Leigh Ann

Hello, my name is Leigh Ann Lesho and I live in Tucson, Arizona with my husband Billy and our 11-year-old son Rylan. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all your words and I feel a deeper sense of connection to the community, especially since there are some of you that I have not yet had the…

And the pandemic hit me…

Luisa, Portugal   I am Luisa, Portuguese, 65 years old, retired, living in a tourist village, near the capital, known mainly for its long beach and many restaurants and bars along the coastline. I have my mother living with me, whom I take care of, with much affection (she is 87 years old). I also…

Joanna

Hi, I’m Joanna from Sebastopol California USA; I live with my husband Jesse, my spirited teenager, Marcus. We care for a variety of animals that came with or got adopted into our home. The tea business that we tended and grew for many years became a casualty over COVID. In a blink of an eye,…

Ocean of Life

Jonathan, Sintra Portugal   Hello, fellow travellers on this yogic path! I have been moved reading your sincere and heartfelt posts on this blog. My name is Jonathan, I am born to Allan and Maureen, brother to Debbie, husband to Stacey and father to Yasmin and Elijah. Underpinning all these relationships is the connection established…

Natália

Hello, my name is Natália and I am a Brazilian living in Portugal since 2010.   I moved here with my Brazilian/Portuguese ex-husband, it was his life long dream to live in the country where he was born, the country of all his grandparents. Since I had been travelling since the age of 14 as…

A Quest for balance

“If we torture this system, it will lose its capacity for Realization and Liberation.” Quote from: “The Sacred Tradition of Yoga.”   My name is Marie-Michel Tassé, and I live in a small town named Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, in the province of Québec, in the eastern part of Canada. I have lived most of my life in…

Pure Love

Hello, my name is Silvia, I’m 53 years old and I live in Sintra, Portugal.    I teach in higher education, in the area of ​​Occupational Therapy, in Portugal and in Mozambique, Africa. I also teach for shorter periods in many other countries. So, although I was born and lived my whole life in Sintra,…

Tara

Hello from Ashland, Oregon! I’m Tara Weinberg; it’s nice to (virtually) meet you 🙂 I am writing to you from my home office/classroom to give you an idea of how life has changed since the pandemic struck. I am an English Language teacher at St. Mary’s School in Medford. Our school is unique in that…

Nancy

Hi! I’m Nancy Soares from Ashland. Covid has been a blessing for me. My family and friends are doing well and no one has been sick or has died. When the lockdown in Oregon began, I was out of town taking lessons in rolling a whitewater kayak. When I got home I carried on and…