Their View Mirror


I have noticed something that I just keep getting clearer and clearer about it.  Every time I get down or go into a depression, it is almost always because I am viewing my life from someone else’s view of me. To say it another way, I love my little life.  I live in a funkyContinue reading “Their View Mirror”

Time Passages!


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!”

Your Body–Friend or Foe?


I massaged a woman yesterday who was so rushed and stressed and oh so attached to her pain!  She ran in complaining about the parking situation and she did not seem ready to lay down on a massage table and receive. She is a former therapist at the clinic I work in so I knewContinue reading “Your Body–Friend or Foe?”

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?”

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”

Degrees of Forgiveness?


Recently, I’ve had the “forgiveness” conversation with people. I’ve heard a common theme that troubles me. People seem to have varying degrees of forgiveness.  It seems that some things are acceptable to forgive yet others are not so acceptable.  Gosh, that doesn’t sound like forgiveness to me. I was telling someone that I was goingContinue reading “Degrees of Forgiveness?”

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”