Thursday, January 9, 2014

Where did 2013 go?

WOW - I can't believe it's 2014 already! More to the point I can't believe it was 2012 when I last posted on here - talk about consistency!!
Goodbye 2013!

For me the sun set on 2013 on this beach near Kona and 2014 started equally beautifully with my first sun salutation of the year on the same beach. But before this sounds too idyllic things went down hill pretty quickly after that with travel delays, plane mechanicals and a nice dose of the flu! However, on the positive that did give me time to check out some pretty cool blogs last weekend while recovering (more on them later) and long story short, it also led me right back here! It's been too long and I feel a timely reunion coming on.

So much has happened in the last year - I've left suburbia and have moved out to a farm in beautiful Camarillo - it's amazing how far 20mins will take you. I've  also started a new job - well they say change is as good as a rest!

Also, from reading Sarah's last post it's amazing how somethings have stayed the same - I think we are both still chasing that elusive 12lb goal, which in my case may actually be closer to 15 after the Holidays.

So to 2014 - a little less suburban and a little more wild?
I'm hoping to include more yoga adventures with Sarah in the great outdoors, share some healthy recipes inspired by farm life and enjoy more creativity which has taken a bit of a back seat since the big move!

What are you hoping for this year?

Time to set your intentions for a happy, healthy 2014!

Namaste! X


And here are a few views from the farm to get started.....

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Healthy Inspiration

I got a text from Leonie after she heard me complain about how chubba wubba I got the last six months, “hey do you fancy helping inspire each other to loose 12lbs? Maybe a joint project we can work on and blog on process…”

What an awesome idea. “Yes!” was my answer of course.

I’ve been feeling kind of blah lately. Kind of bloated, tired and grumpy. I am 100% positive the food I’ve been consuming is not helping that at all.

Also I just remembered the hubby and I have a 40th Bday party to attend April 12th. That in itself is inspiration to look cute in front of all my hubby’s friends.

My plan will go along the path of Paleo/Primal and as close to Whole 30 guidelines as I can manage. I’ve tried this before and saw awesome results in the way I feel (most important) and how my body looks (secondary really in the grand scheme of things). For me this plan works because I love to cook. I can meal plan easy and bring my lunches to work.

So with all this said. I started changing my food habits on Monday April 1st. Hopefully in 12 days I will feel a little less bloated. Then I can continue on this path until I am back to where I want to be, fit and fun.

Here is the first meal. Starting with a hearty breakfast for the morning of April 1st. Skillet eggs with pasture raised pork and greens. And dinner that night, zucchini pasta with grass feed beef meat

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Lately I have none. Well I have one, it is boring. Yep, my style lately is boring.
I love fashion. I always have. Leonie, my dear blogging buddy does too. She and I went to lunch yesterday and I realized she looked great and I looked well… dull.
Three years ago my style was pretty cute. I had a corporate job where I made a bunch more money so I spent said money on clothes and fancy shoes. I was a boss so I had to look nice for meetings, etc. Fast forward to now. My job is a casual one and I am not a boss. I took a step back in Corporate America to focus on Yoga and other fun life stuff. I am not trying to get ahead in my day job and for some reason this has translated into boring clothes.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fresh Eggs

Have you ever had fresh eggs? 

Not just the grocery store bought ones. If you have a friend who has chickens beg for some eggs. If you ever have the opportunity to buy fresh pasture raised chicken eggs jump on it.

I have dedicated myself to finding higher quality ingredients. Knowing where my food comes from is important to me now. I try to find quality local eggs whenever possible.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I love this poem by Rumi. It reminds me to keep hoping and trying.

Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.

It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times.
Come, yet again, come, come. — Rumi


For more on Rumi follow the link attached here: Who is Rumi?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Art of Yoga

A couple of Saturday's ago I happened upon a link from LA Yoga about The Art of Yoga - A morning of Yoga, Art and Music at the Getty Museum. Loving all three of these I was immediately interested and without hesitation grabbed my mat and headed out and off down the 405.

Ashley Turner led the yoga session with music by KCRW's Jason Bentley and this was followed by a guided tour of the Gustav Klimt's The Magic of Line Exhibition.

Klimt's The Kiss

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MBD - Monarch Butterfly Day!

The other morning I was teaching my outdoor yoga class at River Park in Ventura, it was a gorgeous sunny morning - which happens more often that not in Southern California thankfully!

Towards the end of class a beautiful Monarch butterfly came by and flew around us for a few minutes. I love these creatures and have been trying to create a more Monarch friendly habitat in my garden so for me at least it added a special something to the morning.