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”

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!”

Money For Nothing


Growing up I never had any anticipation of receiving an inheritance. There was barely enough to get by week to week let alone receive anything more–my mom worked 2 jobs and my father was not present.  My father had another family and if there was any sort of inheritance, I’m sure they would be receivingContinue reading “Money For Nothing”

Dilapidated Dreams


Have you ever driven by a business that was once thriving and now it is dilapidated because of neglect?  In your memory,  it was busy and successful– the place was always maintained with the utmost care and cleanliness; there were  customers bustling in and out  and it was alive and thriving.  Then, years later, youContinue reading “Dilapidated Dreams”

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”

Puma Power


As I began my hike at I the start of  Will Rogers State Park, a young woman came running out of the woods, “Oh My God, there’s a mountain lion in there!”  She had turned around after seeing the mountain lion in her first 5 minutes on the trail. I eased her fear a bitContinue reading “Puma Power”