I arrive broken open; happily Humpty Dumptied, I am warmly whooshed through the front door into a place previously known. Everyone who greets me is over the age of 80, infirmed, using canes, walkers, their own very sore two feet, ready to practice Yoga in the Chapel.

I try to remember what my life was like before I had this regular appointment, and all I can ever come up with is this fuzzy loneliness, an achey bereft heart, like I only had half my mojo. How fabulously unbelievable to be uplifted, upheld and loved by such fiercely brave women, all of them meeting the very end of their lives with grace, humor and a hunger to learn something new.

Each one of them are very hard workers. We start in chairs, standup, sit down, breathe, move the chairs to the wall, breathe some more, laugh; 60 minutes I coax and cajole and coddle. And then on our final exhale together, as we are entering savasana, I ask, “What colors do you see? Say them out loud if you feel like it.” From the middle of the room, I hear Joan say, “Sparkles, we are sparkling.”


Transformation at it’s finest.

My day is made.






About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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2 Responses to DAY 4: GRATITUDE UNDONE!

  1. Linda R Neff says:

    How perfect – “Sparkles. We are sparkling.” Thank you. xoxo


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