Just call me “Yogi Mama Bear”

It’s a great feeling to be following the right path. Yoga has changed me or rather assisted me, in being me. Comfortable, healthy, confident, stable and balanced. Becoming a teacher is motivated by my desire to “teach from testimony”; mine has been an unusual life and one filled with many obstacles. I have learned that it is all perspective and that our mental and physical health are the cornerstone to how we feel and the life we live, how we treat others and how we react to how others treat us. It is my pleasure to assist people and aid in lessening their suffering and or pain but to properly do so…I have more training and certifications ahead of me. This is really just the beginning!

Yoga Instructor

First time Instructing a Yoga Class Selfie ; )

It took me 40 years to look this good!

Now, the next 40 will be spent on FEELING GOOD! I began a journey with yoga / Ayurveda  Medicine in Feb 2014, Today I turn 40 and I had planned on being certified by this date…due to some unforeseen challenges that timeline has been lifted.

Now no set timeline in which to obtain my certification in Yoga/Ayurveda, it will happen but the main thing is the daily practice (except Sundays) that is and has been my saving grace since that very day in February when I walked through the Red Door @REDDOORYOGA in Lantzville and into my future self.

The same little girl just now in a woman’s body and mind, the clarity, confidence and control a woman must exhibit throughout her life…some of us only realize… well for me post Motherhood and some extra trials to fine tune this self.

People speak of self-love and letting go and being positive so lightly but when you weren’t taught these methods it takes time and experience to learn.

Here’s to me turning 40, here’s to my favorite two people in the world, My Motivation Alicia and my Inspiration Winston. Today we are headed to Mommy’s Favorite place on earth, LONG BEACH, TOFINO< CANADA. It is good to be back home, I certainly am enjoying my homeland more as an adult than I got to as a child, making sure that will not be the case for my babies, theirs will be a life of continued support, joy and health. I am teaching them now…and had I not been through all that I have, well I just would not know what I know.

Here’s to being a life long learner!

Happy 40th to me. xo

 

 

Unhappily Married

Oh the ripples of one night…one decision…wrong information…the lies…no help…

Learning to live happily while in a Marriage to someone I wished to flee but could not. This is my life’s challenge and it is in realizing my accountability for my own personal joy that actually makes it possible. No one has the power to make you happy or unhappy, they can certainly test your fortitude and focus on either but surely with self love, balance and good health even the most unpleasant of circumstances can be weathered. Are you following my storm, my journey, my life? In spite of many odds against me I continue forward marching, God’s little soldier for truth, decency and love. They may encamp around me but what can man do to me, God is on my side!

Next week I turn 40, it is lucky I have made my own plans for else there would be none. How isolated I have become from those who love me and whom I love. All so that I may be a Mother to my children but I do it gladly as I recall how my own mother was too busy searching through life for her calling; to fulfill her motherly duty. I will not repeat that or many other cycles from a dark family past that I have had to confront, survive and I suppose at this point in my life publicize so that it may help another young girl or a middle aged one like me… to in the words of Winston Churchill “Never Give Up.”

As women the choices we make in our career, bedroom and within our own minds impacts the lives of our children and we must therefore be WISE and where we are not seek council for the decisions we make influence the future.

 

 

No Help!

The best part of there not being anyone to help…you get back up and help yourself, at least that’s what I did…survival doesn’t mean by any means necessary, necessarily… but it sure does mean…not by the means advised by those who didn’t take the time to understand or care about the specifics of your circumstances in the first place…

A new Gallery has opened its doors…

On Vancouver Island you will find a small town located Oceanside just North of Nanaimo off the Parkway, Lantzville BC. You can take Ware Rd. and turn left onto Lantzville Rd.
The Address is 7217 Lantzville Rd. # 2

Next door to Canada Post, RISO, White Bridal and Blissful Days Spa and Esthetics…

Call for Artists

Exciting Times

Went from trying times to exciting times with-in a few years. Granted those years in-between felt like a lifetime in Hell… Let me explain; the transition from a Single Woman to a Mother in a serious relationship is not one … Continue reading

The Wait…

It should end tomorrow. Mind you, it should have already been over, we should have already Closed Escrow. Yet, now there is another delay and extension required. Will it all fall through or is the deal, “Money in the Bank”? I have never been a patient one and so the wait to find out if all is well and we can have a final close date or simply accept that this deal and possibly the entire idea of selling the house is a mistake? Is it really possible that we are meant to stay here in LA and my return Home as I have been anticipating is in fact not to Lantzville but rather to LA?

What a whirlwind; long-term investments such as Property needs to be managed, maintained and costs a shit load of money so make sure you are ready for Real Estate before entering. I can’t say I was and yet I had worked several years for a Property Development Firm in Beverly Hills, learning about Construction and Property Management. Along with the Certificate in Real Estate I received in 2009, my past experience hadn’t prepared me, I have had a lot of surprises.

Right now it’s all I can think about and the one thing I know for sure is it’s all in God’s Hands.

Stay Tuned…

Going Home 

It’s the weirdest thing, going home. I mean I haven’t been there for a long time and even then it was only for a short while as before that I hadn’t been there for Ten Years and even that was just to visit. I think… It’s amazing how time flies when you are running  and really even when you just sit still it continues…

As I look out over the beautifully manicured golf course and feel the heat of the desert I so enjoy…I don’t particularly like the flies… My thoughts are on the homeward journey…Family has and is my number one focus but I can honestly say I never new what Family meant until now. At 38 I get it! I have literally observed hundreds of families from different cultural and economic backgrounds in an effort to grasp what it was I have been seeking and longing for my whole life, what it is exactly that I want in my life. 

For me it is quite simple, it is the richness of Family.