Girl on the Run

I have a confession to make. It is no secret that I have not posted in awhile, but the fact that I have lost motivation and inspiration is a sad reality. There have been moments that I did want to write but found no time, or choose well…I will just say it….to party! Heck, it has been a great whooping crazy fun summer!

The last couple of days have really put me back on my feet and in touch with my center. When I needed help and asked for it, friends and the universe were there for me. Its great when you have your eyes open and can identify those little signs of God reaching out. I’ve not only fallen off the running band wagon, its just been a whole lifestyle that I have adopted and strayed away from the past few months.

A couple of days ago when I posted to Facebook “I need help getting back on the running bandwagon”, I receive an amazing e-mail from an old friend whom I have not seen in almost 2 years that she too is now seeking balance though running and trying new things in life and I unknownlingy inspired her. Then today I recieved this wonderful card in the mail!

The main reason I set a goals is to encourage others to be healthy (mainly my family), I’ve ultimately become the winner because living a healthier life has made me happier!  So I set a new goal a month back, to complete my first 10K Big House Big Heart and I made a donation to a non-profit called Girls on the Run. I didn’t know much about the organization but that they did good by preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living through running and activities. Today they sent me the best hand written card in the mail that reminded me of why I am doing what I’m doing and what has always been my goal, to encourage girls/women to be happy and healthy! What a great way to say thank you. I will continue to support this program and I hope if your interested in it you will too!

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Critical Mass…Its a Movement

Rule #1. No helmet or proper workout gear required

Rule #2. Understand the rules of the road and that is we cork and bikers rule the streets

Rule #3. Know it is not a bike ride…its a social movement!

What is it? Critical Mass! Where bikers get together to show what power we can be in numbers and take over the road, no stopping for lights, traffic or people crossing the street? OK well people normally just stay out of the way.

The background is that it takes place in about 300 cities across the world on the last Friday of the month. June 30th was the first time I rode critical mass. It was a group of around 300 people. I hear that it was the largest group they have seen in awhile because the US Social Forum was being held in Detroit and since this is a social movement not just any ordinary bike ride we had a great group. I met a girl who rode her bike from Madison Wisconsin! Do you know how far that is?  They squatted in abandon buildings along the way and slept in tents near the city with many others during the forum. I admire that kind of spirit and I love to meet new people like we did during the ride.

This ride was to bring awareness to the unfair trial of Alex Sanchez. I recall hearing about him briefly since I try to stay up on issues in the Latino community but didn’t remember the details. Now reading the website and articles brings awareness to not only what happened to Alex but to all the injustice that happens in the legal system and the under served communities in the US. Click on the link above to learn more about Alex Sanchez, the US social Forum and Critical Mass in the Detroit area.

This is a spoke Card you get one for every ride…

These Pics show how much fun we had and I encourage everyone to step out of their comfort zone and pedal for the movement!

Look we are headed towards Canada!

Letting everyone Catch up

At the Finish Line 2 hours later                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Heidleberg Park

Wave Your Flag

If I had to choose one country to win the world cup it would be USA. Mexico is a very close second and that just shows where my pride is at. I am proud to be a US citizen, more than anything I thank my lucky stars I’m a US citizen and am blessed with all the privileges it brings with it. I had to think about this long and hard, if the US and Mexico where playing against each other who I would I be happiest about winning, and the answer is the US. But I’m also proud of my heritage. Being tied to a rich culture, people that have overcome extreme obstacles and succeeded, memories of my grandparents…It all makes me want to scream for Mexico to win today!

The World Cup has so much significance on our cultural dynamics. It’s not just about the game, its PRIDE, being able to say your country is the best at the world’s largest sport. Yes its tons of fun to watch the games, hot guys and plenty of action on the field. All this mainly done while drinking your favorite local libation with friends and strangers while giving fun banter and high fives. What’s not to like?

So be proud of where you are from and where you are at today. Be thankful for where you are from and where you at and don’t forget to Wave Your Flag and say Cheers!

Namaste

Third Eye

I’ve always know what it is but not known exactly how to use it and haven’t really seen it. I still have a long ways to go to learn how to use it but I finally saw it and began to use it.  Does anyone know what this is???.

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It is my 3rd Eye and really my Invincible Summer. It is this playground located between my 2 eyes that is a bright glowing light and a place I can go to lead me in the right direction. That direction is to a higher level and elevation upward and inward and that brings me closer to my spiritual leader God. The other day when I was in Yoga class I just saw it and felt it pull me up and forward and inward. I always feel so close to myself in Yoga and God is within us.

I took these passages out from my teachings “The Fall of the Human Intellect” written by Guru A. Parthasarathy.

Old Testament: The voice of God declares, ” I am that I am”.

New Testament: Jesus Christ affirms, “The kingdom of God is within you.”

Quran: Prophet Mohammed asserts, “The greatest jihad is that for the conquest of self.”

Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna pronounces, “I am the Self in all beings.”

Upanishads: The Rishis (Enlightened Sages) avow, “Self is God”.

So through finding my 3rd eye it has given me a door into my real self that is a bright light shinning and it is where I can begin to find peace and bliss because peace and bliss are being closer to God.

Namaste

Detroit’s Dirty Beats

All drugs aside, these people may have had the most fun at the Detroit Electronic Movement Festival yesterday.

One may look and say, “What the hell were you thinking when you got dressed today”.?!?!?! While their fellow animal backpackers say, “cool outfit man”!

I’ve always been fascinated by sub cultures and yesterday I was pretty much fascinated just people watching. I respect self expression but am not going to look to deep into it, I was once a teeny bopper little raver and it didn’t really mean much except trying to find somewhere to belong.

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Half Moon

All I had to do was open my heart. Every time I try this I wobble, loose my balance and most times just fall over and laugh that this pose seems to throw me off. Today though, I figured it out. All I had to do was open my heart. When you are ready, you are ready and TODAY I was ready. As I lifted my right fingers tips to the sky, breathed deeply with one foot planted on the ground, strength through my left leg, I turned my chest to the sky and opened my heart!

What a day, my favorite moment of the day was just that little moment. When you connect your mind with your body it is deeper than just a twist to the left or right and turning your head towards the ceiling. I connected with myself. My mind wasn’t on yesterday or tomorrow but it was right there in the room on my mat that I connected with a higher power that lifted me up and helped me move past my fears, not my fears of falling over but the fear to open my heart!

Namaste

All The Single Mothers

This one goes out to all the Single Mothers….Happy Mothers Day!!

The first quote is dedicated to my Mama and Grandma Eva

  • “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Author Unknown
  • “It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” ~From the television show The Golden Girls
  • “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” ~Milton Berle
  • “Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.” ~Aristotle
  • “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren
  • A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~Tenneva Jordan
  • “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” – Jewish Proverb
  • “This heart, my own dear mother, bends, with loves true instinct, back to thee!” – Thomas Moore
  • “Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he’ll end up hating you.” – Jill Bennett
  • “Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother’s Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs an annual nudging, like our enthusiasm for the battle of Bunker Hill.” – John Erskine
  • “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Rajneesh
  • “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • “Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort.” ~John Lancaster Spalding

**Quotes gathered from the following websites

Single Mothers

Single Parents Unite