Hi My Blog Friends,
I’m back in one piece, well kinda and celebrating I made it through the yoga retreat with LOTS of insights and opportunities for reflection and growth. I can’t wait to tell you the title of my book. Can you guess?
While I missed you all, I got time with myself and came up against my soft and hard edges, wrote in my tiny little blue journal with ink to paper and only pulled out my computer to write my book. I reestablished a schedule, was up at the crack of dawn before the birds and sun and at my favorite table at the beach to watch it rise, before anyone else. That was heaven and so were the 4 meals that arrived buffet style everyday! The diverse group of 18 woman and 1 man (he came with his wife), our lovely instructor, Carrie and the animals swimming daily visiting without having to clean up after them or feed them, made my heart happy. And guess what? No one died when I got back and they all lived fine without me… imagine that. 😂👏 It is touch and go around here however, as you know.
It sounds like a 10 star trip right? Well it was and it wasn’t.
It was because I had opportunities to come up against all of my broken parts and show up as all of me which meant at times I was in such physical pain and had to adapt to these grinding hips, realizing I’m aging… what a surprise.. it kinda is, since I feel like 16 ha. I had to let go of the teacher and surrender to what was and bring all of my parts with me and show up in my honest truth. (no one would hire me at home if they saw me there in all my raw authenticity).
I stand before you broken,
sobbing at what was,
bringing all of me,
facing what is.
This body once flowing through space,
grinds gears facing each step.
Tears turn to sobs ,
muscles taunt, bones turn brittle, joints crunch
creating an ocean of turquose–blue,
to match my ever changing mood.
. Carrie our teacher from Breath of Oneness in Santa Cruz, California
Have you guessed the title of my book yet?
I got emotional when my teacher training mala bracelet broke on the matt and memories of the training came flooding back.
Mala beads break; like me
My mala bracelet breaks like my bones while I bow to the earth.
My heart splits in two,
rescuing every yogini bead and frayed string,
that once held me together.
I bring each one to my nose smelling the sandalwood.
My fingers remember your touch and care of my soul.
These torturous twists like my colon contort,
leave me in a pretzel where I break, not all at once but slowly,
trying to save you.
Desperately, I pick each one up and throw them in my pouch,
trying to save me now.
My rescuing days are over,
as I move into acceptance of all
and all that is
and is yet to be.
We swam in the Cenotes which are natural swimming holes or swimming caves in Mexico. They’re formed by the collapse of porous limestone bedrock. When the rock falls it reveals a secret subterranean world of groundwater pools!are unique to Mexico which are fresh water bodies underground and mostly found in caves which were so refreshing.
My toe burst with blood when I walked up a step to the bathroom and hit a hard sharp edge on the step and it looked like a crime scene, my friend broke her toe the day before which was so wild. The next day, I walked down to the beach at 5:30 a.m. with my computer in my backpack to write with a flashlight and coffee and I missed a step and yes, (I’m so embarrassed to tell you, I fell AGAIN and on my right knee, ugh. I could go on and on, as everyday was a window of opportunity to grow or wither… I always choose growth.
All 18 of us went to Temazcal sweat lodge for a ceremony of renewal and release, cleansing toxins, releasing old wounds, letting go of the past and setting intentions, chanted, proclaimed our freedom for our next steps. When we finished, it thunder and lightening struck like I’ve never seen before lighting up the sky in all it’s glory, as we each walked out in our bathing suits and let the rain wash off the manduka honey that we had rubbed all over our bodies for healing.
Sweat beads at my brow,
drips down my face,
I sweat it all!
Individually and collectively,
we create the ocean
to float us through the insurmountable.
We’ve go this,
as we re-enter,
touched by the Temescal and thunder and lightening show,
Our sweat that connects us,
forever changed by the “sweat-ness”
Of us all,
embraced by the Manduka honey and sweet Maria and Luis.
Who held us all.
Just when you thought we couldn’t have any more ceremonies, we had 2 Spring Equinox Renewal ceremonies at the beach, a mayian clay wrap ceremony at the beach to release any fears left which were beautiful and rich.
Our last night ended with a Cacao ceremony drinking the elixer of chocolate basically, where we laid down on yoga matts while the leaders played music, rang singing bowls, rattles and other indigenous instruments, rubbing our head with essential oils and and placing stones on our chest for opening a renewal. Most fell asleep and rested restoring and releasing anything still lurking.
