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Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Enjoying vacation

Since the end of 2006 I have been a fairly healthy person. In October 2006 I joined Weight Watchers and started on the venture to lose about 30 pounds. In March of 2007 I started regularly exercising, which still continues to this day. (And now I teach other people to exercise and practice yoga.) I […]


Getting ready to Spring Forward

Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) It’s that time again to Spring Forward (Sunday at 2 a.m.). I am not a fan of time change. I seriously don’t get the point of it. I grew up somewhere (Arizona) where time change doesn’t occur. So to my Arizona […]


Visiting family

I was born, bred and educated (Bear Down!) in Tucson, Ariz. I was recently in Tucson to attend a family friend wedding and to visit my own family. I come from a decent-sized Mexican-American family (both sides). I haven’t lived in Tucson for about 17 years. Wow! I left at the end of 1997. But most […]


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. […]


Being 40 is awesome

Friends, today I turned 40. I have no issues with being 40. In fact, I am excited about it. I have looked forward to this day for many years. I have always looked much younger than I actually am. So I like shocking people with my true age. Just the other day someone told me […]


Back to life, back to reality (and routine)

I have been on vacation for the past two weeks. Spent some time in Tucson visiting my family, resting and relaxing and celebrating my yoga school graduation and teaching my very first yoga class. The second week Curt and I headed to Amsterdam with our friend Jacob. The past two weeks I have enjoyed my […]


Spring Forward

This post is brought to you by the free wifi from the Starbucks in Harrah’s in Reno. Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) It’s that time again to Spring Forward (tomorrow at 2 a.m.). I am not a fan of time change. I seriously don’t get […]


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone. A new year is always exciting. A clean state. A new start. Or maybe just a continuation of things already forming and molding and becoming. I have known for some time that January is going to be a challenging month for me. And I am trying to not freak out about […]


Back to my routine

From my posts last week you know that I was on vacation. I had a great, amazing and relaxing time with The Husband in the Caribbean. The water on Turks and Caicos was absolutely a beautiful, gorgeous turquoise. I lounged a lot, slept in a lot, got some sun. I also ingested a lot of […]


We are family

I was born, bred and educated in Tucson, Ariz. I left about two weeks after I graduated from college when I was 23. Most of my family members never leave Tucson. So it was a big deal for me to leave and move somewhere where I knew no one. But for the sake of my […]