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Oh joy! San Francisco Bay Area and Environs, #10 2014 Trip
7/8/2014 5:56:04 PM,  15 COMMENTS

The first stopover in the SF Bay Area, has come and gone and this blog is long overdue. (I am now visiting dear Kathy, ATRANSFORMATION, in Folsom, Sa...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

We have arrived! #9 2014 Trip
6/26/2014 10:52:34 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I would say I'm into the third chapter of this adventure, one being Little Rock to San Diego, where I rendezvoused with Diana, two being the trip up t...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Title: Trundling up the California Coast #8 2014 Trip
6/25/2014 10:09:58 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm entering the near past, not to dwell there (of course), but simply to begin to bring you up to the present. I left off in Blog #7 having arrived...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

San Francisco or bust! #7 2014 Trip
6/24/2014 6:23:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is the San Francisco digs (near Geary and Presidio) of dear friend Jnani, where Diana and I are currently hanging out. Jnani is in sout...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Friends and Dos Picos County Park #6 2014 Trip
6/15/2014 11:10:11 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I traveled on the famous Route 66 to my old Hawaii-now-Arizona friend Sam's, in Topock, AZ, arriving a week ago. Scenery along the wa...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Miscellaneous trip shots #5 2014 Trip
6/14/2014 11:24:25 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It's a sunny, warm morning in Brawley. I'm on my bicycle at 6:00am and decided to come to Starbucks to post some of the photos that have "fallen by...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

More bicycling in the high desert #4 2014 Trip
6/13/2014 9:25:19 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Well, it has been a rather challenging day, because after I left my friend's place in Topock, AZ my cell phone died. I'm in Brawley now for the night...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

A little of this, a little of that, #3 2014 Trip
6/10/2014 1:45:54 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Because my computer access is so limited (I'm at the library doing this), I will just send some photo clips today, and hope to have greater access whe...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

To meet everything and everyone through stillness, #2B 2014 Trip
6/3/2014 10:10:32 AM,  17 COMMENTS

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. -- John O'Donohue I am re-posting yesterday's blog -- THE NEW...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Woven around the heart of wonder, #2 2014 Trip
6/2/2014 10:51:30 AM,  11 COMMENTS

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. -- John O'Donohue I am well into the west coast road trip, havin...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

I need to get this off my shoulders.
6/1/2014 3:46:21 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone, I have been gone for a while, after my work visa came through I began working---like crazy---and haven’t had time for much else....  Read more

SAMZA83

Get Your Kicks on Route 66, #1 2014 Trip
5/20/2014 12:27:51 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Bon voyage brunch at Patio Cafe last Saturday with yoga sisters, Brooke on the left, teacher extraordinaire Meg on the right The countdown...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Listen to things more often than beings.
4/23/2014 5:40:55 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I am deeply comforted by this profound poem. I find it inspiring as I become more intricately involved in the planning for my May 24 departure. 534...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

On the Death of the Beloved -- for a dear friend
3/17/2014 10:23:32 AM,  20 COMMENTS

On The Death Of The Beloved Though we need to weep your loss, You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm or night or pain...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Update from Germany (Part III: New Kindergarten)
3/9/2014 7:08:26 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Deciding to stay and find a new job in Germany after such a dreadful end, even with the ‘high’ of the concert was not an easy path to tread. I began t...  Read more

SAMZA83

Update from Germany (Part II: Thirty Seconds to Mars, making the choice)
3/9/2014 7:03:59 AM,  0 COMMENTS

The Saturday after I got the dreadful letter in the Kindergarten office, I was sitting in my apartment trying not to cry so I surfed the web. In a ra...  Read more

SAMZA83

Update from Germany (Part I: Highs & lowest lows)
3/9/2014 6:59:52 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone, It’s been about six months since my last journal entry here at Sparkpeople, and therefore six months since I moved to Germany. I...  Read more

SAMZA83

New Year's Eve
12/31/2013 1:59:43 AM,  19 COMMENTS

It's going on 2:00am and I'm still up. And the irony of "What to Remember When Waking," David Whyte's poignant creation, isn't escaping me. No...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

I heard the bells on Christmas Day....
12/25/2013 2:34:01 PM,  19 COMMENTS

When you’re happy, sing. When you’re sad, sing even louder. --Irish Proverb Holy Holly, Greg Turiya Liotta I've always felt that if I c...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

