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[4 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 40,565 views]

Trieste in northeastern Italy for a week. Picking up the lingo. Putting down some new roots. And bringing in the New Year.

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[21 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 2,344 views]

I gave pilates a try a while back, I think it was when I was deep into my burn n grunt power yoga phase so I found it dull, but now, it’s back on the LJ agenda.

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[6 May 2012 | One Comment | 25,563 views]
SOSA (school’s out & graduation): celebrating

kicking back a little bit (more!)
going through some last rites
and then freeing the butterflies

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[5 May 2012 | 3 Comments | 3,200 views]
SOSA (200/200): doing

We’ve learned, we’ve questioned, we’ve practiced. This week it was time to DO.

And it was time to let go… Final chance to rinse the body, mind & soul, and time to say good bye to routine, teachers, and almost SOSA…

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[28 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,802 views]
SOSA (151.5/200): exploring

I’ve said before that the SOSA team have this whole thing mapped out really well, and that becomes more & more evident with each day, and now week, that passes. It’s as if they’ve got, somewhere in their office, the most reliable mood and energy predictor ever made. We’ve started to work with all the different teachers now, this week we had more sessions with Uma, Cat and Tina, but we also had our last posture clinics, so, you see, they’ve started to ween us off the pattern too, clever eh.
The atmosphere in the group continues to be really good. There are some really clear mini-groups (emphatically not cliques) which is great because it’s another level of support that we need at this stage – being able to confide, troubleshoot, encourage.
This week I felt that I started to use some of what we’ve learned to make my own shape and feel my own way a bit more, just a little bit.

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[21 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | 3,163 views]
SOSA (102/200): deepening

This second week has been a totally different experience. Some of the other girls have mentioned it, and the teachers have referenced it too. For me, I’ve just felt so much more at ease, less pressured. Week one I really kept my head down, stayed focus, and I think that made a good foundation to relax more into this week, and I’m grateful for that.

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[14 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | 4,328 views]
SOSA (51/200): absorbing

Thoughts, reflections, food, frogs.

One week of living in paradise and learning about nirvana.

All while sitting in lotus position. Ok, half lotus position. Ok, mostly sprawled out.

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[10 Apr 2012 | 10 Comments | 4,800 views]
SOSA (17/200): awakening

School of Sacred Arts. Sounds a little like black magic, may well turn out to be so :) I’m doing my 200 hour yoga teacher training with them in Ubud, Bali and we just got started.
The SOSA Director is Simone, she is very beautiful in all ways, she just makes you want to be a better person, which is a good start. The other key leader is Troy, six foot, Californian, rocks a kaftan or board shorts, can speak eloquently & energetically about, well almost anything it seems, and …

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[9 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 2,104 views]

When the Aitken’s was flavour of the month (sorry) I remember Courtney Cox saying ‘if you can give pasta up for a month you’ll never want it again’ or something. I’ve tested that with a few things and generally it holds true, if you can break through a certain barrier you create a new habit. Having said that I’ve tried giving up something properly tricky, like say alcohol or texting.
But, this week, more proof for Courtney’s pudding… Yesterday was the last day of the 30 day …

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[1 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | 121,267 views]
T 8: Try something new, NOT going to the coffee shop

I’m only publishing this now due to the fact that I was concerned about a) potential failure and b) anyone feeling like tempting me towards potential failure, ha ha.

The idea is simple. For 30 days I’m not to purchase coffee from a coffee shop. Just to see if I can and, in current global movement trend, to save some dollar.

Find out how I’m going…