Thursday, August 26, 2010

Oh My God, Omega!

A few weekends ago I had the amazing good fortune to attend the Being Yoga conference at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. As a yoga instructor this has always been a dream of mine! I couldn't believe my luck when last Wednesday, Daniel Sullivan owner of Tumeric,- a rawbeverage company that I have been consulting for this summer, invited me to represent Tumeric and give away free samples to all the yogis in attendance! I of course graciously accepted his offer and come Saturday morning was waiting on the corner of Madison and 57th street to get picked up!

Tumeric is a raw, non-pasteurized, incredibly anti-inflammatory, good for you, tastes good, drink! I have been helping the company get their finances and accounts in order and in the mean time getting to drink this delicious stuff.
Being Yoga at Omega was a whole conference dedicated to bringing your yoga practice and the calming essence of it to every other aspect of your life. Being yoga is a truly difficult thing to do but while being in a beautiful surrounding like Omega it becomes a little easier to do!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Month of July and of course...Fruit Flies

I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post! Lots has happened in the interim and I'll give you the brief overview: 4th of July was spent in CT with Tim, my fantastic fiance, my wonderful parents and great family friends celebrating my mother's birthday. The next weekend Tim and I celebrated our engagement with some sincerely amazingfriends and family and I was surprised by an engagement ring to wow all engagement rings by Tim.

Then I went to one of my favorite cities in the US of A Detroit to see some great friends like Jamie, Greg and their newest addition Lucy, Lauren and Ryan (above with their amazing backyard garden that wows all other backyard gardens!) and to celebrate the fantastic union of Amber and Josh.

After that I achieved one of my greatest goals. Graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition! I am now a CERTIFIED HolisticWellness Coach and am so happy and feel so accomplished.

I have come a long way. Not only since the beginning of the program but since I was just a wee thing of 5. My mother's first Meet the Teacher night with my 1st grade teacher Mrs. French she was greeted by a very hilarious and slightly grotesque site when she
walked over to my desk...a swarm of fruit flies.

After overcoming her embarrassment she reached into my desk and pulled out every piece of fruit that she had given me since the start of the school year. Mrs. French walked over to her with a spray bottle and paper towels and requested that she not send me with fruit for a snack as I was clearly not eating it!

As I had my last lunch with my amazing IIN friends in Central Park I shared this story and we all had a chuckle about how ironic it was that the little girl who couldn't even stand to have a grape for snack now decided to make her work making sure everyone knows how to take care of themselves nutritionally.

Til next time.