Do more of what makes you happy… Make a list!

Make a list of things that make you happy Make a list of things you do every day Compare the lists – Adjust accordingly I read this on a Facebook post the other day. And for obvious reasons I love it. I went on this beautiful but slightly long hike (37.5 km, that works out…

Do more of what makes you happy…

It’s been an awfully long time since I wrote down anything personal. And so I feel rather awkward trying to tap into this joy that has spread out inside of me. I played piano at my friend’s house. On this beautiful immaculate instrument… I have admired it ever since I visited her for the first…

Some days everything works out just fine

The sun is peeking through the leaves overhead. I can feel the fall air on my skin. The voices of other people in the park are dropping away, blending into the background. I am early for my yoga class. A rare occurrence. I had the day off and thought it would be a mad dash…

There and back again… Part 2

It has only been a week. So much has happened… once again. I have traveled 70 miles, enjoyed the beautiful rolling hills and made new friends. I truly needed this time for myself. The hectic months had left me struggling for air. Things felt like they were unraveling. I found out that cleansing techniques and…

There and back again…

I haven’t checked-in during the last 18 days. So much has happened… I have traveled 10,000 miles, climbed a mountain and lost a friend. I finally understand that my roots are in Germany and my heart, that expansive-space-in-my-chest, will always be on the Pacific West Coast. And I realized that should we decide to move continents…

I am going places!

My very own ruby slippers. I truly believe that this is what Dorothy would have worn today instead of high heels on that brick road. But nevermind. Halleluja, I got new shoes. Since I discarded my old ones last falls, I have been meaning to replace them. I also dusted off my hiking boots a…

Day 45: Yoga on through

I actually had to check my calendar to find out where I am at. Well, I passed the 40 days. The result? Five days on, weekends off. My alarm is still set for 5:45 am and most mornings I have 45 minutes before my son stumbles in. I enjoy my quiet mornings, even though my…

Day 18: Some days are just the beginning…

Some days or any day Long, drawn out, epic or Short and sweet Fundamentally 24 hours Remembering forever or trying not to be reminded of Sometimes submerged, forgetting everything else around me And then this day once in my lifetime, receiving you, my son… And nothing stayed the same… I love you!

Up up and away

Something shifted. During the Christmas holidays, I finally sat down to put together a script for my first yoga class. The idea is to practice teaching by instructing other yogis that are attending the program with me. Completing ten of these classes on different subjects is a requirement to receive full credits. Well, there were…