Yearly Archives: 2012

“The Farm”

Around 1972, my mother’s parents, Anthony & Mary Rudis, purchased several hundred acres and a couple farmhouses south of Chicago, in-between the Crete, IL and Monee, IL townships.  They farmed corn & soybean, and transformed the main farmhouse plot into a haven of Lithuanian cultural icons, and beautiful gardens. The… Read On

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Things I’ve Learned From Self-Employment: Part III

November’s been a whirlwind & a half. A mercury retrograde started on November 4th, and although I normally don’t get affected by those things, this time it whooped my behind. Me, Me, Me While “me, me, me” is a great vocal warmup, it’s not a great philosophy for conducting one’s… Read On

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Things I’ve Learned From Self Employment: Part 2

Not everything works out the way you want it to, hoped it would, or planned for. In fact, it hardly ever does. Over the last weeks, I’ve learned a lot about what does/doesn’t work in a yoga class. I’ve learned about what types of places do/don’t work out for a… Read On

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Grief: The World Keeps Turning

Over the last 2 weeks or so, I’ve been hit with some pretty serious depression & anxiety. Anxiety over the fact that I will die someday; so will the remaining loved ones in my family & circle of friends. Depression from recalling it was 2 years ago during early October… Read On

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Things I’ve Learned From Self-Employment: Part 1

Marty @ Izaak Walton

As my dear friend & author Peter Darling celebrates his 10th year at Microsoft, I teeter on the brink of completing my 2nd full month of self-employment. What a short, strange trip it’s been… Self-care I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: self-care is the cornerstone to my… Read On

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CAMPAIGN FOR CORTNEY – 2012

Cortney Malinowski in Guatamala

In 2011, my friend Cortney Malinowski’s life changed when she partnered with Cross-Cultural Solutions for a volunteer trip to Guatamala. CCS placed Cortney with developmental disabled orphans in Guatamala City. She was so touched by the tremendous gift of giving to others’ in need, she decided to volunteer again with… Read On

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My Other New Life: NYR Organic

NYR Organic Logo

It took me 6 weeks to write this post, too. I guess I came up against my own judgement wall around the “Mary Kaye” model of business ownership. My entire working career has been in sales, marketing, and customer service. Now, I finally am part of sales & business building… Read On

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Marissa’s Current Yoga Schedule

Marissa Krupa - Yoga Instructor

Here is the latest listing of yoga classes I’m teaching regularly or subbing over the next week, in Chicago. If you live here or are in the area, stop on by! At the end of the list are a couple of descriptions about the various classes I teach. Ping me… Read On

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My New Life: Yoga Instructor

Marissa Krupa - Yoga Instructor

It’s taken 6 weeks to write this post. My nerves were high, my fear great. Somehow, I thought the friends & family who knew me from the corporate world, would think less of me when I told them about my new life. Somehow, I felt judgement before the judgement was… Read On

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Air Prayers: taking good intentions to the next level

Back in June, I had the delightful surprise of being contacted by Christine Marzullo, the founder of Air Prayers.  She started Air Prayers after her father passed away suddenly, in 2004. What I love about Christine’s organization, is she has tapped into the value of energy through prayer. She felt… Read On

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