Today is my 51st Birthday! Reflections of my First Year in the Second Half of my Life – What a Hell of a Ride!

51 It is just a number. To me, 51 represents the distance in this journey of my life. Reflections Emotions are messy. Regulating them is challenging at best. Sitting with uncomfortable emotions without reaction takes practice. Meditation truly gives inner peace, but Rome wasn’t built in a day and the same applies to my meditation…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Six Week Vacation Summary

Our six weeks along the southwestern coastline of Kerala was memorable for sure. I thought the best way to summarize our time was to list key words and thoughts: Popeye, Olive, Yoda & Feisty Zena and Nipples Crows Feeding the dogs and crows at the beach Fishermen beach Fishermen Fishing boats Early morning fish markets…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – At The Beach With Friends!

Michael and I love the beach and swimming in the waves. Michael and I love dogs. Michael and I love crows. We’ve been staying at a homestay, in a small fishing village called Mararikkulam North,  on the southwestern coast of Kerala, India. We’re in week five of our six week stay here. During this time…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Moments

India. The names conjures up a dichotomy of images from the peaceful, spiritual ideal of yoga retreats and ashrams, to the chaos of crowded cities overflowing with crime, garbage and slums. Michael and I have been in the southwestern village of Mararikkulam North for almost a month, staying at a rustic, oceanside homestay called Arakal…