Friday, March 29, 2013

Thanks, and a Rose

The Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure was a fantastic experience. Below is the letter I sent all the donors. I will for sure be doing this annually:

Yesterday was the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure, and thanks to you I contributed nearly $2,000.00 to the cause.

It was a beautiful day, a hilly course, a supportive atmosphere and a lot of fun. (Did you know ankles can hurt? They can! They do!)

There were thousands of people there. With so many people "leaning in" it felt very hopeful that a cure is imminent.

Afterwards, I attended a party at my friend Patreece's home. I've known Patreece since Kindergarden and when we reconnected at our elementary school reunion a few years ago, she'd been battling breast cancer. She is about to celebrate her 5-year mark from the day she was diagnosed - and is now cancer free. I just know how involved Miranda will be with this cause once she is done with her ordeal.

I have attached some pictures. Thanks, again, from the bottom of my heart.


 At the finish line...

 Patreece and her mom doing the electric slide    

                                                                                                  Party food

I am now at my favorite tea house dealing with taxes, a freelance project, grades, essays, emails, travel plans and the like...

 Rose tea makes everything manageable...

Tea and computer...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I am so grateful to all the donors to the upcoming Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure event. I reached and exceeded my goal several times and kept having to raise the thermometer to keep up with donations. Just because I stopped doing that doesn't mean you have to stop! Click here to donate any amount. This will be the first 5K I've run since 9th grade, when my friend Lori and I giggled our way through some UCLA course. I have two friends dealing with breast cancer and that is just two friends too many.

On another note, I need to kvell about yoga for a second. This past month has been one of the most stressful on record (details later, in another blog post) and my primary therapy has been yoga. I've been a recreational yogi for years now, but something shifted recently - a new source of comfort and calm washes over me as soon as I'm on the mat. The harder I work my body, the quieter my mind gets. I've never pushed myself to such limits physically before and the rewards have never been greater or more obvious. Yoga literally saved my mind last month. 

I'm reading this book for the second time and devouring every page:

Hey, and this book is on Kindle sale for a mere $2.99:

And by the way, how are YOU? Why don't you let me know in the Comments section.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bunny Love

I'm over at the Girlfriends Book Club today, writing about the time I visited the Playboy Mansion to try and promote my book!