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Posts Tagged ‘happy’

Christmas Day yoga

I will be teaching a special yoga class Christmas morning at OmBase in Hillsdale. My Christmas Hatha Blend! class will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Suggested donation: $10-$20. All proceeds will be donated to Standing Rock. Spots are filling up, but there are still some openings available. Space is limited. Sign up ahead of time to secure your spot. You can […]


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 […]


Livin’ the dream

At the end of my yoga teacher training we did an exercise in class where we pretended like we were all getting together a year later for a reunion. As I type this I realize our reunion would be about now … We talked about what we did. The idea was if we said it as […]


Finding your paradise

I literally (pen to paper) wrote this post on Wednesday (October 15). As a native Arizonan and Tucsonan (born, bred and educated) I spent many summers in San Diego, as did many other Arizonans. Getting a tan, running my toes through the sand and the smell of salt water … that’s my ideal and dream vacation. […]


Pursuing happiness

You want to know the real reason I quit my job? I wasn’t happy. I was also becoming a person I didn’t like. And that definitely needed to change. When I started my yoga teacher training about a year ago (can’t believe that was a year ago) it wasn’t my intention to quit my job […]


The BIG decision

Near the end of my yoga teacher training we did a fantasy exercise. We pretended that we were at a reunion together a year later and we talked about what we had done over the past year since graduation. Baxter said if you said it out loud and as if you had actually done it […]


The best gift is giving to others

You feel better at Christmas when you give. ~Sarah on Radio Alice (while talking about toy drive) The above quote was said recently by a morning DJ when talking about the morning show’s plan to run a huge toy drive in the Bay Area. For many of us this is a happy time of the […]


Marriage is for me

Recently on Facebook I have seen many friends share the link to a story about a blog post titled: Marriage Isn’t For You. ViralNova reposted it and it is getting a lot of attention. I have wanted to comment on some of my friends’ posts. But I just decided to write my own response to […]


Committing to your good health

I have been thinking a lot about priorities lately. About what is important for me and to me. And what makes me happy. (Don’t forget about Do you want to be happy?) One of my friends/co-workers told me that something I said to her lately really hit a chord. And she suggested this be a […]


Do you want to be happy?

As much as I hate to admit this I used to watch Dr. Phil. His famous line (at least with me) was, Do you want to be right or do you want to be married? I realize he was trying to keep the peace in a relationship. But damnit, sometimes you just want to be […]