In August of 2014, we embarked on our first 60 day Bikram Yoga challenge.  We had a strong, willful expectation to find our karma yoga...our life's purpose.  There was no bolt of lightning, the photographs of our gurus behind us on the yoga room wall never spoke to us, we left the challenge physically empowered but deflated in a spiritual sense.  Fast forward 3 months later and it has all come into focus. 

It's like the 60 day challenge was the apex of our journey, and we have been in a free fall ever since finally arriving at our destination.  Realizing we have been here all along.  We are always in the right place at the right time.  There is no lightning bolt.  Just keep on your path, whether it is trudging up the mountain or the exhilarating, adrenaline filled ride down the other steep side.

When we left the blog, we left with this quote by Alan Cohen, "It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.  There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." And we are feeling the courage to begin again, to embrace ourselves and each other and each step of the path that is our karma yoga.

Here's a bit about us outside of the blog:

  1. Anything I say before my first cup of coffee should be stricken from the record.
  2. I like it real quiet in the morning. Acceptable sounds of waking up include: the hiss of a tea-kettle, the chug of a percolator, a slurp of the tongue-lips, soft almost imperceptible music, yawns, the pitter-patter-kathud of little feet, the clink of a spoon dipping in milk.
  3. If you've ever caught me singing (in my house or the supermarket) it's probably to my rendition of any number of show tunes (thank you, Mom).
  4. When I'm nervous I arrive early wearing too much makeup.
  5. Among my most precious of possessions is my passport.
  6. Becoming a mother has given me courage where I thought none was possible.
  1. I am married happily divorced from Jamie (whom I met at Mardi Gras on Bourbon St. in New Orleans 19 years ago) and I live in Seattle, in a community oriented apartment building with our three kids: Lily, Levi and Tallulah.
  2. I am an all or nothing kind of lady.
  3. I have hitchhiked across the country and back at least twice; catching rides with anyone from a mom in a minivan with her kids on their way to the zoo, to an 80 year old woman by herself preaching the benefits of being an organ donor, to a guy that claimed he used to be part of the mafia in New Jersey before moving to the midwest, quite possibly part of some witness protection something or other.
  4. I love to cook, host parties at our apartment, practice Bikram yoga, go out to eat, talk about the depths of human emotions and absurdities with my friends...and most of all, I love to laugh.
  5. I wish I liked to eat fish, were better at keeping in touch with my friends, weren't afraid of the "great outdoors", could go to the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs every weekend, and that I could someday make a good dumpling.
  6. My mom says that I took my first steps in the Statue of Liberty.

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