I struggled to get comfortable during this ceremony and my sacrum ached as I turned on each side, only to find another bone aching and it suddenly occurred to me, we had been doing yoga 2 times a day on concrete. The 3 body work sessions I received were wonderful at the time but I came home with the worst sciatica of my life and I don’t get nerve pain in my gluts and my legs. And to think I passed on most activities!
My only fear I had left when I left was having to do another activity. 😅 I have been doing my Cinsage Yoga ever since. That was my yoga name from my teacher training and I rather love it because it could be Joesage, Debsage, Carriesage (you get the idea, your name and sage because WE are each the sages of our bodies!
Thanks to my friend Deb, Debra, Debbiesage and my new soul-sage sisters of heart and soul.
Oh my book…. Have you guessed what the title is yet? 😂😂😂 Sorry, I know I said I would share it with you today but I got carried away but promise, it’s coming.
I’ll be back Monday with a short post and maybe a short Cinsage work out because after all it’s Monday which means it’s Move It Monday after all. How did this happen so fast?!
Have a great weekending and Have a Fun Fri-Yay until we meet again! Remember your body, your way always as you are the sage! Leave your guesses here if you care to take a stab at my book title.
P.S. Amansala in Tulum Mexico is a great spot for retreat and spa services if you don’t mind the 4 hour travel to Cancun and 2 hours to the resort after. When I first met Carrie our yoga instructor, she asked how our flight was and I said “Mexico is Never a Good Idea”. This is one of those foot in mouth moments you wish you could retract as soon as you say it, but after all of our travel escapades of getting there, it’s what came out. Luckily, she’s trained to let things roll off her back and not take things personally. While a beautiful spot, Tulum is far, has changed a lot since I was there 30 plus years ago and one of the priciest places.
With all of this said it was a magical experience to be at Chichén Itzá during the spring equinox so masterfully executed by Carrie to pay homage to the Mayan Calendar and celebrate the history and myth of this beautiful land. The Maya name “Chichen Itza” means “At the mouth of the well of the Itza.” This derives from chi’, meaning “mouth” or “edge”, and chʼen or chʼeʼen, meaning “well”. Itzá is the name of an ethnic-lineage group that gained political and economic dominance of the northern peninsula. Please see Sheila’s post for a wonderful article of the gifts of this magical spot on her post today.
The owner and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating and friendly and each one felt like family (in a good way.. haha) by the end. One even gifted me with a box of Copal incense made in Mexico when I left. I have about 3 that will hopefully be visiting or I them and Paul, one of my waiters from France, will be my tour guide when I finally make it to visit Venice.
P.S.S. Here was my dinner companion that looked like my Star (only she’s cuter) and my new dog with hair not fur, I will get when we get one which won’t be for a long time.
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Great!!! Absolutely wonderful photos and poems!!! Happy Friday and weekend dear Cindy!!! 😍💞🌷💝🌺🌻💗💐💕
Thanks so much Giada! I’m soooo thrilled you enjoyed them! Happy Fri-Yayyyy to you as well! Lot’s of love and hugs! 💞🤗
Thank you infinitely from my heart dear Cindy!!! Lot’s of love and huge hugs to you too!!! 🤗💕💞💕🤗💞
awww you are a dear heart, it’s a pleasure to connect with you. Thanks so much… I’m on it! ❣️
Sounds like you had a marvelous retreat refreshing body and spirit, Cindy. You are blessed.
Hope your injuries are healing nicely.
Your poems resonated with me:
“mala bracelet breaks like my bones while I bow to the earth…
….sweat create the ocean
to float us through the insurmountable.”
Mother Earth is ever present in our trials, mending the broken pieces in ocean that we breathe in…much needed healing power.
Love your Yoga name.
Thank you for always getting my soul and spirit and appreciating my ebb and flow. I’m delighted you enjoyed those words and appreciate you reading them back to me as well!
Thanks for the body healing wishes! ❣️
Always a pleasure. Blessings!!
Oh thanks and to you 💗
Thank you for sharing your marvelous experience with us, and I’m sorry for all your ouchies (I can relate). Can’t wait to find out your book’s name!
