Friday, October 19, 2007


Now that I'm going back to my old job ("the mothership"), I want to create some good habits and routines that fell by the wayside because I was so exhausted by the baking job. I haven't made a decent meal in weeks (and now I'm sick), yoga practice has been sporadic (every 2 weeks... I can hardly call that a practice), the house is a mess and laundry is piling up. I am definitely looking forward to making some lifestyle changes and devoting more time to those activities that feed my spirit and making my home an inviting and inspiring environment.

Number one: feed my body! I was going to put the yoga practice first, but really I need a well-nourished body before I can consider any physical activity. The food log will be resurrected!

Number two: establish a regular yoga practice. Back at the mothership, I'll be taking lunchtime yoga twice a week plus I'm aiming for one class a week at Core Studio. I would really like to create a daily practice, even if it's just 5 minutes.

Number three: get the house in order. Before I left the mothership, I had a good cleaning routine and was happy to have friends drop by. Now I'm afflicted with "can't have anyone over syndrome"! Must get back into that routine. It makes a huge difference when you feel good about your living space.

Number four: establish a dance practice. I've been pretty good about practicing, especially since I have a performance at the end of the month, but it would be beneficial to practice more regularly and be more organized about it. I feel like I've hit a plateau and look forward to seeing more improvement - but it won't happen unless I work at it.

Number five: knitting, reading, arts and crafts. All the fun stuff. Do it instead of sleeping on the couch. Keep in touch with friends. Spend some time with the T-man. Cuddle with the cats. OK, those last two things should be slotted under Number 1.5. I have so many plans for fun crafty stuff but where do I find the time?? Ay, there's the rub.
books books books.

I'm looking forward to reading a lot during my 2.5 weeks of vacation. (I'm technically in between jobs but we'll call it vacation anyway.) I already have several books that are partly read, but I wasn't particularly excited about finishing them so I bought some more!! Hooray for new books!

Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac (I'm already halfway through this one)
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by B.K.S. Iyengar
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell (I really liked Blink)
Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith (Not loving the title, but I wanted a book about the chakra system and Roula has mentioned Anodea Judith's work in class.)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

funny girl, but a good idea.

Thursday, October 04, 2007