My dear Spark friends!
12/24/2013 2:27:30 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Joyful greetings this holiday season! I hope all of you far-and-near bask in contentment -- Alone or surrounded by family and/or friends...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

When the unexpected happens
11/16/2013 4:05:29 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I made a little video highlighting 10 years of a company I've grown to love, for its core admin staff, as well as its process of self-empowerment and...  Read more

SOULCOLLAGESUE

Really...EVERYTHING?
10/12/2013 2:38:56 PM,  21 COMMENTS

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VALERIEMAHA

Fall Song, Mary Oliver
9/30/2013 4:44:26 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Fall Song Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in th...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Summer's end
9/17/2013 11:58:46 AM,  29 COMMENTS

Blazing summer days: no force could bring them back. Clouds suddenly rising off the river, lovely, so lovely, ducks leave a bridge's shad...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Celebrating my final 3 days in the USA (in pictures!)
9/12/2013 12:42:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone! It’s been an amazing, overwhelming 24 hours on many news and activity fronts and likely the last entry I will write from the Unit...  Read more

SAMZA83

My German visa...
9/1/2013 10:58:36 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Hello everyone, Look what came over the weekend! It's like 50,000 pounds of weight have been lifted from my shoulders! I got an...  Read more

SAMZA83

Onward
8/25/2013 11:55:13 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Well the 3 weeks of my vegan detox is over with. And I am down 7 pounds. 224 It is not showing on my weight tracker because I was retaining so m...  Read more

OOPSIEDAYZ45

Still waiting.
8/11/2013 5:35:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hello everyone, A small update. I thought this Thursday I might actually lose it---it’s the first time in a long time I have felt so exhausted an...  Read more

SAMZA83

Trying something new
8/7/2013 7:37:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Tomorrow I start the Beachbody Ultimate Reset Detox. Because going through multiple illnesses while my body purged out toxins with a healthier diet a...  Read more

OOPSIEDAYZ45

Horrible news for my friends & I
7/28/2013 4:00:12 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I didn’t think I would be blogging so quickly after last week’s entry. My passport has not returned yet and that is ok, if not somewhat expected---wh...  Read more

SAMZA83

Planning & PLATEAU!
7/21/2013 12:09:06 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Greetings everyone, Allow me to define ‘full plate’ for you :P It’s been over a month since my last entry and almost a month since my Visa I...  Read more

SAMZA83

What was that about health benefits of exercise?
7/9/2013 4:55:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So I'm told and have read that exercise and healthy eating has wonderful benefits for your health. Increased immune system, better cardiovascular sys...  Read more

OOPSIEDAYZ45

Back Again
7/3/2013 6:18:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I had fallen by the wayside some time ago and only recently come back to my SparkPeople account. It seems like a lot has changed for SparkPeople and s...  Read more

SCHULDIG09

The good news and the bad news....
7/1/2013 12:59:35 PM,  29 COMMENTS

Yeah, let's meet there to talk about this -- I have good news and not-so-good news: After embarking upon a conscious program (once agai...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Living a double life
6/10/2013 12:31:37 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Hello everyone, Time has been very precious lately and I am grateful to be so busy---stressed yes but busy which is when I feel happiest. I...  Read more

SAMZA83

The nightmare of Irresponsible Parents
5/19/2013 1:03:36 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I¡¦ll try to keep this short(er) and I know that many people here are around the age of my parents so I think your advice and insight might be worth i...  Read more

SAMZA83

One year from now....
5/16/2013 1:41:52 PM,  30 COMMENTS

I hesitated to write this blog because it can be yet another way to be on the computer INSTEAD of "on the mat" or with the free weights or on my...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Incredibly happy!
4/24/2013 5:43:12 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am skeptical of metaphysics and self-help that advocates surface positive thinking; but as you know ( previous entries) I have struggled with severe...  Read more

SAMZA83

Crippling anxiety
4/22/2013 9:00:58 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Your brief words of encouragement and comfort would be wonderful at this moment. I have become a prisoner to my anxiety, unwanted negative thoughts...  Read more

SAMZA83

Endings...and beginnings, Part 2 (#8, Ecuador, 2013)
4/22/2013 4:14:56 PM,  18 COMMENTS

As I get increasingly enmeshed with *this* altered state since returning from Ecuador March 19, the vividness of the experiences blur slightly and...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

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