You’re welcome Paula and thanks so much for reading and your comments. Ahhhh thanks, it does happen and glad I have company. So happy you’re excited to hear! 💞
Book title guess: Growing in Grace
oooh thanks, I love that! 💞
Well, at first I was thinking of the word, expanding, but then …
such lovely photos and poetry. Thanks for sharing, Cindy.
clearly seen… fun was had😊🤍
Thanks so much Destiny. You’re so welcome! Yes, it was magically wild! 💞
most welcome 🤍
What fun you had. Did you wrap yourself in clay? I love the kitty. Nice set of photos and video.
I did Tim, I would have but I was late from a massage and someone had to take the photos right, I know it was so awesome with the animals! Glad you enjoyed and thanks for always being here. 💞
Have you ever done mud wrestling? That’s what came to mind seeing those clayed up women.
Dear Queen, before I comment about the post. I am only in joy with the notification of it 🥺🥺🥺 you were missed so much though I was not much active, still my heart felt your absence. Glad to see you being back with such wonderful pictures which carry all your memories. Also please take care. Eagerly waiting for the Book. Loves 💛🧡❤💛🙏🙏
Oh dearest Suma, my Princess of heart always, thank you so much. While good for renewal, I missed you and all of our friends too but it’s so important to take these breaks. Happy you enjoyed the pictures and always good to mark a spot to come back to for sure. Thank you for those wishes! I will and so delighted you are looking forward to my book! 💞
Yes its much needed 😇 so happy you had a great time. Always a sweet pleasure my Queen. Take care n happy weekend 💛
It really is and thank you, thank you truly for knowing even Queens need time out. Thanks for holding down the castle😘
Always my precious Queen 🤗❤😘😘
Happy Friyayyy, Cindy! What a fabulous trip. Thank you so much for sharing this experience. Love the photos and the poems are each so wonderful and unique. Sorry you got into a few minor accidents but glad you were ok and had a great time. Welcome back 💕
Happy Fri-Yay my funsage friend Grace! It really was and intense. You’re so welcome and thanks for sharing in the sharing of all. Glad you enjoyed my pics and poems unique to my experience. Oh those darn injuries.. i dumped them to the fire but, and, well.. You are a dear and thanks for the welcome which means so much! 💗
Always a pleasure. Much love to you, my friend.💕🥰💕
Thanks Dear friend! 💞
It sounds like you had an incredible experience at the yoga retreat! Congratulations on all the growth and insights you gained. and amazing pictures, have fun….
Ohhhh, I did and thanks so much, I appreciate your sentiments and wishes. Yes, it was like a right of passage.. You have fun too! ❣️💞
Thank you for sharing your recent Yoga adventures and wonderful poetry, my dear Cindy! Your retreat sounds like an amazing experience, reinforced through your splendid photographs…BTW, looking sexy by the window in bed! 😉 And, after reading your post, I was inspired to write a short poem, which I hope you like… 💞
My pleasure always and thanks for always reading and your sweet message and surprise poem… how sweet of you! Will look forward to it. It was quite a journey, that’s for sure. Oh that was after a massage lol.. I’m usually the therapist giving the massage so it was nice to be a recipient for a change! Have a great weekend! ❣️
Most welcome my friend & thanks so much, dear Cindy ~ you, too ❣️
Oh, I forgot to include the link…whoops! https://philperkins.photography/2023/03/31/poem-in-response-36/ Have a great day, dear Cindy! 💗xo
Thank you for sharing this amazing experience, Cinsage:) with us through, your beautiful photographs, poetry and even a YouTube. It looked wonderful and hope your sciatic is better and ps..I am very “clutzy” too, especially on stairs:) Hope you’re enjoying pain-free days again…🤗
You’re soooo welcome and thanks so much for appreciating my experience with your lovely message dear Donna Karima KarimaSage -:)❣️ It really was and I am gratefully doing much better, thank you! Oh another “clutzy” clone.. love it!💞💗
Cindaaayyyyy gurrllllll, I feel like I just read a novel. 🤣 I am sitting here saying “yes, what, huh, you’ve got to be kidding me, for real?” 😜 You know I am not too surprised that something unorthodox would happen on your trip as “Namaste” as I thought it would have been. Albeit there were a few “incidents” it looks like your overall experience was delightful.
