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Posts Tagged ‘tucson’

Respecting, celebrating America as a melting pot

I am proud of my background and where I come from. I am grateful to be American and have the freedoms I enjoy. But I am also saddened and angry by blatant racism we are still plagued with in 2015. We all should be proud of where we came from. But we should also respect […]

Finding your paradise

I literally (pen to┬ápaper) 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. […]

Upcoming first official yoga class

In EIGHT days I will be a certified yoga teacher. This has been a long journey at Piedmont Yoga Studio’s Deep Yoga teacher training: 10 months of school, homework, yoga classes, observing and assisting, weekends, Thursday nights … Days after I graduate I am heading to my hometown of Tucson to have some R&R, visit […]

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 […]

A must read: A Gift of Hope

I recently read on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website,, about a book by Danielle Steel. Now when I was younger I read many of her romance novels. And then I kinda outgrew that phase. But the article that the Chronicle recently did on her latest book caught my eye and my heart. And I […]

It’s go time

The Husband and I are traveling to Tucson for Christmas … by car. We decided to drive as it is expensive to fly to Tucson and even more so for Christmas. We will need a car while in Tucson and for the second part of our trip to San Diego. I am not a huge […]

Ommm Shanti Shanti Shanti: Attention Tucson Yogis

I am excited to announce that tomorrow, July 30, my dad’s wife, Hilda, will have her Grand Opening of Mindful Yoga studio. Hilda is a registered yoga teacher and has taught in Tucson and San Francisco. According to the website, her practice is one of mindfulness with emphasis on the breath and honoring the body, […]

Mi familia

I spent a good amount of time last week at the hospital visiting my grandpa. (I was there every day for four days in a row. I also visited with him twice the day before he headed to the hospital.) Last Tuesday my grandpa had surgery. I spent between 6-7 hours in the surgery waiting […]