Yoga Mafia 

  

Here I Am… with the Yoga Mafia in Cabo.  

I love these girls and this moment for so many reasons and am incredibly happy.  Thank you SQ for choosing all of us to be with you on this yoga retreat. 

These women are amazingly strong, kind, fit, funny, gorgeous and just awesome! They are fiercely supportive of one another and work hard and are passionate about yoga and having a good time together in the most relaxed way.  I LOVED being with all of them for a few days in the sun again, doing yoga every day and also doing nothing together too, just being content with the stillness of being present in the same beautiful space.

Yoga is a continuous practice and we are always learning and challenging our bodies and our minds to do more and to go deeper and to rise up and to find balance. It helps us to be okay being perfectly imperfect and to not judge ourselves yet to keep pushing our own personal boundaries and limits. It teaches us mindfulness and to be present, focused on our breathe as we try to master different poses. 

I am so thankful that I was able to practice with the most amazing Yogis I’ve ever seen in beautiful Cabo San Lucas. They are truly inspiring, don’t you think?

 

nAMaste  

Cabo Yoga

This is what it looks like living it up in Cabo with my BFFs, in the sun, doing yoga and loving life.   

My smile says it all.

 

Isn’t she amazing?  It is such a joy to watch her practice and to be with her and all the other awesome women. 

I am so grateful to have been invited on this trip and am thankful that my mama came to look after everyone while I am away.  

I am lucky. 

Thank you thank you thank you!

nAMaste 

Good Night

What is your night time ritual? Do you have one?

I’m looking to shake mine up a bit.

Do you sit on the couch? Eat? Read? Play on your computer? Workout? Shower? Have salty or sweet snacks? Maybe a bowl of cereal? Drink wine or a cocktail? Sleep?? There’s a concept.

Isn’t it funny to think that everyone does it a little differently?  How many people have the same routine most nights? I’m curious.

Tonight I showered at night but usually I shower in the morning. The lighting in the shower was very different at night. I washed my face and moisturized it and it feels so clean and fresh.  I love it and have time to enjoy just being clean and refreshed before rushing off someplace or doing something. I might like this new ritual.

I blow dried my hair and got out most of the moisture before climbing into bed. I hardly ever wash my hair at night, yet Juliana likes to go to bed with wet hair. Opposites. Very interesting.  Hmm…

Typically I like to have a glass of wine with dinner, however I am changing this too. I actually am wide awake and have more energy than I usually do. I like this feeling and actually only miss the ritual of having a shared drink, more than I miss the actual drink.  So curious.

What other things do we do out of habit and not really think about? What happens if we think about what we’re doing and actively choose and decide to shake things up? This is really fun!

Think about your routines and think about changing just one for a night or two and see what you think. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Good Night. Slaap Lekker. Sweet Dreams. Namaste.

Rituals and Love

I picked up Juliana from school today, curious how she did with her jet lag and how she was feeling.  She did surprisingly well, although was a bit quieter and moved a little more slowly. She was definitely tired but made it to all her classes and appointments, after being up for 30+ hours straight.  I asked her if she wanted to take a nap, but she said she thought if she napped, she wouldn’t want to get up again.  I asked her if she wanted to go get a bubble tea, and her eyes sparkled and she woke up again. 

 We waited for Charlie and then drove across town for their favorite treat.  I love that she loves these and that I could spoil her. I’m trying to watch my calories so she ordered a large boba tea so I could have a sip or two. This was just right for me, as I got to share a drink with her and not have too much. 

 My mama drove up from Southern California to be with us this week and she arrived this afternoon, right before I picked up the kids. I was so happy that she got here safely, and that we got to spend the day together. I wanted her right by my side, doing everything together. We went to pick up the kids together, read magazines together, cooked dinner together, drove the kids to and from together, went to Target, ate dinner together and watched the end of the Warriors game together too. We laughed and joked and loved on each other and the kids and Jeff when he came home too. She is the most efficient, hardest worker I’ve ever known and I just admire her and all the love she has to give. I’m so thankful she’s here with us for a few days and that we can just BE, her and ME and the rest of the gang too, of course, doing whatever we do. 

  

Love this life. Love my family. Love my mama.

nAMaste