So is the name of your book? Broken? Nah, don’t tell us. Just let it be a surprise when you launch it. I loved your poetry by the way, but girlfriend, there is always mystery, mayhem, and adventure in your daily life and retreats. Oh, and by the way, was that mud or clay that you all were slathered in? 😲
Honey chile, on this FUNyah FRIday, I think I need to go take a nap now. I feel like I just ran a marahon! LOL 😎🏃🏼♀️😝🏃🏽♀️😍🏃♀️🌞 Enjoy the rest of your evening my dawwwlinkkkk. Hugs and smooches Cindy Windy! 🤭✨🥳🦋😘
OMG, how do you get me laughing the way only you can do. I am busting a stitch and haven’t stopped laughing with each of your lines. You got it, all of it, so I’ll just call you a mind reader or KymSage right there with me. It was a long post for sure and you nailed it all. Next time read the fine print or maybe just read it so you know what you are getting in for. looking for the next real vacay soon. 😂
Hahahahahahaha .. It could be Broken now couldn’t it be but honey Chile it is NOT cuz we can’t stay in that mayhem is right❣️❣️❣️ Glad you enjoyed my poems and yes, life doesn’t stop when we leave but follows us. It sure was mayan clay slathering those bods… thankfully i came late and missed it as it was cold that day and hey, someone had to take the pics.
Trust me I felt the same way as I cried through the first 2 days and wanted to sleep but back in the saddle. Thanks for your laughs, love and care of my heart dawwwwlinkkkk and you have a fantabulous weekend and Fun Fri-Yayyyyy too 💞🥰😂😎
Cindy, you know that laughter is our juice in that brown paper bag that drunks carry right? LMBO 😂😱🤣 Girlfriend you know how to light up a room and work it too. If it wasn’t for the occasional mayhem, what would we do? LAUGH!!! 😜🤭😝
So stroll back into the “real world” nice and slow, because as you said, no lives were lost when you were on “way-cation!” Sending you mad love and lots of sleep! 🥱💤😴 Make this weekend spectacular, no matter what you do or how!!! Cheers dawwwlinkkkk! 🥳🎉🥰💐🤗
I do know as i’m nodding, grinning, laughing and shaking my head thinking… how are we this far away from each other. LMBO now GF. I’ve always know how to light up and work a room, just like you. Now if we could get the lights to turn off and everyone could leave us alone, things would be great. ha.
TOTS! lots of mileage on those mayhem moments.
I’m on it and to you.. Take a day off for a change so I don’t have to press another like.. hahahahaha Love you dawwwlink! 💗💞😎
Guuurrrrlllll, I am laughing my ass off here! I love your “sanity” checks my dear, and that is so insanely delicious!!! 😝 Honey chile, I can’t stay still. What’s wrong with me? I keep hitting my default button and my system reboots all over again! Maybe I need to drink more wine. 🍷🍷🍷 That’ll knock this Little Miss Windup Toy out for sure! 🤪🥴😜 Sending you lots of love, hugs, and smooches my Energizer Momma Bunny!!! 🐰🐇🐰
Cindy, you are blessed!
The place is beautiful…
Thank you so much Gabriela! I am so blessed is right.. so beautiful! 🥰
Wow, your vacay sounds painful. Yoga on cement. Ouch! Yoga, ouch – sometimes. I’m glad you got home in one piece. I thought you were going to tell us something broke. 🙂
Well, we did have good mats but this bod needs wood floors. Thanks my friend .. there were lots of deep introspective moments. ❣️
I’m so glad! 🙂 Your pictures and poetry indicate that! 🙂
A little birdie already told me about your book so I don’t have to guess 😂🐥 Looks like you had a wonderful time there and that it really helped you do some introspection!
hahahaha you got it.. lol. It was very deep and thanks so much my friend! 💗
You’re always welcome 😊
It sounds like you had an interesting mix of fun and challenge on your retreat Cindy. I guess just like life. Welcome back!
Yes, very true Brad and thanks for the wishes! 💗
What a wonderful experience Cindy. Thank you for sharing your pictures, words and a part of your soul. Have a great weekend.
