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Continuing to reinvent myself

At the end of my yoga teacher training in May 2014 we did an exercise in class where we pretended like we were all getting together a year later for a reunion. We talked about what we did. The idea was if we said it as if it did actually happen it would make it more real. We […]


Standing up for women

Wednesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It’s also a protest/strike day: A Day Without A Woman. More information can be found here. A day for women to strike. I have given this day, this strike a lot of thought. If I were still in the corporate world I would absolutely take the day off […]


We can be strong and support each other

Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. The come together and they fall apart. They they come together again and fall apart again. […]


Sundays off

Today was my last day regularly teaching on Sundays. I made a decision for me. I needed another day off. I needed to be able to spend more time with The Husband. I needed to be able to sleep in on Sundays. I needed to be able to make a brunch on Sundays with out-of-town […]


Ann’s third newsletter

My third newsletter came out Wednesday, June 1. I am reposting it for my GFG! readers right here. If you would like to sign up to receive future newsletters in your inbox, you can go right here to enter your e-mail address. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Friends, Thank you so much for your interest in my newsletter. Many have been asking when […]


Voting as a no-party liberal

Today is primary election day in Oregon. I’m a political person to a point. The first election I was able to vote in was when Bill Clinton ran for President in 1992. I was proud that Arizona went blue in 1996 for Bill’s second run. At some point I changed my party from Democrat to […]


My second awesome newsletter

My second newsletter came out last Thursday (May 5). I am reposting it for my GFG! readers right here. If you would like to sign up to receive future newsletters in your inbox, you can go right here to enter your e-mail address. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear friends, Thank you for your interest in my newsletter. If you didn’t […]


Here’s to another year of reinvention

At the end of my yoga teacher training in May 2014 we did an exercise in class where we pretended like we were all getting together a year later for a reunion. We talked about what we did. The idea was if we said it as if it did actually happen it would make it more real. We […]


My newsletter

Last Friday (April 15) I posted my first newsletter. I am reposting it for my GFG! readers right here. If you would like to sign up to receive future newsletters in your inbox, you can go right here to enter your e-mail address. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Hey friends! Welcome to my first newsletter. I’m so excited to start a […]


Each day is a gift …

We need to remember how precious each day is and live life to the fullest. I recently lost a student in cycle class. It was traumatic and scary. The very first cycle class I taught in the Portland-area I was a little nervous to teach as I was still new at teaching cycle, I was taking […]