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growing up

Growing Up on Throw Back Thursday

Growing Up on Throw Back Thursday…

My 49th birthday is in a few days. I found this photo from a blog post in July of last year, under which was typed, “I don’t wanna grow up.”

Well, because we all have to grow up and make our mark doing it, I thought I might share a few lesser known things about me, my life, my family, and my mark on the world.

  • President William McKinley is my great, great, great Uncle by marriage.
  • I’ve been a vegetarian for 24 years.
  • When I was 15, my Dad took me to a Frank Sinatra concert. During a quiet moment, I stood up and yelled, “I love you, Frankie!”
  • Four out of the seven members of my family have had cancer. None of us needed chemo and all of us are survivors.
  • I’ve met two famous people…Celine Dion and John Tesh.
  • My favorite number is seven and here’s why:
    • I was born in the 7th month of 1967
    • There are 7 years between me and my only sister
    • There are 7 people in my immediate family
    • There are 7 chakras
    • And now, I get to include this: 7×7=49

But, I still don’t wanna grow up.

growing up

saying goodbye

Saying Goodbye to this View

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Landscape

Saying goodbye to the view at the yoga studio I’ve been attending for almost 10 years. It closes on April 23rd. Every time I go, I take a few more pictures. This was an amazing sunset last Tuesday after teaching my Crown Chakra class. See how we ushered in the divine light?

saying goodbye


Yoga: The Heart Chakra

I hope my boss at Ocean Yoga Center doesn’t mind that I posted this on the bulletin board at the studio tonight. Last week, we worked on our heart chakra, so Emma wanted to contribute. Don’t you just love the big, wide, boxy body? Lots of room for love to flow!


That Yoga Moment

that yoga moment



I have recently discovered a moment in my yoga practice¬†that feels really, really good.¬†It occurs during Sun Salutation when my hands meet high over my head before I swan dive into a forward fold. There is a brief pause at my highest point, a breath, and a release. It’s really quite cool. I look forward to that moment and enjoy repeating it.

I like to think of it as a moment to identify with my Crown Chakra. And it is no wonder that it feels so good. Apparently, in that moment, I am closely identifying with empathy, unity, and the deepest part of my being.

Sounds good to me.