It really was quite surreal. Thanks so much Gabriela for your appreciation. You know me.. sharing my soul is what I do.. thanks and you too. BTW, did you get my email in totality?
My pleasure. I will get back to you on the email.
Have a great Saturday.
Thanks so much.. just circling back and wanting to make sure you got everything. Hope your Sunday is going well! 💞
Good grief, Cindy, I’m glad you got home okay! It all sounds so wonderful but so dangerous! I wish you a speedy recovery!
Oh you are so sweet Dawn. Thanks so much for your TLC and motherly love! I keep learning to listen intently to what is good for me and what isn’t and walk into what is and what isn’t as we all do.. you are a dear.. xo 💞🙏🏼
Good to have you back Cindy! A cleansing break for rejuvenation! What an awesome idea. Love your pics and the video. I’m so glad you got to experience so many new things. Hugs. Hope the pain goes away quickly.
Thank you so much Sadje! It is always good to change life up and I’m so glad you enjoyed my pics and the video. I’m grateful for you support always. Hugs back to you and I’m slowly digging out.. xo 💗🥰💞
You’re most welcome. Take care my friend
Happy Sunday night Sadje! 💞
Thanks my friend. Our Monday has started. 😍Have a great week.
Oh wow.. I’m always a bit off! 💞
No we do live on the opposite side of the world.
Each of your poems were so raw and powerful. I really enjoyed the sweat one!! Kind of put me there sweating with you but, so sorry you had to endure all the aches and pains. I admire your strength and zest for life though!!! Great adventures for sure and I know you will have many more! 💗
Awww Tricia… thanks so much for knowing me so well as I spill my guts on the page in real and raw emotion. Thanks my friend so much for your sweetness and empathy.
I love those words and I’m taking them to bed with me: Strength, zest and adventures. Yes to that.. the best is yet to come! 💞🤗😘
I love the layout of this post with your stories followed by poems that show your feelings of these experiences at the time. As well as your honesty with how your body managed, and how it didn’t. Even with you aches, pains and injuries, you maintained a positive spirit. Hope you heal quickly and fully. Maggie
How dear of you Maggie to get the totality of my post. Thanks you so much. I can’t be anything but me in raw honest emotions. Life is good, we are blessed no matter what is happening inside and out. I am blessed that you see life in it’s totality. 💞💗💞
Wow Dear Cindy
A Mexican Yoga Retreat
With Room For Writing Poetry
and Your Book And So Many
And Dogs too
Everywhere We Go
Feel Like Home Yes There
Are A Few Drawbacks of Aging
Yet True THere is Much More To Draw
About Life Leaving Feathers Behind For
Others to Fly Once We Leave This Wonderful
Plane of Life Always Best Celebrated As Gift my FRiEnD
True Like “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”
Soar And Leave
So Others May
Feel and Sense
Hints Along Their
FLiGHT Paths to Wonder
And Awe New With SMiLes..:)
Indeed a little bit of everything which was wonderful and especially the writing. Yeah the aging … part of the territory it turns out. Big hugs and smiles to you as well my friend! 💞
Hugs And SMiles
To All You Love Dear
Cindy With Much Love
To Spring FLoWeR
Thanks so much Dearest Fred. hugs and love back at you! 💞
It sounds both amazing and challenging, Cindy – I felt like I was there with you! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much Ingrid. It was all of that and you were with me in spirit always. You’re welcome and thanks for being here. 💞
Really felt the strength in your poems, dear Cindy! Keep on moving, growing, a true inspiration! It looks like you had a wonderful time, despite the breaks and the fall, hope you’re alright (the photos are amazing) ❤️
I’m delighted to know you got the essence of my share Anca and enjoyed my poems and pictures. It really was a wonderful break on so many levels. Thanks so much. I’m doing much better!!! 💞
I’m happy to see you back, Cindy, after your thrilling and fun filled retreat. Thanks for sharing the same along with poems, pictures and video. This reminds me of a behavioural science programme, I had undergone, where inter alia, all had to open up with their past, unbridled feelings and thoughts. I liked your saying that we all are the sages of our bodies, so right you are, Cinsage. I also liked you citing Mala and beads. Eagerly waiting for your book. Have a great weekend 🎉💐😊❤️
Thank you so much KK. I appreciate that and I’m happy you enjoyed my post on my retreat and my poems, pics and video. Oh your behavioral science program sounds very similar to the depth of emotion we shared together here. Oh I’m glad you agree as it’s so true that we are the sages of our bodies and they sure ebb and flow. I’m excited I found the gal’s number who made our bracelets and I’m going to mail them to her and she’s going to re-string mine 💞Oh you are very dear, to be happy about my book, thank you. I had 3 out of 4 of my kids last night which was so lovely. Hope you had a good one too! 💞
Yes, Cindy, I did enjoy your post. All posts of yours are so rich in content that nobody would like to miss. Thank you for explaining the things in detail. You’re so kind and sweet. You’re welcome, always 😊💐💖
Great news Cindy! 🥳🥳🥳
Thanks You Filipa! ❌💗
I am glad to see you having so much fun. I haven’t been able to travel in this year yet. But looking at your beautiful sun-kissed photographs I am tempted to make plans for a yoga retreat asap. Sending your way love, peace, blessings! 🙏
Thank you so mu h Ranjana! I’m delighted you liked them and they inspired you to make plans hopefully! Hope you can get away and thanks for the love and blessings. Back at you!
