Outside Is Open!


I’m a lucky woman! I live in Ventura county and we did not have as many cases and as many deaths as Los Angeles county and surrounding counties so the trails are open! Wow, what a difference riding my bike on the trail makes! It was lovely out there today. I saw a kick assContinue reading “Outside Is Open!”

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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”

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!”

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”

Love Is Everything They Said It Would Be


I drove up alongside my former husband this morning. It was Mother’s Day 2010 and we were both on our way to see our morning clients in Malibu.  We were married for 20 years but have been separated for almost 2 years.  It was kind of cool, in a strange sort of way, to seeContinue reading “Love Is Everything They Said It Would Be”

Everything Is A Process!(Time in the Saddle)


To be on the other side of a huge challenge FEELS GREAT!  Whatever the challenge you are taking on, just know that it will be a process…everything in life is a process.  Some things happen really fast and some take a significant amount of time.  For me, the key has been to enjoy the processContinue reading “Everything Is A Process!(Time in the Saddle)”

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”

Yoga–My Friday Night Friend!


It was Friday night. I was walking alone through the Third Street Promenade, an area in Santa Monica where people hang out, go to restaurants, stores, and enjoy being out in the air with friends. There I was, alone.  But with my yoga mat under my arm, it felt good to know I had somewhereContinue reading “Yoga–My Friday Night Friend!”