Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Plastic Problem

This is one of those serious problems I think we don't think enough about.  Came across this woman's blog and thought it was worth throwing out there.  I've almost eliminated plastic from my kitchen. I try not to buy anything when I grocery shop that's in plastic and I save and reuse all my glass jars.  Being mindful daily is part of life's journey in being responsible, regardless of whether it's consider difficult or inconvenient.  We wimp out too much. We say the words- "Oh I could never do that." Well then, yes I guess you can't because you've already defeated yourself right there.  You don't have to do it all at once, a little bit at a time, baby steps.

The Plastic Problem | The Plastic-Free Chef:

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thank you yogatrail! Don't forget to laugh....

Laughter is one of the best medicines!
This was posted via my friend's facebook page.  I had to laugh.  It is so true! Here's to discovering yourself in yoga and not to be put in a box regardless of what you or anyone thinks of your journey! Be mindful on and off the mat!

~ Lucy

Friday, November 9, 2012

How High Are the Stakes for You? | | Kim Anami

I like Kim Anami.  Some people don't because they don't feel uncomfortable with her genre of what she does.  While I may not agree with her across the board on her philosophy, I do think there is some relevance to what she says and teaches.  I do agree with what she says regarding her recent posting which I've linked to.  I can say this because I've experienced it first hand.  Believe me when the stakes are high and your hand is forced- you become truthful in a very painful way that the only way I can explain it, is in the same way you would cauterize an injury.  You do it to heal. Yes the truth sets you free. No, it isn't easy. Yes there is pain sometimes very extreme. And yes, things change- even the ones you call friends you surrounded yourself with.  I think it's relevant not just in your relationship with someone you love but in your life in general.  The stakes were very high for me two years ago and worth every penny of it! I'm glad it happened when it did because I'm not sure I would have ever realized it otherwise.


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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Info worth mulling over...

Okay, I didn't write this article to this link but I think it is highly relevant- especially since I hear this a lot and while I feel those I know in the yoga community are tolerant and have no problem with other religions I usually hear a lot of opposition from the Christian community- that being said  I thought there was a lot of wisdom that this woman had to share and it's worth reading and besides that I enjoy the website of MindBodyGreen as well.

Can you be a Christian and a Yogi

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


We've all heard the saying, " You are what you eat." Well the same goes with what you put on your skin.  Your skin is considered the largest organ of your body.  It filters and protects so it's worth thinking twice about what you're putting on it.  

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Noah Maze Yoga- Online

If for some reason you cannot make it to an actual classroom, Noah does an incredible online coarse. Teaching the fundamentals.  I just took this course and highly recommended it.  He turns no-one away and offers scholarships. If you want to deepen your practice and learn the fundamentals of each pose this is an excellent way to do it and interact with others online - it's a fabulous opportunity!

Anna's Second Wind...

I know of Anna through my yoga instructor, Michael Fukumara.  Such a beautiful young woman with strength and grace.  Her testimony of her life is a tribute to those around her.  It makes me appreciate the breathe I am able to take everyday.  It makes me mindful every time I think about complaining or being grumpy.  One of my favorite inspirational quotes, " Having a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That's called purpose. You're alive for a reason."  
So the next time you want to say or do something that passes from your lips that is not positive or is negative- be mindful and think how it influences those around you. Take a deep breathe with those perfectly good lungs of yours and know you have nothing to complain about.  I'm always amazed at the people I know who go through severe tribulations yet they have joy, they have peace and love and then I know healthy people who have no clue to that- may they look past their fears and find what they are searching for!

Monday, November 5, 2012


An amazing testimony of never say I can't!  I see Jeremy down at Cardiff Reef all the time getting in the water to surf with the help of his friends.  It's my goal to live every day without the words "I can't" in my vocabulary and to be the type of friend, sister, mother, daughter, lover in helping others realize the same thing!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Road to Life...

There are many roads to life, all of them lead somewhere but it is what we do on our road that is invaluable.  Sometimes it takes getting "hit by the bus" figuratively speaking to make your journey count.  This is exactly what happened to me.

This quote by Carl Gustav Jung drives that home:

"There is no coming to consciousness without pain.  People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul.  One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."

It has taken me 46 years to come to this realization and ALL the absurd things I did to avoid "facing my soul"  but I am ever thankful to start that journey now than to never have the realization.  Where is your journey?  Where is your road to life? Are you hiding? Insecure? Putting your existence into material things? Living your life through your children?

Take time.  Sit quietly. It may be painful but don't look away. Embrace it.