making may way across the overcrowded church yard, I saw a young man with a feather stuck in his tight curly hair acting in a bizarre and uncomfortable manner. A foot away from him a woman with her seeing eye dog was seated with a friend chatting away. This young man silently came up to the dog and began pulling at his harness. The dog was lying down and looked at who might be pulling him to stand, definitely confused. I stopped walking and began to wonder if this uncomfortable peculiar man knew these women. One of the women seated had sight and took no notice and kept chatting. The man began to berate the dog jumping up and down by the dogs head, attempting to tease or frighten the animal. The woman without site seemed unaware this was happening and finally her friend looked up and said something with a small chuckle. The young man made one last attempt at something abusive and left. Meanwhile I was moving in, looking around at the throngs of people paying no attention to the abuse this disaster of a human was inflicting on this animal. No one seemed to understand the venerability of this blind women unable to defend herself. Everyone seemed oblivious and unaware. That young man himself seemed unaware I was standing closer and closer to him, ready – frightened- but ready to step in if needed. He drifted off and slipped into the crowd. By the time I got to the yoga studio I was deeply shaken and in tears. I had not planned my trip out properly and arrived too early. I made my way into the dressing room and completely broke down. I finally managed to dress for class and splash cold water on my face. I found a quiet spot in the waiting area to calm myself. There were many yoga books to peruse. I picked up the Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar and this literally jumped out at me.
A himsa is a cruelty or injustice. “ Dust that lands on the skin is harmless, but if only a tiny particle gets in the eye, it is very Painful.” Yoga Sutra “Someone who is searching for clarity becomes sensitive because the eyes must be open, even if what they see is sometimes very unpleasant.” T.K.V. Desikacher
I proceeded through another Iyengar class with a much nicer teacher, warm and encouraging. I just don’t think Miss. S and B.K.S. see eye to eye at this time so perhaps we should just shake hands and say perhaps another time. Today’s journey was about karma not hatha yoga anyway. Reaching home I swung the door open and my little Rocco came bounding over full of excitement and affection. I gave him extra kisses and cuddles and rubs and told him how special and wonderful he was, then we headed out for a nice relaxing walk. Day over, the end.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
May I be filled with loving kindness
May I be well
May I be peaceful and at ease
May I be happy
Today in workshop we learned about the four noble qualities of the heart.
Friendship with ourselves
Giving oneself space
We practiced many asana’s which open the chest. This allowed the heart to shine brighter and brought a happy glow to all of us in the workshop. I am bringing a wealth of knowledge back to the states as well as into my own classes and my personal practice. I can’t wait to share this with others!
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Sianna is wonderful. She clearly loves what she is doing and she emanates happiness and a sense of well being. She feels that each person is a cathedral. "Everything about this cathedral was built in the service of light. Open up your senses, awaken to the beauty and the light that's inside of us."
I'm happy to be attending this event. This morning I just wanted to roll over and fall asleep . I did not want to ride the metro for an hour to look for a place I've never been to. I'm so glad I did and bonus on bonus the workshop was in English and French.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
Yet strangely enough we are all
Lately I have been taking a lot of Baptiste Vinyasa classes. Many of these classes include deep chest opening poses. Today while in a variation of Gomukha-asana I felt climbing a mountain barefoot in winter would be preferable to the sensation I was experiencing. I wanted to collapse in a heap and maybe have a little cry. B.K.S Iyengar, says, "If you keep your armpits open, you won't get depressed." He is of course referring to opening the chest, shoulders and placing the head in midline allowing breath to flow through the upper body. With Independence Day just around the corner I think I’ll take some liberating steps of my own and include a series of heart openers in all my classes.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
to an anusara weekend. This will be my first experience with this type of yoga. I’ve heard so much about John Friend I’m eager to check it out. I plan to spend a couple of weeks on the mat developing my own practice and working out sequences. Perhaps some Iyengar classes as well. The next two weeks are about slowing down, giving gratitude and just breathing. Happy holidays all!