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Happy Father’s Day, celebration of the imperfectly perfect family.   Recently updated !

Happy Father’s Day The words on the calendar bring the most mixed emotions to my heart, but despite the turmoil of emotions, I am grateful. On social media, we tend to highlight the Hallmark moments of our life; the perfect smiles, the wholesome family, the happy moments. Leo Tolstoy opens Anna Karenina with my favorite line […]


It’s official – Spira Power Yoga is a Trademark

Yes indeed, it is official, Spira Power Yoga®, as well as M3B, ® are Registered Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. You ask: Why did I Trademark my brand? Ironically, my decision was made as I watched the yoga industry becoming more corporate and variable in quality. Under the term “yoga” one […]


“Where are you from?” Is not a loaded question!

I took a quick sip of breath while I thought, “Oh Gosh, is this still OK?” “I hope I did not make her feel uncomfortable!” “Oh fudge it, I really don’t want to live in this kind of atmosphere. “ “Well, if you don’t like something you may as well DO something about it!” These […]


A chance to help a neighbor business

We often say; ‘it takes a village,’ when it comes to raising a family. I say, ‘It takes a village to live and die.’ We are not lone soldiers on this Earth. We need one and other. Last week when I went to get my usual weekly pho next door to Spira at New Leaf Bistro, […]


CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), Reagan, Twitter, History, and Mediation – oh yeah, Dora is getting frustrated…

CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), Reagan, Twitter, History, and Mediation – oh yeah, Dora is getting frustrated, so I do what I can and then let go… I made my morning coffee and opened the morning news. Wall Street Journal had a long and very level headed criticism on the CPAC. As I took shorter […]


This one is for you Lady Gaga…

I am sharing this post because I feel that I represent the fitness industry and healthy living. It is my responsibility to represent a healthy self-image and self-love. Often happiness, perfection, and fitness are symbolized with a flat tummy and six-pack. I am a fan of a fit body, but I just about had it with […]


The healing practice of yoga

I love to hear from my students on how yoga helps in their everyday lives. I received two beautiful blogs from Des. Des has been a Spira practitioner since I opened, she is also a visiting lecturer on the topics of anatomy and physiology for Spira’s Teacher Trainings.  I am publishing part one now for […]


Mittens for Some, Faith for Others, Happy New Year to All!

David Bowie, Gwen Ifill, Glenn Frey, Prince, Merle Haggard and Leonard Cohen, Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, John Glenn, George Michael, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Nancy Reagan, Carrie Fisher, Gene Wilder, Florance Handerson, Alan Thicke, Harper Lee, Doris Roberts, Arnold Palmer, Morley Safer, Edward Albee, Richard Adams…. to name just a few who passed away; 2016 has […]


Gratitude through car accidents – Happy Thanksgiving

  Dear Students, My dear friend Jenna wrote this year’s Thanksgiving Blog. She is among many things a Spira yogi, Spira’s social media guru and a graduate of Spira’s Teacher Training and your future teacher when she is ready for the task. Jenna not only supports me with Social Media, but she is my sounding […]