Your work was told to me by a birdie. You had a great time and did a lot of reflection!
You’re birdie was right!!!!! Thanks🙏🏼💞
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I love your poems and photos, Cindy.. It seems all were having a wonderful time! Btw, you need to change your copyright to 2023. Take care! 💖
Oh thanks so much Eugi! Yes, it seemed to be transformational for everyone. Oh my, thanks for catching that. Much appreciated. I’ll get on it. 🙏🏼💞
Most welcome, Cindy! 💖
I’ve been trying to get on your site, but keep getting kicked out. I was going to email you.. 🤔 is that happening other places too?
Wow! I haven’t heard about problems from anyone else – yet! However, I am having issues with notifications.
Welcome back, dear Cindy G! So glad you made it in one piece … just about … and no one died while you were away. That’s always a bonus! Congrats to you on your book which I’m sure will be amazing. If it’s not called “BROKEN”, it should be but that’s just my humble opinion. I, too, know the feeling of walking on broken glass. Be well always, dearie! ❣️
Hi Nancy! Thanks for the well wishes back and yes Humpty Dumpty is coming together! Actually, it is good everyone too was in one piece when I got back. Oh thanks Nancy, that is soooo kind of you! It could be “broken” lol but not this one.. 😂Hugs and love and wellness back to you my friend! 💞
Alway, my friend! ❣️
What a wild time you had, Cindy! Sorry to hear about your toe and fall, and I really wanted to find out the title of your book. 🙂 But the photos are wonderful and that swimming hole looks absolutely divine. I love your beautiful, moving poems too. Welcome back! ❤️🎉🥰
It really was Lauren and all good to stop me in my tracks in some ways. Thanks a lot. I was actually stunned. I know there is a lot I’m walking into right now that is challenging which is what I think that was trying to let me know. Glad you liked my pics and poems as well. The swimming hole was incredible for sure! So refreshing! Thanks for the welcome wishes! 💞
Sounds like an incredible journey, Cindy. Both inner and outer. I really like the poetry you used to describe it. I’m reminded of the time I spent a month camped out in Baja while writing using Julia Cameron’s book as my guide. BTW, Bird by Bird is also one of my favorite writing books. I assume you have also read Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones. Taos is also a great place to write. –Curt
It really was as you understand these things of living in your body, pushing it, the metaphors, the lessons that come from these times. I’m glad you got a feel of what was going on inside and outside of me with my poems. Wow, that’s awesome to have had a month. I do love that book as well and I haven’t heard of Writing Down the Bones but it’s in my cart, thank you. Oh I love that. I’m sure it is wonderful to write in Taos, Hope your well. 💞
Can you do me a favor and email me ASAP email@example.com
Oh my! So wonderful. Loved the poetry as well. Beautiful awakenings I’m sure.💖🙏🏾
Thanks so much Jude and you are sooo right about all of it! 💗. Still digesting it all! 🙏🏼💞
My pleasure, Cindy. I sent you an email btw, about a blog tour.
What a liberating, exhausting, renewing experience, Cindy. Your poems reveal your emotional journey. Wonderful post!
