Friday, May 7, 2010

Splendid Day

Wow! What a glorious day. Living in the country there is always so much beauty to be grateful for. I love this time of year...aah! sigh! I've been taken more walks by the river with the poodle & with open arms give my thanks to the Divine Spirit for all the beauty that surrounds me.

I'm the luckiest girl-ever.

~The river she is flowing, flowing and growing.
The river she is flowing, down to the sea.
Mother, carry me, your child I will always be.
Mother carry me, down to the sea.~

Sunday, May 2, 2010

the Journey begins

So on to the next in the Sierra Foothills for the past 4 yrs I've been accustomed to having many birds, wild turkey,deer,skunk,raccoons and LOTS of stars as my neighbors. Moving back into the city...hum? Could we handle it? Well, not exactly, the city, but Fillmore, CA. I could handle that. I little bit country, close to the beach, friends and family on the next street.
This is a pic.of Fillmore & of our new back yard. 2 car garage to the right, Pilates/Ina's studio to the left and a small pool on the deck. I'm very excited to be able to exercise this hip in the pool & have a studio to work out in & to create until the midnight hours. We also have a rather large office...perfect for sharing and using as a shipment area for my goods.
We have a guest room for all those friends that are going to come and visit, right!
The house is up for sale. Send good vibes to us for getting this house sold. Getting things packed & ready to head down South.
Only a few more weeks away & we will be in our new home. It will be so nice to be with my Beloved. He leaves for the week & comes home on the weekends. It has been rather lonely here without him. Plus, it will be nice for him to come home to a meal, hugs and a beer.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Stiring the Cauldron...

..."through embracing the divinity of Earth and surrendering to the will of nature, the heart of truth and unconditional love can be found. If we dissolve the barriers that separate us from each other and the source, and activate our higher minds in the work we do to create change, our actions will create ascension and shift us to a magical, enlightened and liberated existence." L. Magdalene

"Alienation from nature and the loss of experience of being part of the living creation is the greatest tragedy of our materialistic era..I attribute absolute highest importance to consciousness change." St.Albert Hofmann

What if we can remember that we are indeed not that different from each other...that we all come from the same source...? What if we can suddenly realize that a much greater world exists...

How will you lift your veil & SEE someone today?

Malama Pono Laulena= love of right doing to your neighbor.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dr.s Appt. & changes

So I had my 4 month follow up last week...

Doing well, doing slowly, doing, doing, doing. Doc extended my leave until Aug.2010. This hip business is taking much longer then I believe we both anticipated. I will have to have a RTHR in 5-10 yrs. Urgh! I don't even want to think of that. However, good news! That surgery will be 1000x easier since I haven't had any previous surgeries, but I'm starting to get arthritis in the joint & I can feel it.

I realized that I will not be able to return to any sort of work that I have been doing. On my feet for long hours, walking a lot, standing, stooping etc. I spoke with my work today & will be giving my notice and filling out paperwork to finalize everything. It's bittersweet. I've been at the Co-op for over a decade.

I made so many close friends which are more of an extended family. sigh! sadness! I've had the opportunity to get my Herbal Apprenticeship Certificate, travel the country, meet like minded people ( it's going to be strange, being in the "real" world), study with the best Herbalist in the country, being part of a strong community that value our Local, Organic Farmers, Natural food & alternative healing & the list goes on & on. I can't say enough good things about my job & the Co-op. I will miss everyone & I hope they will make the excuse to come & visit me. My house is always open to anyone that would like to visit So.Calif.

This gives me the opportunity to work on other projects that I really want to get started on. Just to name a few... I would like to start my on-line Vintage & body care line of natural products. ( Thank you, again to the Co-op. I learned how to make these beautiful treasures through my apprenticeship, classes etc.)

This women needs & wants to create... beauty, fun, inspiration & experience for other like minded mavens of the world that love being a women & likes to express her individuality like she knows best.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

~The Limping Goddess~

I am the... Limping Goddess:She-Who-Survives. Though limping and calloused, are the lotus feet of She-Who-Survives. I don't take walking for granted & one day I will not have to use this cane. That will be ☺♪☼♪♥....slowly getting there after 16 wks post LTHR. Looking back I have come a long way from not being able to move my leg & being in sooo much pain to being the "Limping Goddess". Thanks for Kat another Hip Chick for giving me a tip on helping me walk. Heel, toe step while squeezing the butt cheek. It's amazing that such a small thing could really help.

I'm looking forward to the Summer, sand between my toes, riding my bike, Belly Dancing, Poi Spinning, swimming, and the warm weather. This snow & rain has been tough with recouping but it has been very pretty. This is the most snow that we have ever gotten up here in the Sierra Foothills.

Pilates has been another good friend. It has been very helpful to my recovery. I have tons of work out dvd's, stretch bands, yoga mats etc. I just need a stationary bike. I can't wait to start doing Yoga, again. I think I started to soon a few weeks back & hurt my good knee.

I'm starting to get more flexible & it feels great. I can almost sit indian-style. It is so very exciting to sit that way. I know I keep saying it, but it has been 30 yrs since I've been able to do that.
Hip Hip Hooray to a girl that never gives up.
I'm One Hip Chick!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dentist- after a THR

Soooo...I must say, I Really, Do Not, like to take anti-biotics : meaning "Anti- Life",but at this point, I will do it to insure that I don't get an infection in my new hip. Along with taking my Mushrooms & Pro-Biotics: "For-Life" for immunity.

I was informed that whenever I go to the dentist for the next 2 yrs, I have to pre-medicate myself with Anti-biotics. My Ortho. Dr's office said that I needed to get my meds from my Dentist, but since this was the 1st time at this Dentist, I had to get them from my regular Dr.

I don't like taking these (to me) nasty Anti-Life, Anti-Flora pills. Don't get me wrong. I honor all Allopathic medicine that is why I'm taking them. For me, I combine both Allopathic & Natural Healing to balance the effects of what the Allopathic medicine has done.

Anti-biotics kill all bacteria, both bad & good. Along with severly diminishing our intestinal flora.

I always add Pro-biotics to my diet on a daily basis, but even more so when I have taken anti-biotics. Probiotics feed the beneficial bacteria we already have in the GI tract.

I love to get my medicine through my food: Organic Yogurt ( no sugar), Kefir & Kombucha drink. Along with probiotic supplements of several strains of Bifido & Lactobacillus.




Our food is our pharmacy. The Oceans are our healers. Our very breathing can bring us real health. These things are truly healthy healing.They don't need pages of warnings and list of dangers. Everyone can use them. Linda Page N.D.,Ph.D

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Holy Cannoli

Well, it has been awhile. More computer issues & I'm embarrassed to mention, feeling down. I've been looking at my body, face & hair changing... gaining weight because I can't exercise or at least not enough. My muscles in my legs have atrophied & my left glut has deflated. My face is looking old, tired and saggy. My grey hair is coming to the forefront.

What is a girl to do!?!?... be thankful that we are now in Spring to enjoy the beautiful blooms that are starting to peak there lil' heads out for adoration. The Wonderland of Colour...Don't you just love the shift of energy that Spring sends under our feet.

It's time to pamper myself more, which I'm really good at doing. I'm going to give myself a footbath & a pedicure with the new OPI- Absolutely Alice. http://
I need some sparkles!