Sunday, April 29, 2018


We had lunch with Rick's family today.  His sister Mary Lois has started a new tradition.  There are several of us who have birthdays in the same month/maybe 2 and now we gather at her house for birthday lunch.   Today we celebrated his younger sister's birthday, his niece, nephew and great-niece's birthdays.

It was great fun to share a meal, and celebrate birthdays.  I called Mary Lois this evening and told her how glad I was that she was doing this and how much fun we had.  Often his family gatherings involve family friends as well as family members.  Today it was nice to spend time with just his sisters and nieces and nephews. 

I start PT this week for my Meniere's issues and a week from tomorrow, there will be shots in the ear.
I am excited about PT, not so much about the shots.

I have done much soul searching for the past few months dealing with this episodes of migraines, vertigo and nausea and all the other symptoms that came along as well as the hearing loss.
As a yoga and meditation teacher I understand what a balanced life is.  I also know that mine had in many ways become lop-sided.  I am seriously examining all areas  of my life now.  Looking at where the focus has been and the areas that have been neglected.

I spend my days teaching others how to bring their lives into balance.  It can be even more difficult to look at your own life and see the imbalance there.  The teacher is being taught and she is listening, finally.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams


  1. I like the idea of one big celebration for all. It must be fun. I'm sure everything you are doing for your health will help.

  2. Trying to put balance to our life does take a lot of soul searching. It's like an iceberg. We only see what's above water and fail to see what's under the water.
    Good luck with the treatments.

    I love the new tradition of sharing birthday celebrations.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. Several years ago I tried to do a monthly birthday celebration for my large family, but sadly there were just too many that couldn't make it for one reason or another so that faded away. It is wonderful when it works though. Keeping the balance is not easy and I hope you find a way to even out your lopsidedness. When health issues come in to play it makes it even more difficult. Hoping the therapy makes a difference.