Step Back

So today I finally heard from the publisher. They said no to my Sibling's Yoga story. I have to admit I am sad, and youthfully thought they would simply love my poem and maybe need me to change a few things to make it just for them. But I was a little too starry eyed.

So now with my first rejection I will buck up and carry on, work on my text- make it better and start to learn how to submit queries to editors. That is where I will most likely find my success. This poem may never see publishing, but I know I can continue on to unearth the perfect story for children.

At least I have these cute kids to keep me going and giving me new ideas.   

School days

I'm trying to expand the perspective of my poems. This one is a personal poem to my 6th grade year. I had just moved to a new town, and was unsure how to make new friends, the friends I thought I had found decided they didn't want to be friends with me anymore. This left me quite confused and unsure of what to do at school.

This is my poem to that little girl who is left to defend herself from the world, and how with a challenge your world can change in amazing ways.

Starting her day in an upbeat way Sarah took her nose to the floor I will never be right, but that's alright I will learn to do more. 
Sarah went to school where kids were cruel They mocked her hair and dress That's alright I’ll be bright And find those I can bless. 
In her class Todd gave her some sass And wondered how she could get along She was contrite and will be alright And sang a joyful song.
Out by her own at recess she roams To find a friendly hand It was not right alone she would fight The evil horned band. 

Out for a walk

Joe went for a walk to go to the tip top,
when he saw a lizard standing on a rock.  The lizard just lay basking in the sun  slowed Joe down, no longer in a run. 
As he passed the trees, he saw their limbs move dancing in the breeze where an eagle was too.  The eagle sat and looked clear far ahead Joe stopped and turned to see the meadows spread. 
Joe continued on his walk and found a dog asleep As Joe walked by the dog leaped to its feet. Stretching down the dog bowed to the earth Then extending up like  a new rebirth. 
Amazed he continued walking to the top actively looking for something more then on a flower, a butterfly lay drinking some nectar in the sun's rays
Now carefully moving not to miss a thing Crouching down he saw a slithery snake moving ever so slowly so not to shake he sat there until his back did ache. 
Up near the top there was a mountain lake Full of fresh and clear water As he looked down he saw a sunfish Moving its tail in a little swish-swish

Laying down on the …

Tender Mercies and miracles

Today was an amazing day to be a mom. Seriously, I felt like I had a glimpse of what I want my family to be.

It started with a brief explanation of tithing, followed by my son's desire to set aside the tithing money now.

While he could not find his wallet he searched... and I mean searched (not typical) I asked him what we could do to help in our search, and he answered "pray" we knelt down and he offered a simple, humble prayer of hope.

We then discussed for a minute how to feel inspirations of the Holy Ghost. I told him to follow those promptings.

After a while of continually searching the house I was ready to give it a break, but he told me, "I keep thinking about the kitchen" so we both went into the kitchen again. Maybe the 3rd or 4th time. I lifted some cupcakes that I placed earlier, and I had uncovered his wallet.

I asked him what we should do next, and told him we need to pray to Heavenly Father to thank him for this blessing. He stopped what he was doi…

Injured during yoga?

Yoga has amazing health benefits that have been documented over the years. To see some of the researched benefits head to,

But as with any activity there is a chance of injury. What I love about Iyengar yoga is that risk of injury is reduced due to the teaching of the body what movements need to be made, and the high level of training from certified teachers (IYCT). The higher up they are certified there is a lot more knowledge and practice to guide you through learning yoga.

But what happens if that injury happens? This last 2 months I have been healing from a back pain that I received from attempting my standing back bend. I did them, but there were a few times I fell (like 20) and other times I contorted my body to "get out of the pose easier". It was completely wrong and most likely where I injured my back.

So now I am injured what do I do? I do not do back bends, I give my body a chance to heal. I have been doing a restorative…

Can you yoga in a store?

So I saw this meme today...

It reminded me of a few months ago a trip to Target with my husband.

We were looking for a new board/ card game and ended up striking up a conversation with a female next to us. As we were talking yoga got brought up, and I mentioned I am a teacher. My husband, so ready to support me suggested I show her a few poses right then and there. I looked at him, and he was completely serious. So I did downward dog in the middle of Target.

We chatted some more, yes I got lots of stares, we exchanged numbers, and I have yet to hear from this person. HAHA.

So yes you can yoga in a store.

Patience is a virtue

Patience, a Christlike attribute that is a talent for some, and not present in others. I am in the  former category. One of my OCD's is "need to know" which means I get anxious when I do not know the answer to something.

Think I broke my toe? At the Dr's in about 3- minutes. Oh a kid's fever is really high? Urgent care stat. New blog post went up, did anyone read it? Check it a few times a day. Maybe a vacation? Look up destinations, dates, and prices that day. Alarm system may reduce cost of insurance? Look up cost to set one up stat.  It may not seem like that big of a problem, and really compared to my other OCD symptoms it is not too bad. More entertaining than anything. But I know my poor husband has had to learn to deal with it. 
These past few months I have been forced to work on my patience. 
I am trying to prepare to go to PhD school. I had to wait till August to take some pre- requisite courses, and then learned I need to wait about a year so I can get so…