Mercury in Retrograde


Mercury in Retrograde – Whew!

If you’ve read my blog before you may know that I’ve get up every morning to meditate at sunrise on the beach. Yesterday, I woke up anxious and then became excited and anxious when I went outside to see an orange glow in the sky, knowing that I still had a good twenty minutes before the sun would rise. Trying to stay calm which is usually really easy for me at 6 am, I headed to the beach, but I noticed an impatience’s, an irritability that had been plaguing me for several days, and where normally I would calmly follow the car ahead of me I sped up and went around them. When I came to the light that leads me into the beach parking it turn yellow way before I went through it. I parked and thanked the divine that I live close to the beach so that I didn’t injure myself or anyone else. I also took notice of this crazy manic energy that I was feeling, and became disappointed in myself, because I for goodness sake, am a yoga teacher, and I was showing up to the beach to MEDITATE! It WAS only 6am and there was only one other car on the road, in my one mile trek to the beach!  I told this to two other teachers, before a yoga class I was going to teach, who usually thinks of me as being very peaceful and serene, and they both responded back in harmony, that they too have been experiencing something similar. 

It reminded me of an email I receive from Carol Allen, days earlier. Carol is a Vedic Astrologer, who’s messages are always right on, and I highly suggest that you subscribe to receive them. I met Carol Allen years ago at a writing retreat in Carmel, led by her equally inspiring sister Linda Sivertson.(Who if you have a book inside you waiting to come out, she is the one to contact I still don’t know a lot about Vedic astrology, but I do know that as evidence simply by the rising tide with the full moon, that planets do have an effect on us. I read Carol’s email’s and she tells me about whats going on, so I don’t have to learn. In this email Carol talked about Mercury being in Retrograde until June 11, but it’s effect would still be felt because Mercury would not be away from Mars and Saturn until the 15th, which is today – Finally!!! Mars according to Carol, not surprisingly, is the planet of impatience, arguing, and fighting, but is also good for motivation and courage etc. Which not only answers why I was acting the way I was that morning but also embarrassingly why I had been in fighting mode a couple days before.  I’m not saying that there isn’t personal accountability to be had, but for those days when you don’t even understand why your acting a certain way – it may be because of the planets. This information also gave me huge relief while I was at Linda’s writing retreat. As it turned out all of us there, except for Carol, were Leo’s, and all had been going through a cycle of Saturn. Which is pretty much 7 years of bad luck, well – not really, although if you don’t know what your going through it can sure feel that way. Everyone goes through it during our lifetime in different aspects of our life, and it can be a good thing, a way of clearing out of everything that doesn’t serve you. In my case, I had been going through the cycles of Saturn in all three areas of my life at once. I definitely felt it. But until then, until I met Carol, I didn’t know anything about it. It gave me such a relief, to know that I didn’t create all of my mess myself. And, just as Carol said my time with Saturn ended, and I also began taking more efforts to place myself with positive thoughts, places, and things, and which if I would of done before would of lessoned the pain.  So just know that although we are personally responsible in how we handle ourselves their is more to life than some of us know. 

Today, I feel like this is the longest day ever and I’m sure Carol could explain that to us to, so to end on a really happy note, equally exciting as it being June 15th and out of all that mess, is to note the above photo which is what I saw yesterday, just before sunrise, after all my craziness.

With Love to you All – Happy June 15th!


Meditation with Morty


Meditation at sunrise, on the beach, is how I’ve been starting my day for the last few months. I vary what beach I go to depending on what I have to do after, but there are about four spots that I continually go. And, as with any place that you frequent you begin to see some familiar faces. Morty is a man that I see every time that I go this one particular beach.  I’ve observed this older gentleman and notice as he sits there calmly smiling with the sand between his toes, that he’s looking around as if looking for friends, drawing them in – And, they come; people continually walk up to him saying Hi Morty – andthat’s how I know his name 😉  I’m sure he’s unaware of the effect that he has.  But this beach feels different than any other beach that I go to. Where all shores are tranquil, peaceful and serene at sunrise, this beach has a lightness, a friendliness, a sense of community that I know comes form Morty. He’s always there showing up.  I know, because I’ve been with him on rainy days when we were the only two people there. He stakes his claim into the sand and smiles, until the sun rises and sky clears, people join him or shake his hand and walk away, but his presence definitely matters.  At first, I hate to admit, I started to judge him as a lonely man wanting companionship, but theirs a big difference between judging and observing. In judging I’m created a false story that I really don’t know anything about -it’s weak and easy and most likely not true. In observing, I’m honoring the man I see -learning, and that’s very powerful. No attachment to the observation, just simply noticing.  Like becoming aware of the impact that one person can have on a location, by simply showing up and smiling.  

We all vibrate out an energy – good or bad – I know you’ve felt it from other people. Just think of the good we could all do if we took care of ourself like Morty does, smiling, honoring ourself so that our energy is raised, with the lingering effect brightening the path of others.

Just a thought…

Love, Goldi


Yoga – #IntoTheBlue #IAmHere #AzulYoga



Yoga – #Intotheblue #Iamhere #AzulYoga

Six years ago this month, I started writing Goldilocks Blog. I wrote simply because of an urge to write, to be heard, and to positively affect the world; with thoughts, words, photos, and quotes. My feeling was that wether I would reach one person or billions of people, it didn’t matter. I just felt that I had to write, that I had to put more goodness out into the world. Now, along with writing the blog, I’ve been teaching yoga for a few years now, and I’ve finally decided to create a website for it. Since it’s also a positive and uplifting site, I’ve decided to link the two sites together.  On Azul Yoga you will daily see the sunrise coming up over the Atlantic Ocean along the shore of Boca Raton Florida. It’s here where I spend my morning in meditation, then share a photo of the moment – sunrise, for hopefully many to enjoy.

On Azul Yoga I use the hashtag’s #IntoTheBlue and #IAmHere. “Into the blue” I use not only because the name I use for my yoga is Azul, and not because I’m looking at a beautiful blue ocean every morning, but because we’re all  under the blue sky, and I feel a connection to that. A unity and reminder that we’re all in it together. In yoga we’re reminded that we are one, that we are all connected. So I look and feel my connection as I begin breathing in. Feeling my connection to the universe, feeling my connection to the whole – I am – into the blue 🙂  

I use the hashtag #IAmHere not for the obvious reason that I’m at the beach in Boca Raton, Florida at sunrise, but because I want to claim that I’m present in this moment. I’m grounded and aware of what’s going on around me. And, that I feel and believe that I’m part of the universe and part of the whole – I AM HERE!

So that’s what I’m doing now 😉 And, you may continue to see the blog’s appearance continue to change for the next few weeks, while in my goldilocks fashion I, and by “I” I mean my beautiful step daughter who is helping me tweak the site, feel it’s “just right”.  Please enjoy the sunrises every morning on , and, I hope you claim the hastag’s #Intotheblue and #Iamhere as well.

Just a thought… with much love,