Hi everyone,

The thing about having a blog is that you feel you need to update it a lot to keep it a happening thing. And then life comes along and slams you into a new reality and updating your blog goes from something that used to be a fun challenge to do in between work and other activities, to something nearly impossible. Right now I can’t keep up with local events. I know they’re happening, but I’m not making the connection to post them here.

My head’s focused on the things I have to do to get my husband and I through the next few weeks and making sure I take care of me in the process. Sitting here to write takes about all the concentration I can muster. I jump from one thing to another. The longest activity I’ve done is go to Sadhana at The Awareness Center in Pasadena Saturday morning with Steve. We usually do yoga in the morning at home, but going to Sadhana is a completely different, sacred, loving experience. And it’s so great to get up at 3:30 am, be out when the world is still, have two hours of protected connection to the universe, then have breakfast and climb back in bed for an hour!

I became a yoga teacher four years ago, and it’s been one of the greatest blessings in my life. I love teaching but I have not been doing it lately due to work, my volunteer activities, and pursuing my photography. So it was a total pleasure to go back to the AC for a healing class with a former retreat mate, see Steve take such a deep interest, go to Sadhana, and hold a healing circle for him last Thursday.  Gisela, who owns the studio, and Ravijot, who works there, created a warm environment for 13 of our friends, plus Steve’s son, sister, and mother who came to help in his journey. The words, emotions, and realizations were profound. What struck me is that when I started teacher training I never thought it would lead to bringing so many special friends together in this way. Most had never been in a yoga studio, let alone be exposed to the energy of a healing circle. Some were scared, some were moved beyond words, all were honored to have been there. It was a joy to feel the real love in the room. If you want to check out the Awareness Center, visit www.awarenesscenteryoga.org.  Take a class, a workshop, attend a Sacred Breathing Circle –whatever–just go. In addition, for the best in chiropractic care with a spiritual/yoga core, see fellow Altadenan Dr. Santokh Khalsa on Lake Ave. He founded the Awareness Center and teaches there.

So for now my head is wrapped around things other than what’s happening in Altadena, but I’m looking forward to getting back into all things Altadena soon. It just may be with a new view.  So check out Tim Rutt and Altadenablog and Monica Hubbard’s weekly blasts for the latest events up here. I’ll stick to updating my other blog, Altadena Daily Photo, as my therapy for a while.

Stay tuned…