In Response: Interviews with Intriguing Internalizers
My mom and dad are better and I hit the road.
Let's hear it for #KoreanTough. Thanks so much for your overwhelming support for my resilient parents who had (had!) Covid-19. They're home. My goodness, they're home. Mom remains on oxygen and Dad's reading the newspaper. Nurses come twice a week for exercise and check-ups and I'm so grateful for them.
After surviving World War II, the Nagasaki atomic bomb (Dad), escaping from North Korea (Mom), the Korean war, and each other, ain't no way a preventable virus was going to take them down. Again, I have deep gratitude.
As I shared in my last update, I decided to follow my gut and hit the road after draining my resources to buy a Scamp trailer and trade in my car for one that could pull her. I am definitely kinda nuts for doing this. The learning curve has been *awful* and I've cursed more in the last 3 weeks than I have in 3 years. I was already in stressed-out survival mode and continue to put pressure on myself to overcome crises.
As I do, I will figure it out.
Being one to #hustle (you know me), I'm proud to introduce Scamp Yoga with Mia Park videos. Ta-dum! They're shot, so far, in NC, TN, MO, KS, CO, NM. A scamp is an appealingly mischievous person, a rogue, a disrupter. It's also the brand name of trailer I bought. Keep an eye out on my Facebook and Instagram pages, and on my websites for more Scamp Yoga with Mia. A great way to end this interesting year and start a new one. See here for free Scamp Yoga practices with me.
I hope you have a peaceful end to 2020 with matching hindsight. Here's to changing our negative patterns and shifting towards being the best people we can be. Welcome, 2021.
And if you'd like to offer me the gift of your support, I'd be honored. Become a sustaining supporter by being my patron on my Patreon page to help me continue creating free yoga classes, a podcast, an interview series, and more. I also offer private and group sessions from the road. Email me for more info. Thanks.
We're arrived! See here for thoughtful talks, breath-led movement, breathing exercises, and meditation with me from the road. Sometimes from inside my Scamp trailer. Consider supporting Mia's free classes by donating a suggested amount of $10 per class to:
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Become a sustaining supporter by being Mia's patron and donating monthly on her Patreon page to help her continue creating free yoga classes, a podcast, an interview series, and more. Mia also offers private and group sessions from the road. Email her for more info.
And, seriously, here's the *best* chai from Gina Cucina:
1 gallon of water
3/4 cup black tea (I use Rooibos for my children and it's a lovely substitute)
12 oz ginger–not necessary to peel (roughly broken into inch pieces, thrown whole into blender w/water to cover, blend until coarsely ground)
1 tbsp cardamom
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp clove
1 tsp black pepper
Local honey to taste
1. Boil water and ginger
2. When reaches a rolling boil, add in all spices and tea. Let the bubbles pull all the spices & tea down into the pot. Do not stir, let the boiling water do the stirring.
3. Once the spices and tea have been pulled down and integrated in, cover, turn off and let sit for 15 minutes.
4. Bring to a rolling boil again, turn off & let sit for 15 minutes.
5. Repeat step 4. Turn off. Cover.
6. Strain and jar it. I keep a gallon jug in the refrigerator as a concentrate and add the milk of my choice each time I want a cup. It will last at least 4 weeks.
So if you have time to do so - make yourself a batch and sip on it all week. It's great iced as well. Enjoy!
My signature yoga nidra teacher training returns in 2021! We need deep relaxation now more than ever. Help others de-stress into their highest selves by leading them through a yoga of sleep, yoga nidra, practice. Details can be found here.
Black lives matter. Racial injustice is slow to change and the struggle must be steady to make sustainable shifts. Donate, call, march, pray, and most importantly, start with examining your personal biases and have those uncomfortable conversations with yourself. National Resources for BLM.