Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just Say YES!

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping green spirits of trees,
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite,
which is yes.
--- e. e. cummings

Just Say YES!

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping green spirits of trees,
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite,
which is yes.
--- e. e. cummings

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

NYC- TMD and Sobella Sample Sale

Jewelry designer, Tracy Matthews, is having another sample sale so here is your chance to get the jewelry that celebrities like Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Orlando Bloom and David Cooke covet. Enjoy a great savings of 50-90% off her delicate, personal jewelry for women and hip, edgy collections for men. Great time to holiday shop with gifts starting at $ 10.

For women:

Large Hammered and Criss Cross cuffs (as seen in Lucky magazine) regularly $ 45-60, now $ 15-20
Long geometric mixed metal layering Chain Necklaces, regularly $ 200, now $ 60-80
Tons of “grab bag” items for $ 10-20

For men:

Wooden dogtag and oxidized chain necklaces, regularly $80, now $ 30
Sterling silver and wood cufflinks, regularly $ 150, now $ 50
Deconstructed medallion necklace, regularly $ 200, now $ 60

Last Minute Additions! Sobella Handbags at 50% off of retail! You can own these fantastic bags at a fraction of the price!

Details: Thursday December 4th and Friday December 5th
Time: 10 am -7 pm
Location: Tracy Matthews Designs Studio Space
264 Canal Street Loft 6E
New York
Between Broadway and Lafayette
Subway lines: NRQW, 6, ACE, 1
cash and credit card only!

Phone: 212.863.9474


Monday, October 20, 2008


Its funny, I have been teaching 5 yoga classes a week for the past several months and it seems as though my time to practice has been quite limited. I have made a point to practice in the yoga studio (alone) after my Wednesday morning class. It always seemed like a good idea...there were no classes for at least an hour and a half after mine and the yoga room at Soho is beautiful....its funny how challenges in coexistence can occur even in the most unexpected places.

My first time practicing in the room, I was I thought...this is brilliant! Great space, no distractions, music and the great sounds system! What more could I ask for than this?...much better than my tiny living room in which my mat can almost reach from wall to wall.

Second week comes around...I noticed a new maintenance guy vacuuming the tile while I was teaching my class (annoying because the sound is distracting to the students). OK so I say something after class at the front desk and that problem seems to get resolved fairly quickly.

Third week, this is great, until said maintenance guys storms into the yoga studio immediately after class with his shoes on and iPod blaring.

MG: "Excuse me miss, but you are going to have to leave so I can clean the room!"

TM: "But I always practice after class and no one has made me leave before. the next class starts at 10:30!" (surely my tone wasn't as yogic as I would have hoped...he still was not biting)

MG: "I'm sorry but you are gonna have to move when I start mopping and you need to get out of the way so I can straighten out the mats."

OK a little disgruntled, I move my mat so he can do his job...which is all he was really doing anyway, right? I try to stay present and focused while he is humming and whistling away. Try not to get distracted as he rips open the curtains that hide the mirror and turn yoga sanctuary into something closer to a gym room. I am checking myself out in the mirror and fall out of my headstand.

Fourth and Fifth week roll around and I find that I am losing my level of irritation with this man who was just doing his job. I start talking to him nicely and respecting his space. He is not so irritated that he can't mop where my mat lies.

Sixth and Seventh week roll around, "hey miss, I am always amazed at those poses you do" (meaning the advanced asana, etc.), "I can't believe you can actually do that!" My response always, "years of practice."

Eight and ninth week roll around and he is waiting for me (not in a creepy way) but "hey, you weren't here last week". I start to look forward to the test of calming my mind and avoiding the distraction of his blaring hip hop and hard core rap on his iPod.

Now, many weeks into the scenario, I have learned a huge lesson in coexistence. You see, this man was just doing what he was supposed to be doing, his job. Even though it didn't fit into my plan of what worked for me, together we learned that by respecting each other and finding some way to communicate, whether it be through a smile, a hello or a gesture, that we can both do what we need to do and coexist pleasantly.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I "heart" boobs

October is Breast Cancer awareness month! In an effort to support causes that we believe in, TMD is having a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the cure. The funds will be raised in honor of Tracy's Grandmother, Margaret, a breast cancer survivor for 20 years (until her death at the age of 91 in 2006).

Purchase this beautiful pink vermeil "heart" necklace and earrings set (retail value of $ 123) for $ 112 and we will donate 10% of the purchase price ($ 11.20) per item to Susan G. Komen.

In addition, we will be donating 10% of our total website sales from October 15-31st.

Thank you so much for your support....cheers to beautiful, healthy breasts!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Removing Obstacles

Om Gan Ganapataye Namo Nama

A sacred chant offered up the the elephant headed deity, Ganesh or Ganapatai. Chanting this phrase over and over is considered a pathway to removing obstacles and reaching the fullest potential, in spirit, in prosperity and in success.

Most of us have prayed in one form or another to take away the things that are holding us back. Usually these things are within our own heads-self doubt, self destructive behavior, constant worry, critical judgements about ourselves and others, not feeling worthy of what we ultimately desire and want in our lives- and the list goes on. Ganesha, the elephant headed deity, represents success, prosperity and peace in all of our endeavors. He is know to be the remover of obstacles in our lives. By invoking Ganesh, it is said to remove the physical and mental blocks that prevent us from reaching our full potential for love, success and abundance. In addition, Ganesh is also the life of the party wherever he goes!

I recently purchased this Hip Hip album that is mixed with sacred chants by leading Kirtan singer call Elephant Power, by MC yogi...I love it...and it cracks me up listening to these hip hop beats with samples from artists such as Bhagavan Das, Jai Uttal and Krishna Das...cracks me up and makes me want to sing out loud...

Jai Ganesha! Rub your belly, breathe away the obstacles and receive what you desire!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


In remembrance of September 11, 2001, let's take a moment to remember everything we are blessed with and be grateful for every moment. Life is way too short!