Matcha & Chai Blend

Matcha Almond Milk Latte with Chai spices – very hipster barista offered with such pride.  A departure from the Matcha idea in Japan – after all – we are in USA A stop over returning to the Bay Area – so much driving looms ahead – definitely need to yoga tonight.  Will be seeking that healing from  – Stiff shoulders and neck; achy lower back; tired eyes; tight sore hips; sore cranky legs … a remedy to sleep better.  Yoga works.

Grapefruit Thyme:)  Lovely scent.

Moon Valley also has a MUSCLE RUB that is organic and natural vs. some of the other brands I used to use. It’s not as strong as others that smell like Ben-Gay-ish products (that may have stuff like Triethanolamine (a skin, immune system, and respiratory toxin), DMDM Hydantoin (a formaldehyde releaser), and dyes like Blue 1 (CI 42090) and artificial colors )  –  but feel I rather go for gentle but good stuff for long term use, that can be trusted for it’s purity.  Per their label –

PURE INGREDIENTS ! Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Safflower Herb, Orange Essential oil, Organic Cayenne, Organic Ginger, Organic Lobelia, Organic Arnica, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Habanero, Organic Clove oil, and Natural vitamin E made from sunflowers. That’s it.

Yes, it’s USA here – a snowboarders, skiers and locals getting their Java – Stars & Stripes – so bright in this dim lit hole in the wall.


Do you spell it Donut or Doughnut?

And does that even matter?

“Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit.”

― Murakami,Haruki, from A Wild Sheep Chase

Again, donut worry … it’s just prints, not real donuts dancing in your dreams:)

No, I am not getting paid by EHD – just thought to share this whimsical active wear … so that we not take what we do on the mat so seriously – it’s fun and that’s okay.

DONUT worry, be happy …

especially when we may have every reason to be unhappy or unsatisfied, don’t let excessive thinking sabotage the fun we could have if we give ourselves that permission.  Seek out that break in midst of our suffering, we can still yoga and feel better. Be open.  Seek help. Take a break, move and be moved … then find that source within, be led to that quiet contentment in the stillness by changing the perspective from me the center of Universe to me, a little speckle, a spark, that’s interconnected to the rest of all things we can see and cannot in this beautiful and mysterious Universe. The oscillation stills and the shift, the steady shift happens from the swirls (of sprinkles!) to that core place of ease and light.  It’s that hole …that let’s the light through … it’s that hole we can see through:)  The donut is yummy:)