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Love and unlearning in a time of waking up

Love is my answer. I chose love with my entire being. I will not make decisions from a place of fear. I choose to act from a place of love. Love is strength. Love is action. Love is how I ground myself. We are in times of change. The need for action has been upon

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Art for peace and centeredness

When I was 28 and a high school Spanish teacher at Harbor High School in Santa Cruz, California I had a good friend Larry who was also a teacher at Harbor. Larry ran a support group for students at the school who needed connection. I made a poster for him to show my gratitude for

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Maintaining fitness motivation in an ongoing pandemic

How are you doing maintaining your fitness now that the gyms are closed, races have been cancelled and we are still in quarantine?? Before we dive into a few things I’m doing to keep my fitness happening, a BIG thank you for all the turning 55 love! It was a great birthday. I am still

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Birthday Fun! May you be happy, healthy and at peace

I mentioned last week in my post about doing inversions that I LOVE LOVE LOVE the month of May!!!  Big reason I love May is that the 12th is my birthday. I’ve always loved birthdays. When I was a kid my family had a rule, we only got a full fledged birthday party every other

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Yoga inversions for calm, energy and to support your immune system

Happy first day of May!  May just happens to be one of my most favorite months, likely because my birthday is May 12th!!! Also, tulips and daffodils are blooming and lilacs burst forth! All colors and flowers I love wholeheartedly! How are you hanging in with this challenging coronavirus time? I must admit, I’m experiencing

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3 tips for staying fit during a pandemic

I identify as an endurance athlete. That’s nothing new to those of you who read what I write every week. In recent weeks, there are times that I type the words, “endurance athlete” and I catch myself doubting. I’ve been working on my website redesign (it’s not done yet!) and I’ve been working on my

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