In my 40s I became very involved in yoga. Not only the assana practice, but the philosophical part of the practice as well. I teach classes - both physical and philosophical.
Mamadi Yilla is my professional mentor. She is brilliant and kind and giving. She always set me up to succeed and pushed me to do my best. Emily Hughes I respect on a professional and personal basis. She brings humility to every position she has. She's funny and kind and giving of herself. Thandi Harris lives life on her own terms, without regards to how others think of her. She sets a goal and achieves it. She loves her children fiercely. She can put together a pivot table one minute and change the tire of a car the next. She's incredible.
My immediately family is small and we lived near one another as I was growing up, so we didn't have family reunions.