This year started off with such promise. I had my first Empty Nest Christmas behind me, saw my bèbes and my bestie for New Years, AND my first trip out of the country in TWO YEARS was on deck for January 11. Then....wah waaaaaahhhhh. The 'Vid took up residence, and that's kind of the last thing I remember. Anyone else feeling like we are a year into January, disoriented, dazed, and slightly confused?
Truth be told, I can see how a year of epic and unprecedented work and production, a smidge of unprocessed grief over family matters, a dash of generalized anxiety over NOT working AND going out of the country for 10 days all dovetailed together to land me in enforced staycation isolation so I could just REST. Ready for the irony? You might remember that I took a second trip out to Los Angles in November 2021. While part of the purpose was just to visit my old stomps and get some extra Cali sunshine on my face, I also took the opportunity to meet with my biz coach extraordinaire to develop some new offerings. Care to guess the name of the product of the brainstorming sesh? The R.E.S.T. Method. Ha! "NO WAY!" you say? Way.
Without going into preemptive detail, I will be spending some time in the coming months fine-tuning the specifics of this masterpiece so I can share it with the world. In the meantime, the treasure from my enforced rest has been a mimi-burst of creativity and a tiny update to my offerings and website. There is MUCH MORE to come, but for now I hope you will click through to check out some V-Day gift options(if you are in to that kind of thing), as well as some other little updates.
Still teaching some Zoom asana for the time being, so you can check out this week's schedj, as well.
Welcome to Icepocolypse Weekend 2022. So much has happened (and NOT happened) since January 1st, I barely know what day it is. I DO know that my whole town is basically shut down because of icy weather predictions, which has given me some time to post this little update.
Soooo...IT finally happened....I tested positive for the 'Vid. The good news is that I was tuned into my body well enough to realize all was not well, and I did not infect anyone else. The hard news was that my first ever vacation-only trip to my beloved Nosara, CR had to be delayed. Boo. The OTHER good news is that I had a very mild case, probably the Omicron variant. The other HARD news is that I had just had a booster in preparation for travel. It didn't work to keep me from getting the virus. But I didn't get very sick, so there is that. Overall, I was lucky, and by all indications, my immunity is robust.
Tulum is officially BACK ON! The dates have been moved to April. Find out more about that here.
I am taking next Monday off from teaching yoga online. Classes will resume Monday January 31st.
Alright, friends! I hope the first days of 2022 are treating you well. Until next time, MUCH LOVE.
Here we are, rocketing toward the end of the year. The Cold Moon is behind us, marking the last full moon of 2021. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?!?! I was spent some time in reflection, as I often do on the full or new moon, on how I am feeling at this time, and what makes me happy.
I am super grateful for how busy this year has been for Therapeutic Bodyworks. Thanks to year two of the C-Word Panini, more people than ever have been in need of relaxation and relief from what ails them. While I do not relish the cultural circumstances that brought it about, this 26th year in practice as a massage and bodywork therapist has been my most productive yet.
This year has also marked a return to a bit of travel, something else I love! I broke the travel fast back in early spring with a mother/ daughter trip to the Wilds of Florida with mi madre. I was able experience some out-of-routine time with my grown up babes, and really got to appreciate them for the interesting and just COOL people that they have become. I saw some lifelong friends, and even traveled with my family of origin to visit relatives we haven't seen in years. All in all, many miles and many smiles.
Have you been counting your blessings? This is a great time of year to really dig in and take a look at where we have been, what makes us happy, and what we still have left on our To Do lists before year's end. It can be stressful, maybe because that list is long, or maybe because the Season can challenge us in general, but I encourage us all to keep it Light, and enjoy when and how we can.
I look forward to a couple more asana practices in 2021. Click the link to join this week.