Lots of people outside these days. It’s so great to see families walking together, and couples. I heard one of our television anchors (who is at home isolated) say that he and his wife haven’t taken a neighborhood walk together in years and years! Perhaps we needed this time. To stop running away from ourselves,Continue reading “Burrow In”
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Time In The Saddle–25 years!
I remember the first time I saw someone riding their bike up a dirt trail, I thought they were crazy, “who would want to do that?” A few years later, I was crazy because I wanted to do that! This year marks 25 years Mountain Biking in The Santa Monica Mountains! The very first rideContinue reading “Time In The Saddle–25 years!”
Diary of A Massage Therapist–Energy!
Sometimes it’s nice to be able to share with someone at the end of a gratifying day, but since I had no one in my physical space to share with, I’m sharing with you! I’ve been giving and receiving massages almost 30 years. I don’t express enough gratitude for having learned the art of givingContinue reading “Diary of A Massage Therapist–Energy!”
I remember a time when if I were to read that title, “Angel Activity” I wouldn’t even bother reading the rest. I never believed in angels. It sounds really sweet and spiritual but I never gave it much thought. Our beliefs are sometimes hard to bust through, but it’s pretty incredible when they BUST! Recently,Continue reading “Angel Activity”
Envy in Malibu
I have the privilege and honor of caring for people’s homes and animals while they are away. One of the questions people always ask me is: “Do you ever become jealous or envious when caring for other people’s homes?Do you go into the comparison mode and wish you had more of this wealth and abundance.”Continue reading “Envy in Malibu”
I’m having a hard time finding words for all of the feeling–I caught a glimpse of it this last week. I felt safe and secure, deeply safe and secure, yet all the indicators in the physical world would not convince you of my security. I live week to week. I have no savingsContinue reading “Feeling Freedom”
20 Years of Epic! (Well, now it’s 25 years)!
This month marks my 20th year of mountain biking! I’ll never forget the first time I rode up Palisades Drive on my mountain bike–my former husband was way ahead of me and all I could do in my mind was beat myself up! “Sure, he’s way ahead of me, his father was a 9 LettermanContinue reading “20 Years of Epic! (Well, now it’s 25 years)!”
A Frustrating Force
As the woman in the 3rd car behind me laid on her horn for a good minute, I smiled to myself, I was once that obnoxious driver. I had a form of road rage–when drivers didn’t drive correctly, I let them know about it! Well, not really, I just yelled and screamed inside my carContinue reading “A Frustrating Force”
Learning A New Body Language
If your body could learn a new language that could supersede everything you’ve ever believed about health and all the limits we set up around it, would you want to know about it? What if you had an energetic intelligence within you that would allow you to transcend all of your physical ailments? Would youContinue reading “Learning A New Body Language”
Angels Among Us
I just watched an episode of “The Best of Oprah” all about angels in our midst. It was from the 90’s and I’m so glad I saw it. So often, over the years I thought that perhaps I had just imagined an incident that happened in my younger years. Anyway, today as I watched andContinue reading “Angels Among Us”
I Am A Mystic
I am a mystic. I never fully understood the meaning of the word until recently. It always rang in my mind as something of magic–maybe even a little dark in its meaning. I heard the Sufi teacher, Llewellyn Vaughn Lee, define a mystic as: someone who wants to completely lose themselves in God until thereContinue reading “I Am A Mystic”
It’s a thrill to know that someone from over 30 years ago was thinking of me today, remembering me, speaking about me fondly. I got a message from one of my Facebook friends. She is the daughter of my very first boss! Tino, my boss who I haven’t been in touch with in almost 30Continue reading “Time Passages!”
Too Young To Learn From?
I invited a friend to come with me to yoga. The teacher of the class is 20 years my junior. When I invited him, he said, “No, I won’t go to her class–what can I learn from her, she is too young.” I sure am glad I didn’t have that attitude when I firstContinue reading “Too Young To Learn From?”
Pumpkin/Flax/Chia/Coconut Muffins (Wheat Free/Vegan)
Back in the day, I was a strict Vegan. I’m actually thinking about being that strict again, I enjoy these muffins!!! Dry Ingredients in 1 bowl 2 1/2 C Brown Rice Flour 1/4 C Chia meal 1/2 C Flax meal 1 1/2tsp Cinnamon 1 1/2 Baking Soda (please use the healthy version processed withoutContinue reading “Pumpkin/Flax/Chia/Coconut Muffins (Wheat Free/Vegan)”
18 And I Like It!
A strange phenomenon has been happening for me–slowly, the more I am focusing on me with no male distractions, the more I seem to be reverting to my 18th year. This feeling comes in glimpses and memories pop in sporadically… The more time I spend ON MY OWN, the more I take on the meContinue reading “18 And I Like It!”
Your Body–Built To Move!
As I’ve been recovering from straining some ligaments in my foot, I haven’t been exercising very much at all. My yoga practice is not happening because that involves lots of foot work. I haven’t been huffing and puffing up the hiking trails and the biking I’ve done is pretty tame. I’ve just really wanted toContinue reading “Your Body–Built To Move!”
