Archive for the 'Family' Category



Thank you, friend.

Published on May 3, 2011

Yesterday we said good-bye to our friend Babka (named after the “Chocolate Babka” episode on Seinfeld). We had the pleasure of his company for 7 years. Babka spent the first few years of his life with Darla in Fresno as Buster Brown. When she moved back East, he became part of our family and we […]


Pranayama: Breathing lessons

Published on April 5, 2011

Our next step on the eight fold path is pranayama. Literally pranayama means control of energy. In some yoga classes, pranayama isn’t taught as a part of the yogic experience. Of course the asanas can be done without focus on the movement of breath or the linking of breath with the movement. Patanjali’s yoga considers […]


Satya: Being true to ourself

Published on January 13, 2011

The yama satya is about truth or non-lying. We bring this to the mat by truthfulness in our feelings, thoughts, words and actions. In our life on and off the mat, this can be a challenge. When we attempt a pose that our body is not yet ready for, possibly causing ourself physical injury (ahimsa), […]


Yoga inside and outside

Published on December 5, 2010

On Thanksgiving morning, 8 yogis took time to come together and give thanks. Our practice was focused on a grateful heart and a joyful practice. We brought canned goods and gift cards which were given to a family in the Centerville area. It was a wonderful way to begin a special holiday! And of course […]


YOU have been invited to Anne’s 81st!

Published on August 10, 2010

Here are a few memories from Anne’s party. A nice luncheon was served from Whole Foods along with an Edible Bouquet (instead of a cake!). Anne enjoyed the attention and the ladies at the home chimed in on the festivities!


Computer melt down: No blogging, Yes Monday nite yoga!

Published on July 24, 2010

Don’t worry! The computer is in the shop and I am borrowing my husband’s for the moment! Yes, there will be class this Monday nite, July 26 from 6:30-8pm at the UU Church of Fresno. We’ll continue on with the third chakra soon!


My Bi-annual Chore

Published on May 8, 2010

In May of 2008, I blogged about my last Can O Worms cleaning. Obvious that it was time once again, I set aside time to complete the chore today. It has now been eight years that we have been vermicomposting. It seems like a natural part gardening to compost and to vermicompost. Our garden benefits, […]


Getting Back on the Horse

Published on January 2, 2010

In two days, it will be one year since my skiing incident of 2009. Today, we went to Badger Pass and tried me out again. I have to say, as I walked to the beginning of the trail, I felt alot of anxiety. I looked at the snow and wondered if I could really do […]


2009! Soon to be gone!

Published on December 22, 2009

I asked my husband what kind of year he thought 2009 had been and he had a look of horror on his face as my answer. Yes, 2009 brought some challenges that I (we) were unprepared for in general. So much occurred relatively at the same time, which makes it even more difficult to keep […]


Thanksgiving,2009

Published on November 29, 2009