our stellar evolution

You, with your relative youth your pout, your upward gaze. A young stellar object. And me, in front of you by decades. I see you as if in a mirror, behind me coming up fast in your body a month now perhaps for every year I’ve practiced being alive. I’m a supernova to your protostar. […]

Polish me then 2013. I will accept whatever gladness you have to offer.

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?” – Rumi I had an unpleasant New Year’s Eve.  Perhaps it was that I had just fallen back to earth with a resounding “thud” from a happy high of holiday bliss which included delightful time spent with my sweetie and children, and my family and old friends. Perhaps it was […]

A variation on The Golden Rule: “Do unto yourself as you would have yourself do unto others”

I’ve had a lot of “duh!” moments throughout my life, where suddenly, the veil is lifted, and a seemingly simple truth I’ve heard many times is revealed to me like never before. Sometimes it’s a big concept, and sometimes it’s just something small my mother told me years ago that I could’ve heeded and spared myself some trouble.  While it’s always gratifying to have […]

Madonna tours Seattle and doesn’t disappoint us.

Watching Madonna’s Superbowl half-time spectacle earlier this year, I couldn’t help but feel like a voyeur.  I wasn’t watching so much for the entertainment as I was to check in on her aging process.  Even when I don’t care much about her music, Madonna is always fun to watch.  So when I was invited to go to the Madonna concert on October […]

A suspect in the road rage shooting is finally arrested, and we all exhale.

On Friday I had the honor of teaching yoga for four freshman PE classes at my daughter’s all-girls high school.  My approach with these classes was to focus on stress management and self-awareness through some guided meditation and yoga poses.  The students came streaming into the room, about 40 in each class, all giggly and chatty.  I heard some of the girls in one of the classes coming […]

108 reasons- a stream of consciousness ode to my yoga practice

1.  alignment 2.  learn to relax 3.  prepare for meditation 4.  build strength 5.  take it with me 6.  new friendships 7.  flexibility 8.  fall prevention 9.  laboratory for life 10.  find my safe edge 11.  digestive health 12.  become witness to self 13.  antidote for sitting at a computer 14.  yoga sutras 15.  mental, […]

Julia Child – guru for a yoga teacher

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking yoga teaching you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child I have long considered Julia Child to be on my list of role models.  When I was a little girl in the early 1970’s, it seemed like my parents watched her on television […]