Monthly Archives: November 2017

National Gratitude Month

24. Drangonflies;

25. Farmers;

26. People who do jobs that I don’t want to do;

27. Flowers;

28. Trees;

29. People who are smarter than me;

30. Books.

National Gratitude Month


It’s Thanksgiving Day and National Gratitude Month continues. Here’s the fourth installment of my list of what I’m thankful for:

20. Somebody brave enough to try shrimp for the first time;

21. Runny eggs on top of anything edible;

22. Fine point pens; and

23. Butterflies.

Hope everyone was a safe, joyful, and not-too-stress Thanksgiving!



National Gratitude Month

textgram_1511104004.pngNational Gratitude Month continues:

13. All colors, especially purple;

14. Changing leaves.

15. My body and what it can do;

16. Clean water;

17. Clean air;

18. Green grass;

19. Chocolate;

Watch for more to come.



World Diabetes Day

November 14 is World Diabetes Day and the them for 2017 is Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future.

According to the International Diabetes Federation website:

Supporting facts
  • There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes. This total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040.
  • Two out of every five women with diabetes are of reproductive age, accounting for over 60 million women worldwide.
  • Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year.
  • Women with type 2 diabetes are almost 10 times more likely to have coronary heart disease than women without the condition.
  • Women with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of early miscarriage or having a baby with malformations.
What needs to be done
  • Health systems must pay adequate attention to the specific needs and priorities of women.
  • All women with diabetes should have access to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they need to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes.
  • All women with diabetes should have access to pre-conception planning services to reduce risk during pregnancy.
  • All women and girls should have access to physical activity to improve their health outcomes.

If you are unfamiliar with diabetes, you may not know that it does more than wreck your endocrine system; it affects your circulatory system, your eyesight, your heart, and more.

Whether living with diabetes or trying to prevent it physical activity, including yoga, is important. So let’s get up and get moving today.

In peace and health,


National Gratitude Month


National Gratitude Month continues, as does my list of what I’m grateful for.

I’m grateful for:

8. The cool side of the pillow;

9. Yoga;

10. Sunrises;

11. Sunsets;

12. Clouds

Thanks for reading,


National Vanilla Cupcake Day

Adventures in gluten-free baking continue with National Vanilla Cupcake Day. Found this pretty straight-forward recipe on a pretty cool website called Gluten-Free Gigi.

Go to an Art Museum Today Day

November 9 is Go to an Art Museum Today Day. If you’re not familiar with your local museums, you really should give them a chance. Find one or two here. Local arts can improve their communities, especially when students are exposed to them. In many communities, you can combine art appreciation with your yoga practice. For instance, I teach twice a week at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. It provides a unique, beautiful and calming space to practice. Check for opportunities near you!

In peace and beauty,


National Gratitude Month


November is National Gratitude Month. We can be thankful for both the big and little things in life. Nothing is unimportant if it inspires you and warms your heart.

Yesterday, I made a list of 30 things I am grateful for — one for each day of the month. Here’s the list to today’s date, in no particular order.

I am grateful for:

  1. Coffee;
  2. My furry family – past and present – and the joy they bring me every day;
  3. My family, especially my mom and brother, who always have my back;
  4. The kind of good friends who know your secrets and love you anyway (looking at you, Melissa and Davo!);
  5. Huck;
  6. Warm blankets on cool evenings; and
  7. Fuzzy slippers.

In gratitude,



Saxophone Day

November 6 is National Saxophone Day, so here’s some songs featuring one of my all-time favorite saxophonists, the late Mr. Clarence Clemons.



Cookie Monster Day

November 2 is Cookie Monster Day — so enjoy the day with abandon!


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