So here we go; make-over number three.

A new day is dawning, and a new chapter has opened. Life is growth and change; and the proof is in the amount of times we redefine ourselves to fit all the new, take out all the old, and reconfigure the parts of ourselves to better fit our new ID.

I once again am at such a point in my life, and as such once again redefining what I promote and write about. Yes, yes the blog is still going to be centered around the spirit; and yes the majority of what I will write about will focus around my understandings and observations of yoga. Still as I redefine myself and what I will be writing about, I am also focusing my writing and information that I am pouring out.

This blog, as it has always been, is my sounding board, my soap box. The place in which I will write and expand on my ideas and thoughts, both on and off the mat. I will create elegant prose delving into the issues that matter most to the heart and soul; as well as poses and sequences in depth to help students better understand what they are doing and why they are doing it.

What has spurred on this idea? Well for the past two years I have been working the hamster wheel. I have been living the “good life” and I could be only slightly more disappointed. Do not get me wrong, there is nothing evil, or immoral about the job I do. In fact I love the environment and the people at my job. Still as any Spiritually centered individual, something is missing; something is always missing when I try and settle down outside of what I am born to do.

The last year I have been dormant. Nothing has brought out my creativity or my inspiration. I have been suspended in time, working, coming home, watching TV, and crafting. Even my practice has suffered. The effects of such a lifestyle have proved to be draining. So at the turn of 2015 I made a New Year’s Resolution; to take one risk a month. No matter how small, how big, if it works, or if it fails; one thing every month has to put myself out there in a way that pushes the boundaries of my comfort zone.

This is a seemingly small change, for you see risks can vary. In fact my first risk was applying for another job within the company I already work. I felt ill-qualified to take the position, yet just the act of reworking my resume, writing a cover letter, and preparing for a change sparked something inside of me. I did not want this new job within the company, I wanted to break out of stagnation and into the movement of my purpose. It was a small spark, still that spark turned into a fire, which is now blazing.

Fast forward one month. I have done some deep soul searching and found a dream that was lying dormant for the better part of three years. That dream never died, but it was never realized. It was forgotten and so it slept. It waited for me to wake up. Finally I woke up, and remembered what I, at one point, wanted more than anything. At one point I wanted to teach Truth, to help people find their inner peace, I wanted to be a yoga instructor. It is this dream that I re-awake now, and bring back to you dear readers.

So yes this blog will continue to bring you some spiritual understanding in this world. Yes most of it will come from some form of yoga. Yet it will come at a more concentrated and focused mind. It will expand more on the yogi part of my being, bring more about teaching into my realm of influence, but it will still have the same insightful tidbits of Spirt in the material world around us.

7 Responses to So here we go; make-over number three.

  1. David Demo says:

    “Love all unconditionally without any reservation including yourself.Begin the day with Love, Spend the day with Love, Fill the day withLove, and End the day with Love, that is the way to God” -Swami BuaJi I am proud of you Claire i love what you got going on here . much love peace


  2. Hi! I love your blog. I have UC as well and had my colon removed in July. Anyways, I’m looking to do some research on IBD and exercise, would you be willing to answer a few questions for me? You seem to be very familiar with this topic! If you would be interested, could you email me at You can read my blog as well at Thanks so much!


    • 8petallotus says:

      Hey sorry I have not been keeping up as I should. I will be happy to take a look at your blog and converse with you more about these things. When were you diagnosed with UC? and what questions do you have? My email is again I am sorry it took me sooooo long to get back to you; but again feel free to contact me. 🙂


  3. zeebam says:

    Hey there!

    I found you, and added you. ::smiles::
    I’ll be back to read when I’m not working. ^_^


    Liked by 1 person

    • 8petallotus says:

      Yay! I did not even realize that you were on wordpress

      Liked by 1 person

      • zeebam says:

        Haha. Yup!
        I made a website about a year ago, cause Flickr changed shit and I got mad. Figured it was about time I had a place to actually blog again when I wanted as well. I missed LiveJournal and Flickr was a poor substitute. ::smiles::

        All the advice I gave you was for getting followers on WordPress! I’m over 50 now, and I haven’t even really been working on it lately. Lol

        I’ve got a nice 330 or something on my Flickr. Unfortunately, most didn’t follow me here. ;P


      • zeebam says:

        Oh, and did all try design on my site here! Took me about a month of ignoring Arden for lines of code (lol)- Lemme know what you think. ^_^


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