You got it all Mary! I appreciate your keen comprehension and reading my poems which I so much appreciate! Thanks so much! 💞
Awesome and beautiful pictures and a wonderful post Cindy. Thank you so much.
You’re welcome and Thanks for your comment Dear Kamal. I’m delighted you enjoyed them🙏🏼
Always welcome dear Cindy. Happy week ahead. Lots of love and light 💕💕💕
Oh thanks and to you Kamal. 💞❌🅾️
Beautiful poems Cindy, love the photos.💕
Thanks so much Laleh! Glad you enjoyed them! 💞
My pleasure sweetheart.❤️
What an amazing experience Cindy, thanks so much for sharing it all – the good the bad and the insightful. Beautiful photos ❤️
It really was Kate and you got it all exactly. Thanks so much for your kind read and astute comment my friend! 💗
What an amazing update from your retreat and your journey all along! How rich in so many ways! Firstly – ouch your toe. Hope you are feeling recovered from the leg and knee pain too, wishing you complete recovery soonest. Our body participates in so many of our lessons in unexpected ways. Your poems are beautiful, wonderful moments in the pictures and you look amazing. Thank you for taking this nourishing time and sharing this refreshing cheer with us. I am excited to know about your book and will wait until it comes :))
Hi my friend. It really was quite a journey on all levels for sure! It’s amazing how much you appreciate a little toe when it has an injury. I am definitely doing better everyday, thanks so much. It certainly does store our emotions. Happy you enjoyed my poems and pictures and thanks for the kind compliment. Oh excited, you’re excited about my book. Thanks so much! 💞
You are very welcome Cindy :)))
What an incredible opportunity, Cindy. As a trainer/instructor and all the things you do, it’s wonderful that you can take time to learn, relax, and connect with others. In a setting like that is a bonus! Sorry to read you hurt yourself, but the thought of being on the beach at 5:30 sounds delightful. That blue water looks like heaven. 🌊 Bird by Bird is a great book. I love Lamott’s work!
It really was Michele and to just take time to be a participant was wonderful and the group was amazing. It was gorgeous you’re right. Anne Lamott’s work is awesome and now I can feel like a real writer.,. haha. Hugs and love on Sunday! 💞
Hahaha! Sounds like you had wonderful vacations with all the injuries along! The title is still a surprise
😂😆 It was more of a journey than a vaca but happy to have lots of opportunities for growth and to write. lots of lessons always. hugs and love! 💞 Oh good no guesses on my book title huh?
What an exciting experience this seems to be.
And lovely pic.
Best wishes. Heal!!!!
Well atleast the comments are on! ☺️
Thank so much Devang. It was a great experience. Lots jam packed into 5 days for sure.
Happy my poems had impact and you enjoyed the pics.. Yes, comments on!!💞
Have a great time ahead
Thanks and you too! 💞
Sounds like a wonderful and enlightening time, Cindy! Hopefully the memories of injuries and owies fade quickly and only the good remains 💞
Thanks so much Dawn! Much appreciated!!! very enlightening for sure! 💞. lots of memories and healing too for sure! 🙏🏼💞
Wow! Such an Awesome Post, Cindy!! Loved following all your “activities” and the poetry!!
So happy it recharged you!!! 😁💖💕🌹
Thanks so much Chuck.. happy you enjoyed it and loved the poetry.. it was very introspective for sure! 💗
Oh my sounds like you had so much fun Cindy..yay❤️😊🌹..and the title of your book? Oh, well i’ve been trying to come up with wild guesses in my mind…but i hope it has something to do with yoga/wellness inspired poetries.
Thank you for sharing those lovely photos Cindy..
Thanks so much Mich! such an adventure for sure 💞oh you’re cute to try to guess. It totally morphed into it’s own book and birthed itself.. I’ll announce it soon so stay tuned. Thanks for your enthusiasm. 💞
Sounds like an amazing trip!
Thanks JYP! It was truly a run for my money in a good way! 💞
Hi Cindy – glad that nobody died while you were away – and four meals a day? Yikes – that sounds like a lot of food
Cinsage….. I loved all of your poems here – truly inspired and thanks for letting us feel like we peeked in on live moments of the retreat –