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Posts Tagged ‘work’

GFG! BIG announcement

In the past 10 months or so I have been doing a lot of thinking, exploring, reflecting and starting to make changes in my life. I am excited and nervous about the opportunity I am about to take on. Starting next week I will begin a 10-month yoga teacher training program at Piedmont Yoga Studio. […]


Comment Contest Tuesday: Starr wants to hear stories

We haven’t had a Comment Contest Tuesday in some time. So I think it is time for one, don’t you. Let’s do something a little fun this time. My name is Ann. But when I was a kid (and still now) most of my family did and still calls me Annie. There was also Annie […]


No excuses … Week 2

This past week was Week 2 back to healthy living. It was a challenging week at work. I didn’t just work long hours, they were also intense hours. I kept my gym bag packed and ready to go in the trunk every day. Monday and Tuesday I worked long hours but was still able to […]


No excuses

Monday was my day to get back on the healthy living wagon. No excuses. The cafe at work always has healthy options for breakfast and lunch. (Curt and I were out of town over the weekend so I didn’t have a chance to get to the grocery store.) Having the work cafe means I have […]


Back to healthy, clean living

Oh man. I feel like I have been writing these posts too often lately. I have been allowing myself to get out of my routine way too much recently. Yup, I usually have a good reason or “excuse.” And we all fall off the wagon and experience life. And sometimes I give myself permission to […]


I need my routine!

The lack of posts have to do with many things going on in my life. Nothing major. Don’t freak out. It’s just life. Today I am going to talk about the BART strike, which is drastically affecting my life even though I don’t actually take BART to work. (For those of you who don’t know, […]


Yoga pose: Child’s Pose

Earlier this week I wrote about dealing with grief and yoga. One of the poses (Child’s Pose) is part of the mini practice I found and shared on Monday as well. A few of my co-workers and I did a mini yoga practice yesterday. My friend Maria lead a short little meditative relaxing practice. And […]


Dealing with grief

We don’t get over our grief, we change our relationship to it.- Lyn Prashant Life is suffering, the Buddha says, and even if you’re not given to abstractions it’s easy to see that life can be hard. The added strain of a major loss can make your world unremittingly bleak. Over the weekend my friend/co-worker/leader […]


Chihak cousins take on Austin

I spent 5-6 days in Dallas for an international trademark conference. I allowed myself to enjoy food and drink. And boy, did I. The day I arrived and Day 2 I hit the gym at the end of the day. And then the gym time went down hill after that. Late nights, early mornings and […]


Training, travel and all that comes with it

As I am writing this I am sitting at a restaurant at the Oakland airport waiting for my flight to Dallas. I am attending the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting. The past two years I have attended the Trademark Administrator’s Conference. But because they are revamping that conference/training there is not one this year. So […]