Here I am at almost 12 weeks! Not much of a bump yet, but believe or not this is actually the biggest I’ve ever been! Haha.
I know, I know. It’s been like a million years. I took a little break from updating my blogs. Alot has been going on these past few months though, so I think I have an ok excuse
First of all, I’ve been teaching more yoga classes which was great. I love what I do and that’s a wonderful thing to be able to say. Second, I’ve been trying to help my sweetheart, Mike, achieve his dream in writing his very own graphic novel. We’ve been bouncing ideas off of eachother and I know that whatever he comes up with, will be great.
And finally… drum roll… Mike and I are so very happy to announce that we’re having a baby! Yep, that’s right. Yours truly is preggy I’m almost 11 weeks now and so far, it’s been a draining but amazing experience. I’ve had “morning” sickness all day, everyday since about week 5 and if anything, I seemed to have LOST weight. But I can’t wait to start showing, and I can’t wait for September when our little one is due to arrive. Mike and I (and our families) are so beyond happy and we can’t wait to be parents. I couldn’t have asked for a better father for my little one
So I hope you can all forgive me for not updating as much, but like I said, life has got in the way. In the most loveliest of ways <3
Ps. This is how we announced our news on Facebook. Stick Dinosaur style
I’ve been told I have a way with words… so, I made a poetry blog!
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Some days we’re off. Some days we’re on.
Some days we’re weak. Some days we’re strong.
Some days we’re happy. Some days we’re sad.
Some days we’re feeling, a little bit mad.
Some days we’re flexible. Some days we’re tight.
Some days we worry, with all of our might.
But always remember, that no matter the day,
You’re always the light, that will brighten my way.
I wrote this because it can be interpreted in many ways. Your light could be your faith, your family, your spouse, your children, your friends or even your yoga practice.
I wrote this at 2am last night, in 2 minutes, while I couldn’t sleep.
You’re the light of my life
The chai to my tea
The “nama” to my “stay”
And the honey to my bee
You’re everything I dreamed of
I really love you, much
Your heart, it truly sings to me
Cuz you’re the iPod to my touch
(Just call me Keats. BecKeats.)
It’s Christmas time and I’m celebrating another joyful year with my sweetheart. I’m visiting family in Calgary right now, and have been away from Mike for a whole week already! A week feels like a million years when you’re missing … Continue reading
Most of you don’t know this, but my lovely boyfriend Mike was diagnosed several years ago with a Parkinsonism called Dopa Responsive Dystonia. It’s a movement disorder that involves involuntary muscle contractions, tremors, and other uncontrolled movements due to lack of dopamine in the brain. With proper medication, he can calm his symptoms and is more or less, a pretty normal guy. However, for the past year we have noticed a change in his symptoms which we, and doctor’s, fear to be Early Onset Parkinsons Disease.
He’s still the normal, sarcastic, talented guy I’ve always adored, but as this disease continues in him, symptoms will worsen with time and that’s why we need to find a cure for this, right meow!
I love this boy. He’s truly my everything, and I refuse to sit back and watch this diagnosis get the best of us. I won’t let that happen. He’s too smart, too talented and too young to be going through this and to think that who he is right now could slip away over time, breaks my heart into a million pieces. I can’t, I won’t, I SHANT let that happen! (Yep. I totes said shant. And totes.)
Mike and I are taking part in the 2013 Parkinson Alberta Step ‘N’ Stride Walk, this September in Edmonton. Please go to our comic regarding it, read the FAQ and if you can, help us by sponsoring our walk. If you can’t help us in that way, please leave a comment or re-blog this to your own page and keep us in your thoughts and/or prayers.
Mike and I are a strong couple. We’ve been through so much together and I couldn’t ask for a better relationship. Please, help us find a cure.
I conquered my first week of yoga teacher training! Yay! It was a hard and full week, but I’m having a good time doing it It’s a great group of people to learn with too, and our teachers are wonderful. I just hope the next little while goes by as fast as this week did!
We did alot of yoga today, which I’m now paying for! Ouchy! But like I always say, it’s a good burn We learned the power of our words and that breath is the key to any yoga class. We also broke down the sun salutations, and had to actually teach them ourselves to the class! Gasp! I know. I think we were all a little nervous and intimidated to do this, but it’s a very non judgmental group so we all did well considering it was our first time in front of the class, teaching. We had alot of fun with it and our teacher is very calming and easy going, so it was a good time. To some, it was more of a challenge because of their shyness or harshness on them selves and to others it came easy. I’m not shy, but I can be hard on myself. I tend to put alot of pressure on myself in times where I know I need to impress, so this overwhelmed me at first. But as we took lunch, and I reflected with a latte, I realized that there is just no room for pressure and fear in yoga.
It is just yoga, after all.
That’s basically what we did today. ‘Twas was a very physically and mentally intense day, I am so beyond sore I could barley lift my latte. Our teacher did say to just decompress this weekend though. Don’t think too much about everything and have a good time. So that’s what I intend to do
Today we learned more about Ayurveda, Doshas and healthy nutrition! I really enjoyed it all and found it very fascinating. Our class is privileged in the fact that we’re taking part in this teacher training in an organic/whole foods market, greenhouse, spa and yoga studio. (They have fantastic lattes too! For the days where your mind is overwhelmed with info and your body is aching from all of the asanas poses.) So we were able to take a tour and check out what foods, herbs and supplements are best. It was a great experience and will change the way I shop I think. Our teacher was a great one too. He knew all there was to know about the Ayurvedic lifestyle, as he lives it himself everyday.
We also watched the documentary “What the bleep do we know?”. (That’s legit what it’s called. Google it.) And that was one crazy yet interesting movie! It was all about quantum physics! We then had to ask ourselves, how does quantum physics relate to Ayurveda, if it all? I saw so many parallels between the two, it was amazing. It was so funny too, because on one of Mikes and I’s first dates, we sat at the park and he started telling me about the other worlds and possible parallel universes. So learning more about that today, brought me back to that day with him. Sitting at the park, talking about the worlds.
We also did two yoga sessions! I am so exhausted and sore, but it’s a good burn All in all, it was a very interesting day.
(Ps. I just realized I’m starting to speak “yogi’ more and more! The word asana means pose.)