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Tracking Debacle, Tracking Triumph

Wednesday, February 10, 2016      12 comments

January 21 started this journey away from crazy eating and toward rational, conscious choices. I've had 20 days so far to get used to the process of... Read more

Pleasant culinary revelatons while eating consciously

Monday, February 01, 2016      12 comments

emoticonMindful Eatin... Read more


Tuesday, January 26, 2016      11 comments

Sometimes control is a good and necessary thing in my with food intake. I feel like I've been in a free fall pattern at least since Augu... Read more

Happy birthday to me!

Sunday, January 24, 2016      18 comments

What better gift can I give myself than good health, right? I weighed in at the doc's office on Jan 20. I'm not going to use my scale here at home. I'l... Read more


Friday, January 22, 2016      11 comments

I'm so grateful for all the comments and helpful feedback on yesterday's "Attention Call." It is indeed time to pay attention, if I want to continue... Read more

Attention Call!

Thursday, January 21, 2016      16 comments

When I returned from Ecuador I weighed 133 at my doc's office on June 11. Yesterday, January 20, I stopped by the office once again to weigh. This t... Read more

Catch-up time!

Monday, December 14, 2015      14 comments

I haven't been here to write and reflect since returning from Ecuador almost six months ago! Returning hasn't been easy, but then life in Ecuador w... Read more

I DID IT! Another Rite of Passage ritual

Tuesday, May 12, 2015      20 comments

Lago (Lake) Cuicocha, near Quiroga, Ecuador Shortly before leaving San Francisco for Ecuador last September, dear friend Ricardo Govinda and I, at... Read more

A Young Woman's Coming-of-Age -- La Quinceanera!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015      19 comments

Hand-crafted guest book emoticon I could... Read more

Giving Thanks, my pledge

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      7 comments

Given what's going on all around my own country...and the world, I pledge: An original Dharma Comic by Leah Pearlman A PLEDGE FOR GRATEFUL LIVING -- Brother Da... Read more

Part II, Days-in-the-life in Ecuador, #19, 2014-15 Trip

Monday, November 17, 2014      12 comments

Thay, as Thich Nhat Hanh is affectionately known As I move through the days, the importance of the counsel from many of my teachers was forcefully brought home last week... Read more

Days-in-the-Life in Ecuador (in photos) #18, 2014-5 Trip

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      12 comments

Here is the home of Adelaida and Amrita, out in the country between Otavalo and Quiroga -- ALL three (including the house!) welcoming me to this new adventure. I spent my fir... Read more

Good bye USA, hello Ecuador! #17, 2014 Trip

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      10 comments

We now return to our regular programming playing catch-up, so that I can begin sharing with you in the "present tense," here in Ecuador! And I believe this is last in the "catch-up" series -- my lovely, bittersweet stay with sister Dawn in her a... Read more

Amrita en La Unidad Educativa Las Lomas, #16, 2014 Trip

Sunday, November 02, 2014      13 comments

We now interrupt regular programming to bring you an out-of-order report because...well, it's TIME! Time to share how things are going with my 14-year old god daughter Amrita (whose quinceañera will be December 30!) in the new private school in ... Read more

Party Hardy! -- #15, 2014 Trip

Sunday, October 12, 2014      14 comments

Down memory lane -- I met my sangha family, now dearest friends, in the early 80s at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, where I lived and taught for a few years. ... Read more

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