Virtual Camaradarie – My Top 3 Blog Shares

As soon as I wrote the title to this post, I heard this song in my head: Jamiroquai’s late ’90s jam is actually more indicative of how I’m feeling, than what I actually intended to talk about. Coming back to work after a 4-day weekend is always rough…virtual insanity is not a far off descriptor.… Continue reading Virtual Camaradarie – My Top 3 Blog Shares


Too bad it doesn't actually smell like pears...

We actually got some rain this past weekend and decided to take a walk in it, because you know, it might never happen again!  We took a long one and along the way, we passed many of these beautiful, white, stinky pear trees. I love the look of them (until my nose gets a whiff)… Continue reading Juxtaposition

Dreams Realized

Dreams Realized

Perhaps it is the teacher in me, perhaps it is my appreciation for the Langston Hughes poem “Harlem”…but it makes me feel quite warm and fuzzy when I see dreams being realized.  I love nothing more than to see people achieve their goals, especially when I’ve seen them struggle so much. It is almost more… Continue reading Dreams Realized

Preservation of History – The Bradbury Building – Downtown Los Angeles

One of the things I found most intriguing about living in Europe was the age of all the buildings. Actually intrigued isn’t the right word – astonished is probably more accurate. After living in Los Angeles for so long, where the oldest landmarks around me were from the ’50s and ’60s (the 1950s and 1960s), and maybe… Continue reading Preservation of History – The Bradbury Building – Downtown Los Angeles

From Darkness to Light

Endless minutes spent on the mat Breathing life force into pockets of tenderness Healing the fractures, both inside and out Accepting the limits, but nudging the boundaries Expansion is inevitable.   Savasana arrives not a moment too soon Muscles are worked, the body is in tune Sweet relaxation must be the last step To process,… Continue reading From Darkness to Light

Nature’s “Lean In”

  There’s something I really like about seeing a flower lean towards the sun. It seems to instinctively know which way to grow in order to get what it needs, doesn’t it?  Some plants will even appear to get horizontal just to feel those rays, contorting themselves around fences,  and under rocks – it seems… Continue reading Nature’s “Lean In”