Who re U?

I saw the word – one of my least favorite. Riding my bike to work, lifting my mood and my eyes toward the blueish sky, there it was: Whore. Broken, with space between the letters in black spray paint on the new cement wall. First the WHO then a space before the RE. Before I… Continue reading Who re U?

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The only other constant.

Change: the only constant. I know that. Really I do. But do things have to change so fast? From one moment to the next it can feel like my life is turned upside down. I want to scream or hit someone or worse, lie down in front of some oversized construction equipment. So what strategies… Continue reading The only other constant.


Once again: Enough

I left the house in the perfect 5 pm sunlight after self doubts and self criticisms. The same self depreciation got so boring that I dashed onto my bike and into this light that made me feel just that: light. I smiled my way past a sunny yellow house, passed an old mayan man on… Continue reading Once again: Enough


Don’t Grow Up to be Like Me

I was sending a text to a new yoga teacher who seems to want me as her mentor. I never have seen myself in that light. I look for the mentor: someone who can help me with my goals, my insecurities, my boundless fears on success and failure, someone to give me courage, confidence, assure… Continue reading Don’t Grow Up to be Like Me

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Opening December 21, 2015

So excited and proud to announce that yes, we will open Tribal Yoga Studio Monday, December 21, 2015, the winter solstice.  After that, each day gets a little lighter. Om Peace Om Love Om come and see us Monday: Vinyasa Flow, 9 am with me, Joanne Fanny; Hatha with Alignment with Eugenia at noon or Deep Flow at… Continue reading Opening December 21, 2015

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Stay Fearless

Yesterday as I left the construction site that is soon to be my yoga studio, I had an idea. I quickly calculated how much money I had left in the bank and, for a second, decided to use it all to pay off my car, drive into the mountains and escape. I was afraid. I… Continue reading Stay Fearless

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Resisting the Tendency to Quit

January is coming to an end. The resolutions and readjustments of your life are settling in. It is time to pat yourself on the back and relax into the new rhythm of your life. The pattern is setting, your body feels better, your life perhaps more manageable, the days are getting longer, the mornings and… Continue reading Resisting the Tendency to Quit