Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crying on the Mat - Yoga Journal Blog post

Crying on the Mat - Yoga Journal Blog post

I feel like this now! But nobody has died. Why is that?

At the end of Heated Vinyasa, in Child's Pose, I rest my forehead to the mat and I just want to cry.

Big, fat, sobs of sorrow.

It isn't just me.

Yoga moves the energy in our bodies so many different ways. But what's underneath there, I ask. What's trying to get out? Where does it come from?

I'll let you know when I figure it out!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

2013 Astrological Forecasts

These just in - for 2013. Now that the Saturn return is ending, how does this all shape up? What will happen next year? What have I learned about myself, and what will be applied? Let's see...


The opportunity to grow through your love and social connections this year is especially strong. You are seeking intensity in love, and are especially aware of the importance of healthy relating and intimacy. You could renew and deepen love commitments or social connections. Strong and stimulating--even motivating--attractions to others are likely. Secret loves or attractions may develop and existing relationships tend to rise to a higher level of insight and understanding. Romantic relationships and attractions have a fated quality to them this year. This could be a year when you fall in love, and this could be with a person, an activity, or a cause! Meeting someone who transforms your life, and more specifically your values and attitude towards love, is possible. Strong existing relationships are likely to grow and transform in rewarding ways, as you are more open than usual to intensity and passion. Your finances could also improve dramatically this year, generally due to your increased ability to strategize and cut out frivolous expenses.

There is charm and persuasiveness in the ways you present your ideas this year, certainly helping to smooth over differences in your personal relationships. You are able to express yourself more creatively.

There may be a project, idea, or person that demands much of your attention or occupies much of your thoughts. It's a strong year for any project or studies that require concentrated effort. You are especially resourceful. You can be especially persuasive and convincing in your communications, whether written or oral, and your perceptions are especially acute. You are inclined to do a lot of "digging", researching, analyzing, investigating, and getting to the bottom of things. Increased psychological awareness of yourself and others can benefit you greatly, and employing strategy in your decision making is easier than usual this year. Relationships with younger people may be especially rewarding and meaningful.

You can successfully combine imagination and effort this year. A sense that your dreams are realizable is with you, and this stronger faith and acceptance can serve you well.

While you can be very inventive this year, you need to be aware of a tendency to be attracted to impractical ventures. Your energy can vary greatly from one period to the next, so take advantage of the "high" periods in order to offset the possible loss in productivity during the low-energy stages.

You may be actively involved with teamwork and collaboration with others this year. Your passions are stirred, and there can be intensification of a romance or a significant new relationship.

Your love life can bring profound discoveries and deep changes. Money improves with strategic planning. You can throw yourself into projects and studies this year with more focus and motivation, although it will be important to watch for impractical ventures.

2012 is a Number Eight year for you. Ruled by Saturn. This is a year of power and accomplishment. Actively seeking to expand, taking educated risks, and moving forward are highlighted. This is a year of opportunity, particularly in the material and business world, and opportunities need to be seized. It's generally not a year to find a new love partner, simply because the focus is on the material world and your place in the world. This is a problem-solving year in which you can expect real, tangible results. Advice - take action, plan ahead, seize opportunities.

2013 will be a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice - let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.

The Chinese 2013 horoscope for Snake holds some expected advice and some surprises. It's true that one of Snakes biggest disadvantages is their inability to let their guard down when it's necessary. The truth is that this 2013 year of the black Snake you must learn how to open up to those around you if you want to get close to anyone or find success in your career.

2013 horoscope - The Snake In Love 

Whether single or partnered, the advice for you is the same: open up! No, it may not be easy, but you're always willing to do what it takes to make money, aren't you? You're willing to take risks because you know the reward is there. Somehow this business savvy you're so well known for doesn't translate for you into your personal life. High risk brings high reward, so try and let your guard down.

The Chinese 2013 horoscope for Snake also shows us that you need to work on being less sneaky. You're quite the suspicious one, and so you use this as an excuse to snoop through belongings or manipulate your partner into telling you something they don't want to tell you. This is not going to get the desired response. Your partner may be tricked into sharing something, but it won't be what you want to hear.

The Chinese 2013 horoscope for Snake shows us that there's actually very little that's going to change for you this 2013 year of Snake - unless you change it. In some years, the planets align and bring you change whether you want it or not. This is not the case this 2013 year. Instead, you will have to decide what you want to change and will have to find a way to change it. No one's going to do it for you.

2013 horoscope - The Snake at Work 

The Chinese 2013 horoscope for Snake shows us that if you want to be successful in your career this 2013 year of the black Snake, then you must be willing to use your tenacious nature to your advantage. You are quite willing to put yourself out there and take a chance with work, which is a great thing, but this year will bring new struggles.

There may come a point when your job becomes overwhelming and you consider simply giving up. Don't do it. Remember that you've gotten through a lot in your life and you will get through this, too. What may initially seem to be a long-term problem can actually be overcome much faster than you may think it will. Just put your head down, work through it, and come out the other end.

Your Chinese 2013 horoscope shows us that this 2013 year of Snake is a year for you to open up on a personal level, and that advice can be used for your professional life as well. This doesn't mean you have to tell your boss all your personal business, but it does mean that you should avoid the role of 'strong and silent' at work. Those who know you know that you can be quite warm. Let that personality shine through at work and you won't regret it.

Well. What do we think?

It's hard to say. I feel like Saturn isn't done fucking with me yet - or at the very least, it's left me with a lot to think about.
More later,

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Recent Yoga finds

Dear Bratteh Frehnds,

Well I've recently been hither and thither and found some good new yoga places to hang out and practice. If you are ever near by, check them out:

Room to Move Yoga
1008 Lawrence St, 2nd Floor
Port Townsend, WA 98368


The class: Kundalini Yoga with Selah Martha. Take a look at her pic - she's a keeper!

Selah Martha
And here is Selah Martha's website: She totally rocks! If I could move to Port Townsend and study with her every day, I would!

13 Orondo Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801


Bridget and Dakota Shae - (Wenatchee World photo)
This place is new, and full of young practitioners just starting out. They are offering an array of yoga styles from beginning to hot yoga. See their current schedule here:

I will probably be back to support them as they continue on this journey. And of course, I'll get upside down at home as often as practicable!



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wool by Hugh Howey

Wool (Wool, #1)Wool by Hugh Howey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

what's catchy about this is - now that I've read it, I'm one of the in crowd. One of those that know the ending. Kind of like the characters in the book. We know the truth. But those who haven't read it are still in the silo....

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

2012 Bridge to a Cure

Pics from today's bra hanging at the 2012 Bridge to a Cure event in Wenatchee, WA.

Donations benefit Wellness Place in Wenatchee, WA.

More later,and eat you bacon while you can still afford it,


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Meaning of life ramblings

Sunshine on your face.

That's all I can figure

You go around a corner and - bam! - the sun hits your face and suddenly your skin is warm.

And in that second, just right then, that's all there is. Just the sensation of warmth and sun on your face. That's all that matters, that captures your attention.

And that's the meaning of life.

Because really, we don't stay static. The sunshine comes. The sunshine goes. But there's just this moment - we're in the moment and - bam! - and that's all there is - that's the whole moment and moments are what we are made of. There's nothing else.

What's happening this moment is the meaning of life.

And that's all there is.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Omni pagan music

Darker and darker.

The sky grows deep.

Remember the lessons of the womb.

If you dare.

Become comfortable again with the agony of death.

We used to know...

We used to know...

When the night was dark.

When we all slaughtered sheep to eat.

When we were all frightened by the same things.

Remember. It's in there. Remember.

The time draws nigh again.