Sunday, October 28, 2007

Gone Baby, Gone

Today I took a powerful class. Coeli Marsh gave her last class at the Baptiste studio. I have been fortunate enough to take class with her for a while now and I must say I will miss her more than words can express. Coeli Marsh is an old soul and when experiencing her classes the student is able to let go and be present. There have been many who have felt the positive effects of her teaching. This was evident by the unbelievable number of people who came to practice. People traveled many miles and from hours away. The energy was loving, sad and deeply moving. It is hard to let go, and in the past couple of months I have seen a few of my teachers spread their wings. Tremendous thanks for the many blessings you have all brought to me. Be well and know that you are loved.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday's Feast

No time to post anything this week. Too much insanity all around. Happy the weekend is finally here. Happy Friday everyone!
Name a great website you would recommend to others.
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.
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how often do you dream at night?
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.
Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what kind and what was its name?
I had lots of pets. We always had dogs. Umber, Goldie and Tammy.
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If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise?
I have no idea, something that paid really well and gave residual checks.
What is your favorite kind of hard candy?
Butter Toffee and Joy Ranchers, but rarely, not too into hard candy.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Balance and feeling Whole

I REALLY need this in my life.
So I can feel like this.
I need to find a happy balance. I'm just not sure how.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday's Feast

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?
Dark Winter.

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.

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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

Coming Back to Source

Posture Flow
This is a sacrament,
a prayer of breath, a
symphony of soul
and motion. This is
yoga, emerging from
the inside, out-all
here in this singular
meditation of spirit.
Trust that the body
knows what it needs
if you dare to follow
where it leads.
Sanna Faulds

Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday's Feast

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.

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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

Last days of Summer

When you are relaxed, all that
is highest and best comes to you
as grace.

Yogi Amit Desai

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Must work on balancing fewer plates at one time......................

Friday, October 5, 2007

Book Review

I recently finished an incredible story I can highly recommend to everyone. The life of Pi by Yann Martel. Pi Patel is a sixteen year old boy living a perfectly lovely life in India with his mother, father and brother. His father is the director of a Zoo and Pi spends his childhood peacefully cohabiting with a wide and varied group from the animal kingdom. When his father decides to sell the zoo and move to Canada the family is uprooted unto an old cargo ship with many of the animals who are being sold to Zoo's in America. Halfway between Canada and India the ship sinks leaving Pi an orphan on a life raft with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra and a Bengal tiger. Pi must survive the elements and create resources from nothing while attempting not to be eaten. The young boy goes into his own heart of darkness relying on his spirituality, ingenuity and any information about animal behavior he has stored in his brain from his time growing up in a zoo. The story is long, savage, and difficult to get through at times. When we finally come to the end the curtain is lifted. The reader is left to question everything that has transpired. I was left breathless and wide eyed.

Fridays Feast

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday?
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.

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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


The Autumn can be such a pleasant time. Mr Cuddly, the man and I have been out for many hikes and long walks in the woods. It's off for a quick hike than quick back like jack rabbit to get on with what ever needs to be done. It's a shame we have to rush about so. I'd like to slow down and feel the rustle under my feet. The Fall is breathtaking and slowing down and taking in the beauty of your surroundings is the reward this season brings. With all the rushing about these days I hardly have time to stop and breath in the beauty of my surrounding or just breath for that matter. Feeling the need to gain a little control over my hectic state I have decided to include some Yoga Nidra into my life. I'm going to try Experience Yoga Nidra: Guided deep relaxation by Swami Janakananda Saraswati. It's supposed to assist you in climbing down off the mountain of GO! GO! GO! I'll try it.... I need it.