Renew Thyself completely each day.  Do again.  And again.  And forever again.”  -  Thoreau sites Chinese inscription on a bathtub

Live in the Moment.  As if the next moment will never come.  The PRESENT is all we have.  








A kung fu master, even many years After the height of his craft, still studies.  

When I was in India to teach the Yoga Instructor Teacher Training Course, the oldest living disciple (and monk) of Swami Shivananda said to me, “So you’re here to Teach.”

I replied, “… And to LEARN”.

He said, “Yes. You cannot be a Teacher unless you are also a Student.”

Live just like a kung fu master.





The Bhagavat Gita (or just Gita) is a Hindu scripture in Sanskrit.  It is in dialogue form between a prince and his guide (God).

This is the soul of the Bhagvat Gita: 

A man died... 

When he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.

Dialogue between God and Dead Man:

God: Alright son, it's time to go.

Man: So soon? I had a lot of plans...

God: I am sorry but, it's time to go.

Man: What do you have in that suitcase?

God: Your belongings. 

Man: My belongings? You mean my things... Clothes... money...

God: Those things were never yours, they belong to the Earth.

Man: Is it my memories?

God: No. They belong to Time.

Man: Is it my talent?

God: No. They belong to Circumstance.

Man: Is it my friends and family?

God: No son. They belong to the Path you travelled.

Man: Is it my wife and children?

God: No. they belong to your Heart.

Man: Then it must be my body?

God: No, No... It belongs to Dust.

Man: Then surely it must be my Soul!

God: You are sadly mistaken son. Your Soul belongs to me.

Man, with tears in his eyes and full of fear, took the suitcase from God's hand and opened it...


Heartbroken and tears falling down his cheeks, he asks God...

Man: I never owned anything?

God: That's right. You never owned anything.

Man: Then? What was mine?

God: Your MOMENTS. 

Every moment you lived was yours.


So the Bhagavat Gita says:

Do Good in every moment

Think Good in every moment

Thank God for every moment


Life is just a Moment.


Live it...

Love it...

Enjoy it...








M A T (Muscle Activation Technique)


“I don’t care what you can do.  I care what you CAN’T do” - Greg Roskopf, Muscle Activation Techniques™ Founder.

Strength has an enormous effect on Range of Motion.  Thus, if you feel muscle tightness, the opposing muscle is most likely weak.     

MAT is a systematic approach for Evaluating and Correcting muscular imbalances.  These muscular imbalances contribute to injury, impede recovery, and compromise performance. 

MAT is a specific and unique process that is used to improve one’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s) as indicated by the measurement and comparison of AROM (active range of motion) symmetry issues on each side of the body.  

The MAT process can address hundreds of muscles and joints in order to uncover the muscular issues that could be contributing to the loss of physical performance and associated subjective complaints.  

Much like a chiropractor deals with bones, MAT practitioners deal with muscles.  Muscles are the prime movers of bones.  Joints are secondary.

MAT evaluates the body as a mechanical system and the interrelationship of the joints, prioritizing weakness instead of tightness, as loss of range of motion is viewed as a strength issue. 

The body has amazing healing capacities if we just align ourselves with appropriate, well-progressed, individualized movements to stimulate positive change. 

I now base my yoga practice, and instructors on this MAT principle. 

And of course:  Deep breathing…  








I was fortunate enough to spend time with all nine (soon to be eleven - TWINS!) of my nieces and nephews over the weekend.  They just love playing with the app Boomerang.  So here’s my INSTAGRAM @ teymusic post today on this Beautiful Monday!

A gentle, Boomerang-way reminder to: Life life to the fullest.

Do something you enjoy.

Make a difference in someone’s life.

Challenge yourself.

#Love often.  #Give knowledge.  #Follow your heart.  # Take a risk.  #Jump.  #Pray.  #Say thank you often.  #Read often.  #Breathe deeply often.  #Often.




Music really is the language of the soul.  

“Hear Me Roar” was a celebration of women in Classical music.

Chicago Sinfonietta honored diversity and women at their concert today by playing musical compositions written by women.

Its musical director, Mei-Ann Chen, voiced that, only, less than 2 percent of music programmed by major U.S. orchestras were written by women.  

“Now let’s think about that for a second…  That’s less that milk!”  

The audience laughed.  But why is that?  Because yesterday’s pieces alone, (#metoo was a debut) were mesmerizing.  

Why aren’t women being heard?

Dora Pejacevic, may be the musical director’s favorite composers of all time, but was Not recognized as a woman.  They only used her initials when they publicly reviewed her compositions.  She wrote over one hundred symphonies before she passed in her 30’s.

Thank you to these women who used their talent.

Let’s not downplay our talent(s).  Use them as these women did so beautifully.   

You can find the Chicago Sinfonietta at