you worry what others think until
it overtakes your life
driving you to say, do and be
things that you are not.
too much you say
one day
which feels like all the rest to
me and other observers.
a ray of golden sunlight
passing through dismal 
gray clouds and
i finally get to see you.


stop to breath.
feel the breeze
tickle the hairs on your hand.
smell the home cooking
so good you can 
practically taste it.
hear children laughing as
they make up new
rules to old games.
see the love the world 

Travel Day 3

Using my ‘get up like you were in your native time zone’ theory, I got up and got in my hatha yoga session this morning before my shower. I got down for the transport to the conference and found the same, not really healthy breakfast. I was weak. I got a bran muffin to go with my fruit and granola. They offered fruit for snacks so that was a plus.

I leave for home tomorrow morning. I think I have time before leaving to get in my workout routine before the flight. I’m not sure about the food. It’s a direct flight but not a short one, so I will see what I can find in the airport. If not, I have some snacks set aside.

Travel Day 2

In an effort to reduce jetlag since this is only a three day trip, I opted to get up at the same time I would at home. That means I was up ‘early’ here and had time to get in my training, and a shower as well as some journaling time before heading out to the conference. That feels really good. I’m not sure it would be worth getting up early at home with a commute, but it feels great today!

An update on yesterday’s ‘reception:’ the only thing I could eat was some carrot sticks and celery that went with the buffalo wings. Everything else had either dairy or gluten or both. Good thing I brought stuff with me!

The same has been true today as well. While I did have a lovely salad with vinaigrette, and some roasted veggies, that was a) not enough to last long, cause veggies, and b) doesn’t contain the fats and protein that are part of a person’s daily needs. I did bring my own food, so I was able to supplement that with some nuts and seeds.