Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Blog Break--Getting Reorganized

Hello everyone! 

Just wanted to let you know that I'm taking a blog break while I reorganize some priorities in my life.   Lots of exciting things going on, so it's just a matter of time before I break down and start telling you about them.  But for the time being, it's hush hush while I sort through it all.  

Wish me luck.
And happy holidays!


Monday, November 17, 2008

Obama's Got Fan Love

I saw this and had to share.   Someone took the time to do this hashmarks and plus signs representation of Obama.  Check it out: 

Thursday, November 13, 2008

108 Sun Salutations for Underserved Women

This Sunday, I will be downward dogging it up for a good cause, and I hope you'll support me as I do it!

What exactly am I doing for underserved women?
Saluting the Spirit is a fundraising event, much like Relay for Life, where you do a repetitive activity (in this case sun salutations) and have friends sponsor your hard work. Participants feel a physical relationship to the organization their working for; sponsors feel connected to the organziation through their support for an individual.

Saluting what spirit? Why am I doing this event?
All the proceeds from Saluting the Spirit support two organizations: Pathways and yogaHOPE. Both provide alternative avenues for those in need of help and healing. I chose to particpate when I met the founder of yogaHOPE, Sue Jones. She saw the healing power of yoga and wanted to bring it to underserved women in our community to empower them to make change and take space for themselves. Sue works with women who have fallen victim to domestic violence, sexual abuse, substance abuse and homelessness.

How can you help?
In a down economy, people stop giving. Stop that and click here (or check out that fancy widget) to help a sister out!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day 2008

Great news! We have the opportunity to tell the government what we think. We have a say in who are leaders are and how we are lead. Democracy is exciting.

I didn't think I was going to be able to vote today--my absentee ballot never showed, so I thought I was SOL. Aside from missing out on the opportunity to have a say, I couldn't be my outspoken "get out the vote" self without feeling like a terrible hypocrite. So when my mom told me my ballot had arrived at their house, I was elated. Not just because I can vote and be counted, but because I can now say, without feeling like jerk:


...or you don't get to complain when you don't like the outcome!