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Posts Tagged ‘portland’

Snowpocalypse Part 4

Wow, Snowpocalypse Part 4 came to Portland with a vengeance. Please be safe and stay warm. Only drive if you absolutely have to. The best way to keep updated with the status of my classes is to visit: gofitgirl.com/yoga-classes/. That will be the most up-to-date place to find out if classes have been canceled. (I […]


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 life a year later

A year ago today I left the corporate world. (Tomorrow will be the year anniversary of my first day of FUNemployment.) A lot happened to lead up to my decision. And I won’t go into details here why I did. But it was time for me to go. (I have talked about it somewhat in […]


Being a yoga student

Twice this week I headed to Turtles Yoga & Wellness and took yoga classes. I was a student and not the teacher. I do truly love teaching. And I have a regular home yoga practice. But when you get to take a class and let someone else come up with a plan and you get […]


Be careful when it comes to alarmists

It’s summer! In Portland (and Oregon) we are in a heat wave. (It’s been much longer than the average heat waves. And we are at about 10 degrees warmer than normal. When you don’t have air conditioning that can be uncomfortable and downright miserable at times.) In the townhouse community Curt and I live in there […]


A year later

A year ago today I graduated from my yoga teacher training at Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, Calif. Wow, it’s already been a year? Wow, it’s only been a year? Marilyn, my mother-in-law, asked if there would be video of my graduation. I told her no, but there would be photos. Curt did end up […]


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 […]


The risks of ultraviolet exposure

Since moving to Portland I have noticed a lot of dentists, Goodwill stores and pet hospitals. There are also a lot of tanning salons. According to Sperling’s Best Places, on average Portland has 144 days of sun a year. (The U.S. in general has 205 average sunny days.) Current Results estimates Portland to have 142 days […]


Getting back to my basics

As I type this post it’s raining outside and I am sipping my coffee. I just finished my home yoga practice. (I started working on this post yesterday morning.) I won’t type long and will finish this post later as I really want to get to reading my book. When I was a little girl I […]


And GFG! is back

I’m baaaack! Years ago Curt and I were in the Philly area visiting his brother and family along with Curt’s parents and grandma. Some of the family went on a canoe outing. Our nephew James was about 4 at the time. As we got closer to the canoe spot James started to recognize it as […]