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Spirit guide

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Has anyone else sought a spirit guide? Mine is in the shape of a bear.

I took an adult ed class in native American culture . One evening we went to the backyard of the teacher and she brought small drums and rattles and sage to light. It was a fascinating evening. Toward the end of the evening she led us through a meditation to find our spirit guide. I can't say that i regularly practice what I learned. I know many people find direction through these beliefs.

Chris

  
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THEWINNER33 6/23/2011 2:21PM

    I have a guardian angel. I know she had=s a sense of humor. She is by my side and keeps me safe.

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 6/23/2011 12:33PM

    Sounds facinating...my cousin was supposed to take me to a sweat lodge but so far it hasn't happened...we live far apart!
I'm 1/4 indian but ignorant as far as native american wisdom goes! All I know is that my clan was Raven.
Rhonda

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JOE_ANNE2 6/22/2011 10:06PM

    Interesting!

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GRAMMACATHY 6/22/2011 9:37PM

    For me I would describe it more as multiple spirit guides, guardian angels, etc. I have to get very still to hear the wisdom. I would love to hear more about your experience.

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Tomorrow is hump day--last week of school!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Each day feels so long right now--maybecause I started it with a flatt tire and calling AAA and ended it with a trip to get the tire fixed and remounted! Well- glass cut it so badly I had to buy a new tire! emoticon

I have to clean my classroom!!!! I can't seem to get at it. emoticon At least I thought of some simple ways to keep students involved. My students don't do well if you leave them too much free time. I would love to clean while they do paperwork but it won't work. Darn.

I bought a little game online. It is a small box of dice with pictures (symbols ) on each side. About 8-10 dice. I had each student take 2 and first pick their favorite symbols to tell a story. After they understood the game, I had them roll the dice and use whatever symbols came up. This group had a tough time. But I think they can improve with practice. I have other groups which will do it more easily. (All of my classes are high school deaf with special needs besides deafness.)

  


Monday of my last wek of school! Yippee!

Monday, June 20, 2011

I thought this week would never get here! School closing is VERY late this year.
I went in yesterday (Sunday) to finish my grades. They would have been done but I had to do business and missed school last Thursday and Friday.

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JINLYNN 6/21/2011 4:15AM

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FRANCESCANAZ 6/20/2011 6:55PM

    You must be up here in NY. We get out on the 24th too. We start the first of Sept. Have a great summer!!!! emoticon

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ILLINITEACHER52 6/20/2011 12:16PM

  You will survive!!! (I am in class presently taking "Project Based Learning")

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MITECU 6/20/2011 9:23AM

    emoticon emoticon

That is a late closing of school. This is my second week of summer vacation. When do you go back? School starts August 22.

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WALNUT5612 6/20/2011 9:13AM

    good

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EDITOR 6/20/2011 6:59AM

    "It is finished" sound appropriate.

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pain --sole of foot-- Mortons neuroma

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I had a Mortons neuroma before and the bottom of my foot hurt. the podiatrist first told me my toes were bent. I knew that but did not realize it was from a growth on a nerve. He taped a pad in my shoe and it took care of my pain. Later I got orthotics made for that. He said he'd tape all my shoes for me but I felt weird going back each time I bought shoes. the orthotics cured the pain. If that did not work he'd do surgery. I did not want that! Chris www.footankleinstitute.com/foot-bott
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roll the mouse over this foot photograph

  
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DAWNMARIES 6/23/2011 9:02PM

    This is good news! You needed somehthing good. I am so glad!

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/20/2011 9:18PM

    what kind of orthotics are you using?? I had neuroma and cortisone injection worked for about 6 weeks. I ended up with surgery. That was maybe 10 years ago. I'm starting to have a bit of discomfort again! Doctor says the neuroma can return. UGH! Recovery from that surgery took a long time and I'm not sure (being 10 or so years older) that I want to go through that again. good luck!

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EDITOR 6/20/2011 5:39AM

    I have neuroma and a cross over toe on my one foot. The good news is that it is not painful only discomfit. There is a big difference! I am now up to a size 11 shoe but you have to do what works.

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BOSSMARE_13 6/19/2011 8:14PM

    I had a Morton's in each foot. The doc didn't do surgery, but he did give me a shot by going through the bottom of my foot up to the top where the little nerves branch out. Holy neuroma, Batman, the cure was worse than the problem. I haven't had any more difficulty since I started wearing wider shoes with flat heels. I fear fashion has done a lot of us a disservice. I'm glad the orthotics are working for you. Surgery should be the last resort.

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JAMBABY0 6/19/2011 6:03PM

    Thats Great!!!

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duct tape for tendinitis-wrists and feet--who knew?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I spend oodles on a wrist splint and a splint for my thumb before. I never thought of duct tape. Nice cheap idea. And now it comes in patterns and colors. Matching my wardrobe would be kinda fun! www.duckbrand.com/Duck%20Tape%20Club
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I think when there is already pain, keeping it still and using ice is probably best. Stretching then would probably increase the nerve irritation that is already there.

I do sign language and people in this profession often get carpel tunnel. Well-the hearing people get it. I think the deaf people grow up with using their hands like this so maybe they don't get this problem. I need to check that out.

Thanks for your tips. And Teri--I sure hope you can cure that pain. Duct tape?
That is a new one! Maybe it is like using a bar of soap in the bed for leg cramps. Come to think of it--where is that bar of soap. I'd better put one back in my bed. I have had cramps lately! emoticon I am drinking tonic water for the cramps as well as being more diligent about taking my minerals at night. I got lax for awhile and the cramps came back. Chris

  
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MADAMES 6/19/2011 7:45PM

    Doesn't it hurt to pull it off?

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Evelyn

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SOULOFADANCER 6/19/2011 7:19PM

    wow what an idea

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THEWINNER33 6/19/2011 6:17PM

    Great ideas. Duct tape, who knew?

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LHLADY517 6/19/2011 3:06PM

    I use duct tape on the sensitive spots on my feet (some scar tissue and such). It works.

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SHERYL_B 6/19/2011 12:49PM

    Love duct tape - ready to try another use!!

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KWHITEHEAD9 6/19/2011 9:53AM

    thanks for all the info...

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