Finding my happy

by smartini on July 31, 2013

I think I’m a pretty darn happy person. In fact, I’d like to say that there may be a photo of me when you look up ‘happy-go-lucky’. So, it strikes me as so odd when, from time to time, it has happened that I’ll be walking down the street and a random stranger will tell […]

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On the Road Again

by smartini on May 2, 2013

Travel is in my blood. I love it, and in most ways it loves me. But keeping any kind of fitness routine on track while I’m on the road can be a challenge. I have a multi-faceted career, and a big part of what I do is travel and event planning, so I end up […]

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Alignment in a Crowd

by smartini on April 20, 2013

Today, I again find a seed of truth from my yoga practice that parallels and illustrates a principal I’m working on in my personal evolution & journey. In a good class, there may be 75-100 people I’m practicing alongside. As with any group consciousness, the momentum and energy of that dynamic is powerful. I’ll be […]

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Tasting New Orleans

by smartini on January 22, 2013

I’ve always wanted to come to New Orleans. Not knowing too much about it, I had visions of from Anne Rice’s vampire novels and surely from past lives spent on plantations. But I actually didn’t have a real clear picture of what to expect, just a few things on my bucket list to experience if […]

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Loosey-Goosey learns a lesson

by smartini on January 18, 2013

I had thought that using props for yoga was for the old or the inflexible. That if you needed to use a block or a strap or a bolster, it surely meant you weren’t as ‘good’, that you were a beginner. Then I had the fortune to spend a little time Jules Mitchell. Jules is […]

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The cat who loved me.

by smartini on December 5, 2012

I’m not a cat person.  In fact, I would’ve said I pride myself in being a dog person.  Heaven forbid I should turn into ‘the cat lady’.  But then there was Mia.  A little spark of unconditional love that wedged my heart open one purring nuzzle at a time. I met Mia when she was […]

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Let there be faith…it IS all completely different.

November 11, 2012

Well, its been two weeks.  (see my last post: http://sarahmartini.com/2012/10/26/it-will-all-be-completely-different/) and holy cow.  I mean, I was waiting in watchful anticipation for what the universe would present me in the 14 days from that surreal moment when the shopkeeper at a random shoe store in Athens briefly transported me to another dimension, and here we are. That evening, […]

It will all be completely different.

October 26, 2012

This is hilarious. I have travelled around the world on my own, lived in Paris and worked the Olympics in Beijing. Why on earth should I be so intimidated by taking one simple train from the neighborhood I’m staying in in northern Athens to the downtown area where my American friends are staying for the […]

And then, there was Rosemary.

October 24, 2012

I am beginning to explore this place I will call home for the next few weeks. Back home, in Los Angeles, I tend to keep myself rather busy.  In recent years, I have managed to align myself with jobs and clients that have kept me working 50-60 hours per week, traveling constantly, or on-call 24-7. […]

Its all Greek to me…

October 22, 2012

Seriously? As if it isn’t hard enough already to attempt to learn Greek… Not only are the characters of the alphabet different then in English, but many of the lower case characters look COMPLETELY different from the upper case ones. So, basically, that means I have to learn not one, but 2 new alphabets!  And just to make things […]