Monthly Archives: June 2010

where am I when I’m not here

Took Luka for a nice walk; but while she was sniffing and rolling and ever present, I was lost in my thoughts and moving on auto pilot, unaware and anywhere but where I was.  Perhaps it is the new job.  As a milieu counselor to teens in a residential rehab, I have to be hyper […]

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the one who is at play everywhere

This morning I officially taught my first yoga class.  It was wonderful.  I was subbing for a friend of mine so I felt a little ease in that.  Her students are pretty regular, so I wouldn’t likely have brand new students.  And in fact I only had two.  They were gracious and in good spirits, […]

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cleaning house

I have been busy these past few weeks.  I am working a new job as a milieu counselor with teens in a residential rehab. I really enjoy it and am grateful.  I have also been working a lot on my yard. I inherited a beautiful landscape..but it has gotten jungle like and I need to […]

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Burn Line

Things I miss about about living in the country… burning my yard debris.

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summer

We’ve had our share of rain this spring in Portland.  While I love the greenness of this place, I welcome the steady sun of summer.  Sometimes we have summers in Portland that aren’t really summer.  The temperature goes up to the seventies, but the sky just never seems to clear.  Please let this not be […]

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zen and the art of motorcycle riding

Nothing forces you to be more in the moment than performing a task which demands both your mental and physical attention. This past weekend I took the Beginning Rider Class with Team Oregon. The weather was less than ideal, drizzly and not warm. I was nervous.  I’ve never ridden a motorcycle before.  But I learned. […]

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today….I

will spend the day painting. Some days I feel lucky to call myself an artist.  I try hard not to let the words define me.  What I do is not who I am.  It is easy to believe otherwise, sometimes I even want to.  I can imagine myself to be anything. Today I will not […]

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Allergies

Off the chart last night. What is it that I am so sensitive to?  I want to be frolicking outside, but there is something in the air that is causing an adverse reaction in my body. A little yoga practice tonight relieved the pressure in my head.  Love my  Adho Mukha Svanasana, nothing works better […]

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the every day

“Enlightenment is  not a denial of the world.  Is is the experience of seeing deeply into the nature of existence.”   from Jivamukti Yoga I once lived very manically, swinging from high to low, never spending too much time in the middle.  Mistakenly I believed my creativity lay in the extremes of my emotions, never understanding […]

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