Legs Up Variation

13 05, 2018

Post Italy Update

2018-05-13T21:28:41+00:00

Looking at my last post and realizing that over a full month has gone by.  Much has happened my friends in the past month.  The trip to Italy happened with the tune of "I want to go back" and happily Moyo and Kyra (our guides for the retreat) have booked it for 2020.  Much more [...]

Post Italy Update2018-05-13T21:28:41+00:00
11 01, 2018

Hip Hip Hooray – Corporate America Enlightenment (1/11/18)

2018-01-11T20:58:12+00:00

I know that for some this is old news (by 3 years almost) but it still heartens me that corporate America is seeing the light.  It may take, as in the case with Mark Bertolini, Aetna's CEO, an almost fatal ski accident, to make these valuable changes.  Or, we could possibly use these examples to [...]

Hip Hip Hooray – Corporate America Enlightenment (1/11/18)2018-01-11T20:58:12+00:00
30 11, 2017

November 28

2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00

The Space Beside MeI reach out to the space besides meseeking a hold, the residual heatthat memorializes a once connectionthat is no longer an anchor.The space beside me once occupied in totalnow resonates with the filaments of my mind.Dense flashes piercing my heart,until they pile up in a wash of vinegar.The space beside me once [...]

November 282017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
16 11, 2017

November 14

2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00

This blog entry begins with two videos, one on the sound of "OM" and the other a witty but poignant video by JP Sears on being your authentic "weird" self.  Enjoy!Why "OM"?Journal QuestionsWhat do you notice after you chant or hear "OM"?Is there any other word, sound that you feel something similar?Get Weird!Journal Questions:How did [...]

November 142017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
9 11, 2017

November 7

2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00

(photo: Gina Marie)Yoga Sutra II.44 " Sacred study of the Divine through scripture, nature, and introspection (Swadhaya) guides us to the Supreme Self."There never seems to be a lack of opportunity to be introspective, that is for sure.  I am not assuming that you have all the time in the world to sit around and go [...]

November 72017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
9 06, 2017

June 6 Restore

2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00

Mantras  - What are They?The Wikipedia meaning or description of a mantra is this: A "mantra" (/ˈmæntrə, ˈmɑːn-, ˈmʌn-/ (Sanskrit: मंत्र);[2]) is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers.[3][4] A mantra may or may not have syntactic structure or literal meaning.(Wikipedia).A common and very powerful mantra [...]

June 6 Restore2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
23 05, 2017

May 16 and 23 Restore

2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00

To Be AwakeThe following excerpts were taken from The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo.  Enjoy!May 23 InspirationThere is always purpose in beingbut not always being in purposeHow easily we get caught up in defining who we are in relation to those around us. We first find ourselves alone in joy of what we're doing. [...]

May 16 and 23 Restore2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
13 10, 2016

October 11 Restore

2016-10-13T13:01:00+00:00

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade (various Carnegie, Hubbard, etc.)That is how I feel about my Daily Lessons in life.  And boy do I get them.  Not a day goes by that I don't learn something about myself.  It could be the smallest inkling of understanding that I will store away in my memory bank [...]

October 11 Restore2016-10-13T13:01:00+00:00
9 06, 2016

June 7 Restore

2016-06-09T14:47:00+00:00

The last remnants of my oldest daughter's high school career are seen on our couch.  Every school day since middle school, she has placed her backpack on that couch, so that she could grab it on her way out.  Early on, I could be seen walking her to the bus stop. A year later that [...]

June 7 Restore2016-06-09T14:47:00+00:00
21 05, 2016

May 17 Restore Series

2016-05-21T07:49:00+00:00

Feeling the Waves of my Breath (literally)I just had the most delicious, relaxing experience.  I floated for 90 minutes in a warm bath held up by over 800 pounds of Epsom salts and my breath.  This experience was brought to me by Halcyon Floats in Roxborough, http://www.halcyonfloats.com, a sensory-deprivation float tank spa.   I seized upon this [...]

May 17 Restore Series2016-05-21T07:49:00+00:00