Sunday, December 13, 2015

Where to Start?

When something major happens I first wonder where do I begin? I think of about 50 ways and try to do all of them at the same time.

That is what happened
  • when I thought I thought I couldn't get pregnant
  • when my babies jumped on my sciatic nerve I nearly fell over when standing 
  • when I realized I did not produce milk to nurse my children
  • when I found that Daniel lost 30% of his hearing due to infections
  • when I found my son has Arnold Chiari Malformation 
  • when I realized I had depression 
  • when I realized Emma has similar speech delays as Daniel
These events are why I am passionate about being an advocate for yourself and your family, and I started this website and blog. I wanted to take some guesswork out of other people's life. This is the same reason why I became a Missionary for my church, a yoga teacher, and co-founded an American Sign Language group. I wanted to help others find answers easier. Make their path simpler than mine.

I specialize in research, and I will use this site to research and have a place to share it.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Utthita Trikonasana

Extended Triangle Pose
Standing Asana
Mr. Iyengar 


  • Increases Stamina in Asanas
  • Strengthens Ankles, corrects deformity in ankles
  • Relieves stiffness in joints, backache and neck ache
  • Develops the chest
  • Gives strength, elasticity, and endurance
  • Removes heaviness and bloating sensations in the stomach, sluggishness in vital organs

How to get into Utthita Trikonasana

  1. Stand in Tadasana, jump feet 4 feet apart and turn right foot 90 degrees to right and turn left foot slightly in.
  2. Extend trunk sideways to the right, place hand on brick or grasp ankle.
  3. Stretch left arm up, bringing it in line with the right shoulder and extend the trunk away from legs.
  4. Keep the back of the legs, hips and chest in a line. Gaze at the thumb of the outstretched left hand.
  5. Remain in this position for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then resist with the right arm coming up.
  6. Repeat the posture on the left. Exhale and jump, coming back to Tadasana.


  • Use brick or chair for tight hamstrings
  • Stand against a Yoga Horse for ankle, knee, hip, back, shoulder, or pregnancy as taught by Iyengar Teacher
  • Stand against the wall if one is weak, aged, and not capable of judging alignment. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Vera Grace Bell my inspiration

Growing up I always heard of my Great Grandma, Vera Grace Bell. She was an Artist. She painted the most beautiful flowers and butterflies on black glass that glittered and danced. Her watercolors flowed effortlessly throughout the page, and her ink drawings laughed at me as if I could see her smile as she finished the last touches. 

My Vera Grace has always been in my heart. She is the heart of my company, I never met her but I know her. I never could paint, but as my mom always told me I was an artist in my music. There we intertwined our lives, and I felt closer to her. Vera's artwork is the heart, the roots, it Is the tree, of my company and me. 

Vera depending on which language you look at either means Faith, or True. There needs to be a renaissance of Vera in our society- faith and truth- Faith to be able to take charge of your life, be able to advocate for yourself and your family. Find Truth so you can act with correct knowledge and become to whom you aspire. 

My company is 
Rooted with Faith, 
Rooted with Truth. 
Rooted with Grace.