Today, I Am A Tree!


Today was all about trees. I started my yoga practice amongst the trees, then I walked through the most beautiful neighborhood full of trees. I felt their amazing energy. Trees are the quintessential observers of life. We are very much like trees. We stand up tall, we have a crown at the top and weContinue reading “Today, I Am A Tree!”

I Am My Primary Care Physician!


Are you good at listening to your body and resting when it tells you to rest? Or are you someone who pushes through and just keeps on pushing until you get slapped down sick? Today I had to go slow and lay flat on my back most of the day napping, hydrating. and sleeping— doingContinue reading “I Am My Primary Care Physician!”

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!”

Euphoria


“I am this trail.  I am these trees.  I am this rain. I am this breeze”. These are the words I would repeat in my mind in an effort to take the pain in my knee away! I was at about mile 2 of the Tough Topanga 10K when my Tensor Fasciae Latae seized upContinue reading “Euphoria”

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”

Feeling Freedom


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”

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”

Choose Pronoia!


I was flying down a singletrack trail on my mountain bike yesterday–the trail closed in and became a little brushy. There were curves and overgrown bushes so it was hard to look far enough ahead to see what was coming up. It felt like I was a little blind, in the fog and not knowingContinue reading “Choose Pronoia!”

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!”

California Dreams Come True


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 had been personally attacked. I couldn’t understand how someone wouldContinue reading “California Dreams Come True”

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”

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”

Lessons In Time


My mom will be 83 years old this year.  Anyone who knows my mom, knows she is one strong woman–she had to be!  As a single parent with 4 kids, she had to be strong and responsible.  It seems she never missed a beat. It’s no surprise that us Jeter women are all very strong,Continue reading “Lessons In Time”

Outstanding


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–ya gotta begin to win


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–ya gotta begin to win”

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”

Yoga Twists and Turns


I’ve been practicing yoga in Santa Monica for 15 years. I’ve considered myself a yoga whore for most of those years. Yoga whore, meaning I just jump from one teacher to the next and never really stay with one teacher on a weekly basis. Except for a few months practicing with Scott and learning theContinue reading “Yoga Twists and Turns”

Latex Gloves and The Law


This is another one of my simple stories about the law of attraction.  I use it to describe how easy it is to make things happen.  The short and simple explanation is…desire, let go, and watch what happens. I was going through my cupboard looking for my disposable latex gloves.  I couldn’t find any andContinue reading “Latex Gloves and The Law”

All Cooperative Components


My life has been so magical lately that I just want to keep on getting out in it and see what happens next. Today was a really long day…a 3.5 hour mountain bike ride in the heat of the day, 2 hours in the car to and from the trail head and I still foundContinue reading “All Cooperative Components”

What Story Are You Telling


“I have really bad balance”, “I have a really bad shoulder”, “My knees are bad”, “I have a degenerative disc”, “I can’t sleep at night”, “LA isn’t the place to meet a great guy”, “I keep meeting men who are players”, “I saw the x-rays, I have no padding left between my bones”. .. theseContinue reading “What Story Are You Telling”

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”

The Hike of Your Life


The hike of your life… If you’ve ever gone on a long, hot, arduous hike, you know how closely it relates to life.   Sometimes it’s really high and challenging and other times it is low, boring and mundane. Life is a lot like a hike! One hike stands out in my mind. I wasContinue reading “The Hike of Your Life”

Define The Moment


DEFINE THE MOMENT I saw those bold words on a T-shirt as I was passing 2 guys riding my mountain bike.  I had been in my head about life, love,  and friends and that phrase just hit me hard at that moment. I decided to DEFINE THE MOMENT. There I was on a Sunday morningContinue reading “Define The Moment”