saturdays are for …

saturdays are for …

saturdays are for good friends, good food, good wine and good conversation. a simple but elegant spread “apple-tizers” … apples, sharp white cheddar, honey, black pepper lights to set the mood … summer cocktails (recipe coming soon) … we’re still...
a man and a sprinkler

a man and a sprinkler

and today this is what I came home to … a grown man sitting in a sprinkler. perhaps I should say a smart (hot) man sitting in a...
the sprouts are about ready

the sprouts are about ready

I always wanted to sprout mung beans but thought it would be hard. NOT HARD AT ALL … soak overnight the first night, put in a mason jar, cover with cheese cloth and rinse twice a day. Look at these...
always reinventing

always reinventing

So much has changed in the past year, but I suppose we’re not alone. Everything changes. All. The. Time. We are all ever evolving human beings. Life lives through us.   A year ago I never thought I’d not be teaching yoga regularly, and I certainly never thought I’d be enjoying a life without teaching in it. But I am. I feel more free than I have in a very long time. When I was teaching, I was always on, and always switching gears. I was preaching a life of mindfulness but having a hard time living it┬ábecause of the varied nature of my every day. When I left full time government employment in 2008 to mostly teach yoga, I called the following year my ‘year of undoing’ as I unpacked an unwound conditioned patterns of behavior and a belief in the thought that I WAS a particular person because of the work I did. Teaching was initially freeing because I was inventing myself and my offerings every day. But teaching along with a full workload of online media clients had me constantly switching from left brain to right, and sympathetic to parasympathetic. Something had to give. Ten years later, I see that I am again in an undoing stage of life. I’ve become someone completely different through my teaching journey, and I’m happy I had those years. But I not longer wish to live that life. As I look forward to teaching again at OU-L in the fall, I am contemplating the things I’ll bring forth in that teaching, how I’ll offer different aspects of the yoga that...