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Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living. 

When we decided to take the hike to beautiful Preikestolen, my friends and I knew that the well placed signage and semi challenging but not impossible trail would get us up to a magical and serene vantage point. Enough research had been done.     What we didn’t know was the emotions that would be stirred… Continue reading Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living. 

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Unique & Unusual: Heir Island Cottage Yoga Retreat and Culinary Experience

Last week I made my way to what I thought would be a purely yogic weekend led by my California based teacher Ducky Punch on a beautiful island in Southern Ireland in the most serene of cottages, the Island Cottage. Everything about this experience was unique and unusual. Yes, I said it, unique and unusual.  Now, before these… Continue reading Unique & Unusual: Heir Island Cottage Yoga Retreat and Culinary Experience

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How to get to Heir Island, Ireland for a Yoga Retreat?

Now there are hundreds of yoga retreats to choose from, but one that is on an isolated island in Ireland led by a seasoned practitioner and teacher of yoga, who is trained in Los Angeles by names such as Ana Forrest, Maty  Ezraty, amongst many others, offers up her diverse training and personality to her students… Continue reading How to get to Heir Island, Ireland for a Yoga Retreat?

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Trusting the Sharp Razor and the Barber Who Held It

My head was tilted at a 45 degree angle towards the rear of the barber’s chair, while the freshly placed razor was all ready to do its deed. The Algerian man slightly brought my head closer to the headrest, feeling the tension in my body as he slid the razor in a northerly fashion from the bottom of… Continue reading Trusting the Sharp Razor and the Barber Who Held It

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One Door Closes, Many Open

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Door.” The opportunities of travel I had while living in Europe were plentiful and inexpensive. On one of two trips to Magical Morocco, I had the opportunity to go to northern town in Chefchaouen, a city covered in blue. It was almost impossible to put my… Continue reading One Door Closes, Many Open

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Why my initial morning reaction to SCOTUS was one of cynicism? 

Equality may be prescribed by law, but shifting hearts and minds is a grander battle. Congrats to the US for providing the foundation for change.  To be quite frank and honest my immediate morning reaction before coffee was one of cynicism rather than excitement, but that is of course changing by the minute(perhaps seconds). One… Continue reading Why my initial morning reaction to SCOTUS was one of cynicism?