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big leap and gratitude

1 Sep

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whew!  i took a bold leap spent two months this summer in LA.  and i’m reflecting on my time now that i’m back in DC.

serendipitously, i was fortunate to stay with a fabulous fellow yoga teacher with a 10-year california-based practice.  she generously showed me the ropes and encouraged me along the way.  thank you so much Kaia!  and thanks to Zanne for the link!

with strong intentions and a lot of pavement pounding, i taught a three-part series of yoga classes at Agape International Spiritual Center and two workshops at Bhakti Yoga Shala.

finally, my heartfelt thanks to all those who…
helped me in large ways and small ways
bought my stuff on craigslist (thank goodness!)
encouraged me when i was worried
told/showed me where to get good eats in LA
listened to my tearful ramblings and laughed with me through the crying
cheered me on when i wanted to give up and celebrated with me when i achieved
responded to my infrequent newsletters and sent love and support across the miles

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how play points to purpose

9 Mar

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years ago when i was in school to become a health counselor, a guest lecturer, Michio Kuchi (macrobiotics expert) stumped the entire audience (500+ individuals) that day when he asked: what do you think you are doing here in this life?  what is the purpose of life?  patiently, he let us guess for a while.  he chuckled, and in his own time, he let us in on his answer: we are here to play.

though i accepted his answer as correct (i mean he is a pretty wise old dude, you know), it wasn’t until earlier this week, Continue reading