Meet a Westsider:
I’m a certified yoga teacher and own Yogafied, a business on the Westside.
What I like most about the Westside is... I love Westside pride. We are part of a community with history and heart that seems to draw upon years of experience while also taking advantage of what the “here, now and tomorrow” have to offer. Not to mention, the people-watching around here is unparalleled – we are a mixed-up bunch, to say the least!
If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... I would love to see more music in the community spaces that we have available. I’d also like to see more community activities for pre-teens and teens.
A good movie I’ve seen recently is... I just re-watched “Raising Arizona” and laughed my tail off. Those cult classics can’t be beat, in my book.
I'd like to discover... a cure for clinical depression.
If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Famous? How about the Dalai Lama – I’d love to meet Tenzin Gyatso. I don’t think I’d ask him very many questions. I’ve read a lot about his views on world events, faith and daily living; I’d just like to sit with him for a while.
The next time I travel, I’m going... My husband Simon and I hope to make some small trips within Colorado through the fall and winter – Ouray for the Ice Festival and a few other places to see family and friends. Next summer we’ll be on our way to Spain for a family wedding, if we can afford it!
My favorite childhood memory is... One of my favorite childhood memories is of my mother walking me to kindergarten one sunny spring day when the tulips and hyacinths were blooming. Mom was teaching me the names of the flowers, and we were walking hand in hand. That simple day is so vivid in my memory. I was safe, content and in wonder – of the flowers and of my mother.
My favorite fall pastime is... Enjoying the perfect Colorado weather – just cool enough for a long-sleeve shirt in the bright sunshine, with yellows, oranges and reds all around, and of course, jumping in a big pile of leaves!
Something good I’ve read is... “Love, Medicine and Miracles,” by Bernie S. Seigel, M.D. It explores the importance of state of mind and emotional connection in healing and quality of life.
My pet peeve is... people who complain about everything. We all know at least one.
If I didn’t have to work for a year, I would... take a long road trip through all 50 states (with a necessary flight or two) – with some volunteer work and a lot of relaxing along the way. I’ve seen quite a few other countries, but not enough of my own.
Meet a Westsider” is a regular feature in the Westside Pioneer. If you would like to be a Meet-a-Westsider (or know someone who should be), please give us a call at 471-6776.