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Starting over...here I am at step one again.
Starting over...here I am at step one again.




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Member Since: 2/23/2011

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Fitness Minutes: 709

My Goals:
To become more mindful one step at a time.

My Program:
I have set very small achievable goals over a long period of time. I meditate 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening. I attend one beginner yoga class per week. I try to attend water aerobics one time per week. I stretch daily. I take my diet one meal at a time. I am paying close attention to my body and what it wants from me...now that I am in my 40's my body seems to be boss of my world (i.e. aches, pains, discomfort, etc.)

Personal Information:
I am married with one daughter from a previous marriage and two step children who live with us full time. My daughter moved with her father across the country from me and unfortunately she no longer wants to talk to me. I fell into depression during the time she was transitioning to leave, and once she left I decided to start taking extra special care of myself in natural ways, better diet, stretching, meditation and prayer.

Other Information:
My two dogs are the absolute best...we have a Corgi who is the caregiver and protector and we have a Pekingese-Poodle who is all dog..likes to play, likes to get dirty and is very silly. My stepchildren's mother lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007 and now they are with us full time. They are wonderful, well-adjusted children and I am proud to the mom-figure in our house. We are survivors.

I started making prayer beads some years ago and have some of my work on ETSY. www.etsy.com/shop/sacredstrandsbycarol/



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VALERIEMAHA
12/5/2012 12:46:18 PM

So, is our mutual friend having a particularly rough time through this difficult period?
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NONIE_C
11/21/2012 10:57:34 PM

I'm so excited that you've integrated such a lovely and centering morning ritual into you life. I used to do something very similar, and I really need to revitalize my morning yoga/prayer/meditation...Thanks for the inspiration!
Keep up the good work, my friend, and check in when you can. I have been on and off, due to a crazy schedule, too - so I get it.
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VALERIEMAHA
11/21/2012 3:42:54 PM

Hari Om! And lucky you, Carol...two weeks at Yogaville! I was last there this spring, assisting with a program and then attending the Krishna Das Chanting Retreat (pure bliss!). Did you perchance look in my Photo Gallery?

I'll be out of the country for about three months beginning Christmas Day, so I'll be scarce during that time, but I LOVE finding sangha! Let's stay connected!

Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi!
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BLUEBIRDSFLY
7/23/2012 5:58:38 PM

Hello Fabulous Lady!

THIS IS A TOAST...TO US

FOR THE MEN WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!

You have been hit. You have been considered one of the most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you are really fabulous. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU
(no worries about passing it on. Just wanted you to have it.
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NONIE_C
7/23/2012 1:03:49 PM

Hi Carol! emoticon
Thanks so much for adding me as a emoticon I added you too!!!
As I said on your blog, here's to us turtles emoticon we're in it to win it!
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Comment edited on: 7/23/2012 1:04:04 PM

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