I was out walking the dogs and was deep inside my head with lots of chatter. Sometimes the chatter is really blissful and empowering and other times the chatter is somewhat dark and disempowering. I’m aware of the chatter while it’s happening and most of the time it’s easy to turn it down or off,Continue reading “Lifted Up”
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This morning when I awoke, I took a deep breath and silently said, Thank You (it’s a miracle). I had attended a Japanese Master’s workshop on Saturday. He explained that in ancient Japan, the phrase “Thank You” was filled with revery and awe and it…
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I remember my second visit to California, I was 18 years old and loving this place! Near the end of my trip, I read some graffiti on a freeway overpass, “Tourists GO HOME”! I remember feeling really bad when I read it, almost like I…
“Oh, my sister isn’t wealthy–she just lives vicariously through the wealthy people around her.” Those were the words my sister used to describe me and my life. When she recited them to me, I must admit I was a bit halted both in thought and words! I wasn’t sure if I should be offended orContinue reading “Vibrating Vicariously”
The other evening, I noticed I was starting to have withdrawal pains for my facebook friends in the cyber world. I had been going all day with no time for the computer and I felt the tug. It was a strange feeling, but it was really clear, I really appreciate the relationships I connect toContinue reading “Facebook Friends”
Some people have an energetic force that draws life to them. It doesn’t matter what they look like, their energy trumps everything. If it’s a high vibrating energy, it feels good and you want to be around it! Reach for the best feeling thought you can find and you will raise your energetic vibration higher IContinue reading “Magnetic Energy”
STREET Smarts–Detroit Taught Me Well
Today, I am feeling very appreciative of my mom and the freedom she graced upon her kids. She gave us so much space and exposed us to more than the average person, I’m sure of it now. When I was a young girl, we would go and visit my Grandma and Grandpa in the Cass Corridor,Continue reading “STREET Smarts–Detroit Taught Me Well”
I went to see the movie, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”. It was a really good movie and I noticed something that we are all subject to–limited access to nature. Whenever we enclose ourselves with limitations, it creates a bit of frustration and sometimes rage! No question about it, even though humans areContinue reading “Caged Animals”
Thank You–It’s A Miracle
This morning when I awoke, I took a deep breath and silently said, Thank You (it’s a miracle). I had attended a Japanese Master’s workshop on Saturday. He explained that in ancient Japan, the phrase “Thank You” was filled with revery and awe and it meant, “it’s a miracle”. He said, they once lived eachContinue reading “Thank You–It’s A Miracle”
As I am becoming more and more appreciative and grateful for everything in my day to day living, I am noticing more and more people in my midst who are extremely appreciative and considerate. It is so fun to watch the unfolding as it occurs. It’s good news to me, since I am a firmContinue reading “Outstanding”
Yoga–Open Heart Surgery!
I’ve been meeting many people who really want to develop a yoga practice. Their first couple of experiences, though, have been challenging. When I hear this, I always ask them, “how bad do you want to practice yoga, what are you willing to go through, are you up for being annoyed, how about feeling frustrated?”Continue reading “Yoga–Open Heart Surgery!”
Synchronicity Swirling Around Me
The day started like any other day at The Malibu Gym. Greg, one of the trainers, was wearing a “Drill” shirt. Arnold made a comment that his shirt should say “sargeant” after the Drill logo. Greg said, “well, I’ll see what Craig can do about that”. Craig is the owner of Drill. I haven’t seenContinue reading “Synchronicity Swirling Around Me”
Santa Monica Serendipity
Santa Monica was once the Mecca of Bodybuilding–or wait, maybe it was Venice. These days, Santa Monica is the Mecca of Yoga Studios. There are literally 6 studios within 5 blocks of each other. As I wrote in a previous post, I was once a yoga whore. Yoga whore, meaning I never seemed to stayContinue reading “Santa Monica Serendipity”
Good Bye 40 something!
Today is my last day of being 40 something. I started it out by going to Jerome Mercier’s Yoga class at 7am. My health is my greatest wealth and I am so grateful to have listened to my inner voice and continued on my path for all these years. Anyone who has had the pleasureContinue reading “Good Bye 40 something!”
Just Let Go
I am a massage therapist. Today, a new client came for a massage and instead of getting the kind of massage she usually gets, “lots of digging and torture”, she requested a relaxing massage. Good for her! She listened to that inner guidance that told her to nurture instead of torture! As a massage therapist,Continue reading “Just Let Go”
A Magical Age–25!!!
A bazaar string of meetings has been happening lately: almost everyone I meet is 25! It is really pretty crazy, especially considering I’m over 40! It all started almost a year ago when I separated from my, then-husband. It seemed like every guy I met was 25! I wasn’t going out of my way toContinue reading “A Magical Age–25!!!”
Gotta Love Smaller Guys
I have been in the “body business” for a very long time. I am at a place where I am looking back and seeing clearly where I’ve been and absolutely love where I’m at now. I once struggled against my body and always seemed to want it to be different than it was–that sounds familiarContinue reading “Gotta Love Smaller Guys”