Exploring The Great Outdoors In The Tualatin Valley

Do you know where the Tualatin Valley is located? I bet you don’t, but you should. It’s right outside of Portland’s backyard. That’s Portland, Oregon. And it’s one of the most beautiful places to vacation in the USA if you like the great outdoors. … Continue reading

These New Books Will Help You Reinvent Yourself

It’s been many years since I’ve had kids at home who are starting a new school year, yet come September I always think about new beginnings. The past month, my mailbox has been filled with new books that can help you reinvent yourself and make positive change. Since … Continue reading

Mindfulness, Happiness, and More Trends From the 2017 Book Expo

When I was growing up in the Bronx, NY, I loved going to the public library. My mom and I would walk across Mosholu Parkway from our home. Mom would go food shopping – which took a long time since … Continue reading

My Yoga Journey: Celebrating One Year As A Teacher

Last month, marked one year since I completed my Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Program at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies. Since graduation, I’ve taught 70+ hours of yoga to mature adults and seniors as old (or should I say as … Continue reading

Making The Most Of My Mindfulness Journey

It has been almost 10 years since I studied mindfulness meditation. My therapist C at the time had suggested I sign up for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Program at The Penn Medicine Program for Mindfulness. It was right after my husband M died … Continue reading

“Welkom” to the Beauty of the Philadelphia Flower Show

Welkom to my blog this week where I share beauty from the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. I welcome you in Dutch because this year’s Flower Show celebrates “Holland: Flowering the World.” According to Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS): “No other country is as well know for its … Continue reading

My Post 50 Yoga Journey: Time To Celebrate Accomplishments

“How do you feel?” asked my teacher B after I concluded my final one hour practice teach to become a yoga instructor. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for all that I had accomplished during the past 16 months of YTT200 training … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Snacks That Are Great For Spring Munchies

Finally the weather is warming up. I am so ready to get back outdoors after a long winter. According to my ayurvedic studies, it’s good to put your feet on the earth every day. This is a challenging task when … Continue reading

My Post 50 Yoga Journey: A New Perspective on the Body and Mind

It’s been a while since I shared progress on my post 50 journey to become a yoga instructor. Through my education at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, I’m gaining a new perspective on the union between the body and the mind. Our Amazing Bodies … Continue reading

Staying Young At Heart With A Healthy Heart

“Your blood pressure is 103 over 77, that’s low,” said the Walgreens’ pharmacist. “Are you taking any blood pressure medication?” “No, but I did do my morning meditation,” I replied. “Good for you, keep up whatever you’re doing” said the … Continue reading