She has all sorts of great ideas and is always thinking of new ways to do anything.
She reminds me to have goals and dreams.
She tells me to never give up.
Everytime I look at Tamra or hear Isara and her ideas, I see my mom in them.
She is strong, stubborn, and fierce.
She is living a full life.
She is a constant reminder of what I want to be when I grow up.
Happy Birthday Ma! Can't wait to see you soon and plan for more arts, crafts, boutiques, and fun!
*Mom, sorry this post didn't go out on your birthday as planned! I thought I had it set to on the 25th, but when we got home from Disney I checked and realized it was in draft form. Please know that I love you and was thinking about you all day on the 24th here as it was the 25th there in India. Love you!!! Jajinendra and Jaishrikrishna!
A few weeks ago I completed the 2011 SLO Triathlon as part of team Sweet Alexis! I did the bike portion. As you can see in the cute pic, our colors were pink! Sweet Alexis is a amazing local allergy free bakery here in town and we decided to wear it's colors. We all had matching shirts, but didn't have enough of the cute hats, so after I posted and won this cool headband from Nancy at Living the Dream...
...it was simply serendipitous to wear it!!!! It kept the sweat off my head and looked quite stylish...don't you think!? Thank you Nancy!!! I've been wearing it on my am walk/runs and covet it! Now I just have to keep it away from my girls! Thanks
Did you ever take a moment to study the way you breathe? I did this the other day while practicing my yoga and I was quite literally astonished. More so how I breathed after the session.
During yoga, I was calm, breathing in through my nose and out through my mouth....deep long breathes. But then when I started getting into the routine of the day, I noticed how quickly I was breathing...ans it usually coincided with the stress I was having. If I was stressed, my breathing became quick and rapid and almost to a point of holding my breath at times...crazy!!!
So I made a concerted effort to take deep slow breathes...and it was amazing how calming that was. Something so simple could be so easy!!!
In Yoga, breathing is essential and key to a great practice...is what I am learning anyway! Pranayama is what it is called. There are four stages.....
Inhalation (Pruraka)- in through the nose
Pause after inhaling (Abhyantara Kumbhaka)
Exhalation (Rechaka)-out through the mouth
Pause after exhaling (Bahya Kumhaka or empty pause)
Try it and read up on it. It really is quite fascinating how important breathing is!! It does really take practive to be conscience of how we are breathing. But the benefits of it are so great! Calming, more oxygen to your brain and body, boosts lymphatic system.......feels great!!
Denta is this very yummy and savory treat, My friend Emily and her family came to stay with us over the summer and when she decided to make this Chinese Dessart, yes...it is art!!! Thanks Emmer! And thanks to the lovely Sous Chef, Isara and the taste conisseurs, Tamra, Lola and Austin!