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Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Happy Summer Solstice

Welcome Summer! Read below for some fun ways to welcome Summer with me today, tomorrow and Saturday. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac Summer Solstice happens today, Thursday, June 21, 2018 specifically at 6:07 a.m. EDT (3:07 a.m. EDT). In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice occurs when the Sun reaches both its highest and northernmost […]


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 […]


Partnering with Athleta in June

Turtles Yoga & Wellness (a studio where I teach) and Athleta Washington Square are partnering as June Studio of the Month. On Saturday, June 11 from 8-9 a.m. I am teaching a FREE yoga class. See Facebook invitation here. After my yoga class I am inviting friends and students to join me for a quick […]


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 […]


Happy Summer Solstice

Today is the Summer Solstice. June 21. The first day of summer. Many yoga practitioners celebrate by practicing Surya Namaskar, Sun Salutes. The tradition is to practice 108. There are many things I found giving significance to the number 108, from it being a sacred number in yoga and Hinduism to mathematical to many other […]


Veggie munching, summertime grillin’

In most parts of the country it is unofficially summer. Except where I live … in the Bay Area. It has been like winter around here: cool, rainy, wet, windy, not sunny. So I am guessing my readers from everywhere except here have already done some grilling, been to a barbecue or are planning one […]


Taking it easy

I am either coming down with a cold or allergies. But I am leaning toward allergies. When I lived in Arizona my worst allergy attacks were in the summer or when I was around loose hay. And it has been summer here lately. High 90s yesterday and today. Regardless I am taking a break from […]


Thank goodness for tornado fans

It has been a bit warmer these days. Well, it is summer. So you know, hitting anything above 70 around here is hot! Well, afternoons or evenings at the gym, especially upstairs, is almost unbearable. Since they won’t let us open to door anymore during spin class they got us an extra fan! I got […]