snarky anniversary gifts

I’m not always snarky – but when I am, I go all in. To be honest, sometimes I hesitate to tell people about what I make. I never want to offend anyone. I prefer to fly under the radar with my snark and cussing. One of my favorite things to make is best categorized as […]

Bye, gogoshebogo. Hi, Three Natures

Bye, gogoshebogo. Hi, Three Natures

I’m officially changing the name of my gogoshebogo Etsy shop to Three Natures, or as it appears in the marketplace, ThreeNatures Etsy:  threenatures.etsy.com This change is long overdue! Indigo, the inspiration for gogoshebogo, died in 2015. I had not considered all the implications of naming a business after her. She was simply someone I loved, and […]

privilege

privilege

I was lucky this morning. Shortly after 8 am, I strapped my dusty green paddleboard to my dirty blue car and made the short drive down to the harbor. I scored a prime parking spot right next to the beach. Somehow, months had passed since my last paddle. Even though I adore being on the […]

walk on

walk on

Ash was a wild child. Her first owners must have named her Ashley because of her coloring, because it does not suit her personality.  She was about eight months old and sixty pounds of pure energy when my ex-husband brought her home to me. I’d seriously wanted a dog. Ash is a great dog, but she’s never been […]

how are you today?

how are you today?

“How are you today?” Such an innocent question. Such a loaded question. I mainly tried to avoid eye contact as I filled Indigo’s prescription at Costco. The Zip Fizz sample guy was amped up (“Come on! Try some!!) but I made it out of his territory safely. The pharmacist, though – she read the paperwork. […]

barefoot

barefoot

I really prefer being barefoot, at least at home. I wear the most minimal of shoes the rest of the time.  I don’t have anything against shoes, other than they feel a bit confining. They are useful. The natural world is plenty dangerous for tender soles – thorns, rocks, bees. Then add manmade hazards – burning […]

distilled sunshine

distilled sunshine

I’m still pondering the conundrum of how to restructure my website. Three natures – body, mind, spirit. But also the three natures within myself – the peaceful one, the angsty one, and the observer. And my observer self doesn’t really see a conflict between the peaceful one and the angsty one anymore. But it is […]

salt water cures all

salt water cures all

I’ve always loved this quote. “The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea.” For the typical frustrations or challenges I encounter, salt water cures all – or at least it never makes it worse. Today, though – today the inadequacy of this formula was obvious. I sweated. I cried. I […]

I need a hero

I need a hero

I have an idea that’s just a sprout at this point, but I’m excited about it. And somehow that led me to humming an old 80’s song by Bonnie Tyler. The actual title is “Holding Out for a Hero” but I remember it as “I Need a Hero.” Watching the video, I realized Bonnie Tyler […]

new types of yoga

new types of yoga

In my yoga practice, I’ve been focusing more on my drishti (gazing point) lately.  Focusing on my focus, to be as redundant as possible. (I’m quite convinced this is the real reason Pattabhi Jois said yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory. Words become babble. Just do.) Anyway, the drishti for many poses is nasagra – the tip […]