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Ashtanga Yoga Retreat on the White Mountains (Crete):  Goodbye Excess Baggage!

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat on the White Mountains (Crete): Goodbye Excess Baggage!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2020 in Greece Travel Diary, Methods, Random Thoughts

PhotoMan and I joined Nektarios’ Ashtanga Yoga Retreat on the White Mountains on the 18th to 21st of October, 2019. Took me exactly one year to blog it! Sitar Player + Crete = White Mountains Joining Nektarios Mitritsakis at his Ashtanga Yoga Retreat on the White Mountains was like fulfilling a prophecy. When my husband, […]

Looking through the Eyes of a Photographer

Looking through the Eyes of a Photographer

Posted by on Oct 3, 2020 in Random Thoughts

My husband whom I hero-named PhotoMan is a professional photographer. Whenever he needs an extra pair of hands, I work as his assistant.  After spending another corporate profile shoot observing people feeling awkward, I would like to share with you what the photographer is seeing. I will use ‘he’ since PhotoMan is the only photographer […]

Is Depression a ‘thing’?

Is Depression a ‘thing’?

My first encounter with Natural Healing Methods ‘Do you know you have depression?’ My Kinesiologist asked me after doing some checks in the Kinesiology way. At the time I had no idea what Kinesiology was or how it worked, even after reading everything from this Kinesiologist’s website several times. That was also my first encounter […]

My long journey to Ithaca

My long journey to Ithaca

Thanks to my husband, my mother-in-law and her long line of ancestors, I finally made it to Ithaca. The first time I traveled to Greece was in the summer of 1996. During the planning of our first trip to Europe, my travel companion asked me, amongst the Greek islands that were mentioned in her travel […]

Purple-Man

Purple-Man

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in My Magical World, Random Thoughts

From Ego to Attachment Paranoia to Purple-Man Recently I had a consciousness exploration type session and my ego came out to speak. Anyone who knows me well would know that my ego sounded exactly like me when I am being playful. My new practitioner friend, alas, didn’t know that side of me and thought that […]

Wedding Rings, Dress, Flowers and Foot

Wedding Rings, Dress, Flowers and Foot

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Learning to be Greek, Random Thoughts

Recently my husband and I got married again. A lot of Greek people thought we weren’t really married until we were blessed by the church. They do respect other people’s custom but when it involves men with Greek blood, their own rules apply and it’s often easier to comply with their traditions. My Husband and […]

Perfect Attendance

Perfect Attendance

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Learning to be Greek, Random Thoughts

Today I went to yoga class with a heavy heart. I’ve been going to the same yoga class every Tuesday and Friday morning and I love it. The teacher is nice and so are my classmates. It is more than an exercise class for me. It’s like a social gathering with people who share my […]

‘You are a Good Writer!’

‘You are a Good Writer!’

Posted by on Feb 25, 2018 in Random Thoughts

Several people told me that I was a good writer. Huh? Every time it invoked a lovely warm feeling inside me but within a split second an elephant fell on my back. ‘Really? Em… Thank you!’ I would say while looking as if I was a good writer (how do they look like?) to show […]

How to have Money? Pinkie the Porkchop debuts!

How to have Money? Pinkie the Porkchop debuts!

‘How do I have money?’ I was having a chat with my friend and fellow QHHT practitioner Hara Katsiki using my brand new Pinkie the Porkchop* laptop and this subject came up. This money issue had bothered me for quite some time. Even though I never lack, I don’t seem to have the freedom of […]

Psarantonis and a little boy

Psarantonis and a little boy

  Here in Crete people are really as hospitable as we heard. One invitation lead to another, we found ourselves in the village of Gegeri for their event in commemoration of 25 local men who died for protecting their people during the war in 1944 and we got to enjoy a traditional concert featuring a […]