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Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Taking an inward journey

On Saturday in my all-day teacher training class we focused on meditation. I think meditation is an important part of yoga practice and frankly, life. But I don’t have a regular mediation practice on my own. I can barely get in my 30-minute home yoga practice five times a week. Mary, who taught class on […]


Keeping the calm this December

Almost every December I sign myself up for too much and get completely overwhelmed. I have decided to cut back on a few things this year. Between a crazy time at work and school and the usual December craziness I had to make some decisions for me. I love sending out holiday cards. So that […]


Challenge: Get those abs in while watching calories

Wow, can you believe that it is already November? Halloween is over. Do you have candy lingering? Before we know it it will be December and Christmas and then a new year. 2014! Go Fit Girl’s November Monthly Challenge ideas come from many Go Fit Girl! readers/friends. Nicole M. asked for something abs related and […]


Sharing the love of reading

A friend/co-worker gave me a DonorsChoose.org gift card for Christmas. I could donate my $25 to any school/classroom listed on the website. There are so many schools listed. Just for schools in Oakland there are 207 and the ones I reviewed were all high poverty schools. How did I choose? This is how I narrowed […]


Basic necessities=Christmas spirit

Merry Christmas! Or happy whatever you celebrate or don’t. Enjoy your time off with your family or friends or if you choose to spend it alone. And for all those who have to work today, thank you. I feel lucky for all the family I got to see over the past few days: parents, my […]


Going home for the holidays

I am going home for Christmas. This makes me happy and also I have been feeling the stress before it even gets here. I love my family very much. Earlier this year The Husband asked if I wanted to back to Tucson for Christmas. Without hesitation I flatly said no. But then in June my […]


Dealing with expected/unexpected challenges

On Saturday I wrote about how I had an upcoming challenging week: dinners, lunches, possible lack of exercise. Sometimes we can plan for our challenges other times they are a surprise. I try to take them all in stride and accept that sometimes you fall off the wagon. At some point you get back on […]


My heart goes out to babies

Peet’s near my gym has gotten me into helping a couple of “new” charities. A few years ago there was a representative from a women’s day drop-in center, which I still support to this day. In fact, I just took some toiletry donations over there about a week ago. Today after spin I grabbed a […]


‘Tis the season to indulge

And my crazy December really kicks in. The first week was relatively calm. Today Curt and I are hosting a little gathering with a few friends called Cheesemas. We eat cheese and watch cheesy holiday movies. The first movie stars Rob Lowe called The Christmas Shoes. We ALWAYS watch it. The commentary is what makes […]


Don’t forget to breathe

Ah, the holidays are upon us. Tomorrow is the unofficial launch of the holiday season. I heard on the radio this morning that tonight is the busiest night for bars. I searched on Google to find more information about this. Many cities did stories on it. The one I decided to open came from Tucson, […]