Rose 🌹 Tea served 

Made non espresso tiramisu… used raw cacao instead.  Not bad.

Mango mouse cake served by my generous friend …

She prepared rose infused Persian tea …

The unforgettable aroma … thank you for the lift you provide to the weary.  Whether with an offering of rose scented cup of tea and morsels of cake (you) or with a serving of a customized-for-you sequenced yoga session (me), we all have our unique ways to make others feel a little better. When we care. Making imprints in our own unique ways. 

Cool 60 degrees and misty

Weather reports heat alert as high as 107 degrees inland but transported to this foggy misty place via magic (ehh, i.e., driving a car? Gratitude for what’s taken for granted!)

Heat wave? Into the 90’s and 100’s for the inlands from San Francisco-Bay Area? Really? It’s Funny I subbed a class to cover a friend at a hot yoga studio where temperature run into the 100 degrees easily. Super sweaty and stretchy and that feels good. Dripping with sweat … beads of sweat forms on my nose I probably looked a mess, a bit heat haze dizzy and teaching a sweet group from age 9 up to maybe 40’s – Then 87 degrees outdoors… pleasant balmy summer day … then driven to a beach … to walk our foxy Honey.  Anticipating the hot summer beach, we get prepared putting on our sunscreen, put on my straw hat, skipping to shower, still in my soaked with sweat yoga wear, figure it’s going to dry in the sun – off we go.

What’s this?

The grey white fog rolled in and visibility is compromised while driving through the fog …can’t see the peripherals too well and the car bumper in the front is in the fuzzy silken threads of white vapor and mist.

It’s a completely different world covered in white haze that iPhone camera cannot capture.
chilly & misty at the surf …

Toes dig into the soft weeet sands – ouuuu – Feels soooo good.  Cooling down from the heat. 

So lucky to live where temperature differential can be 40 degrees within 30 minute drive. Reminded, there’s a choice. There’s freedom. That there’s a change, a shift when we move on.
When we are open and receptive, we can change our surroundings, landscape, the climate… our perspectives. Playing in the waves, cool wind through my sweat tonic-ed hair feels heavenly.  

An affirmation:

So blessed to embody this super Yin Yang day.
I am open and receptive to abundance and beauty.
I invite fluidity in all areas of my life.
I invite the flowing breath to pave the path within, to my source, that higher consciousness.
I rediscover my inborn source of strength and resilience.  
May we all be less guarded, defensive, separated and apart.
May we resist the patterned ways of dogmatic thinking and be free and creative.

To be whole.

To find peace within.

Reminded of this mantra:

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

(repeat & repeat)


“You must purge yourself before finding faults in others.
When you see a mistake in somebody else, try to find if you are making the same mistake.
This is the way to take judgment and to turn it into improvement.
Do not look at others’ bodies with envy or with superiority.
All people are born with different constitutions.
Never compare with others.
Each one’s capacities are a function of his or her internal strength.
Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.”
– BKS Iyengar