MN sojourn

I depart today back to New Mexico after brief visit to MN. I grew up in Rochester MN and my mom still resides there. My sister lives in adjoining state of WI and I got to see her as well. there. collage degrees Mom a. (sis in WI, she came visit too. saw lots of my beloved extended family as well.

This was an emotional stay. So many memories hit me like a brick 🧱. Wishes I could stay longer, see certain other hugely important people in my past life. sites I want to visit, a tour of Paisley park one example. A visit to Dad’s grave. Close-up of corn 🌽 tower. List is long and dunno if I could handle some places. a certain person who doesn’t want to stay in touch with. Regrets. amazing memories…..

Glad to get back to life in NM. Yet a part of me grieves.

Personal Practice

I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday at Vivify Hot Yoga. I read from Bernie’s Your spine, Your Yoga and was motivated to do some poses that I haven’t done in some time.I am so grateful that I spent my Sunday afternoon fueling my soul. Plus I taught a Yin Class with a bunch of beautiful souls. It was such an honor.

Have a beautiful Monday! 💜

Independence musings

Still smiling about my class yesterday. What a fun group. Satisfied with my playlist. I believe the Yogis had a good time

Feeling contemplative this morning. Mulling on a recurrent dilemma.

How the hell do I best meld my careers as a successful Yoga 🧘‍♀️ Instructor and Physical Therapist Assistant?

I want to freely discuss the power of yoga in rehabilitation and life in general to my PT clients. But I am to refrain from specifically mentioning Vivify there. That puts me in a bind when clients directly asked where.

I freely discuss the PT clinic I work at with my Vivify family. I’ve brought several yoga students to our PT clinic. Now I feel i should be equally vague to where I am PTA.

I need to specially discuss the wonders of both the clinic and Vivify to be happy with my career. Hence the conflict.

Perhaps cyberspace can give me directions. I know I am meant to blend my dual lives. I have a blast at Vivify. I HAVE to do my part in making Vivify successful.



I haven’t felt inspired to blog lately. Too much going on lately.

It is difficult to meld my beliefs in Physical Therapy and the healing potential of Yoga.  It is hard to find the time for self-love

I hardly get on my mat and take a class. I’m blessed that I took an amazing class yesterday at my beloved studio, Vivify Hot Yoga NM.  Grateful that my husband joined me and we took our first duo picture in recent times.


Vivify’s IG challenge has started to stoke the embers of creativity.



Vivify – my Sanctuary

I am so fortunate to be part of the Vivify Yoga Family.  I found this studio about a month after moving to NM.  I wasn’t terribly happy about this move.  I knew no one, I had to leave my friends and family in WA behind.  Just me and me husband.  I knew it was the right choice.  But it was still a difficult transition – a new chapter in my life.

Finding Viv – I immediately made dear friends of like-minded interests.  Shortly thereafter I started teaching at this lovely studio.  I have grown a lot teaching at Viv.  Ditto for taking classes there.

I have been too busy to take yoga “selfies” of late.  I had the treat of having a long lunch at ATI – and I went to Viv to enjoy a little personal practice time. I felt so much more alive after taking time for my passion.

I hope you enjoy this smattering of shots.  I hope if you live in ABQ or RR that I can talk you into coming to one of my classes at Vivify Hot Yoga NM.  There are a ton of class options by a lot of other gifted instructors and a spectrum of Yoga Classes, many that aren’t Hot. Like my Yin classes and a class called “Genesis”, a foundational classes.

Upon the “Anniversary” of my Father’s Death

I can’t not cry watching the opening scene of Guardian’s of the Galaxy. We watched it last night for the billionth time.  I love GOG so much.  There is some solace, and the movie is so fucking awesome.

I relate to ever so much.  The things that I wish I would have said.  But hey, I was 12.  So I really should forgive myself.

I hate May 8th.  Words cannot express how I love and miss my Dad.  This year I attended a class on Yoga and Therapeutic Rehabilitation.  It was a really good day, I learned a lot. I am glad that I was able to distract myself all day with a topic I find interesting and exciting.

On that note, I am going to watch GOG2 for the 2nd time. I really liked it the first time I saw it.

Love to Cyberspace and my beloveds extra Love.

Give you love ones a hug!  🙂