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Inverted Downward Dog next to a Birch Tree.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Hello everyone! Guess what? I am trying yoga again and it feels great. I suppose that it is more like yogic stretching but it beats nothing at all right?! I first started doing yoga in Russia years ago and actually don't know any of the right "names" of the different moves since I know them in another language. I am not even sure exactly what style I know either...

Yoga is helping me to deal with stress and frustration these days and I am happy to report it is working. Go figure?! My favorite move is called the birch tree in Russian and is basically a shoulder stand. I like to think about my day and say my prayers in that position. Never hurts to mix and match religions and exercise... I guess I am multitasking!

Have a great one!

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AFM-SPARK 5/9/2010 12:27AM

    I'm glad you are enjoying the yoga. And, anything named after a Birch Tree has to be good, right?


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TANNERS 4/29/2010 9:42AM

    YAY Keelin! I'm glad you are finding something that is helping! That makes all the difference in the world! I am proud of you and how strong you are! Keep it going girl!

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Powerful prayers.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hi loved ones!

I know that I hardly ever write anything, but I have been inspired by the words of my friends Tanya and Linda to sit down and give it a try. Ha!

I have been going through a considerable amount of life changes recently, some positive and others negative. I have been praying hard to keep me on the right track and give me some sign what to expect for the future and what I should be currently doing. It has become clear to me that my prayers are being answered...just not all at once! It seems that I am being given little nuggets of truth from time to time to keep me on the right path. I was shown that I needed to move to a new home in February. I was shown that a marathon in May would be good for me. The training for that race in March and April have brought me clarity and peace. I now know that Medical School may or may not be a part of my near future and I am ok with that. Dear friends and loved ones (yes that includes you) have been put before me to support and guide me all along the way. I know that it sounds corny, but the beauty and complexity of the plan is coming clear. I am amazed.

Hope that the master plan for your prayers shows itself and all its wonder to you too!

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TANNERS 4/20/2010 12:15PM

    My dear Keelin... doesn't it hurt to know that some of life's most valuable lessons are the hardest and most painful to learn? I completely understand what you are saying, and sometimes more than I want inner peace or my pain to go away, I want answers to what my future holds. It's cheesy, but I think that there is often a lot of truth in song lyrics, and I also turn to Hoobastank's Crawling in the Dark when I got so frustrated with the uncertainty.

Verse 1: I will dedicate and sacrifice my everything for just a seconds worth of how my story's ending and I wish I could know if the directions that I take and all the choices that I make won't end up all for nothing.

Chorus: show me what its for. Make me understand it. I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answer. Is there something more than what I've been handed? I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answer.

Verse 2: Help me carry on. Assure me it's ok to use my heart and not my eyes to navigate the darkness. Will the ending be ever coming suddenly? Will I ever get to see the ending to my story?

Chorus: show me what its for. Make me understand it. I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answer. Is there something more than what I've been handed? I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answer.

Bridge: So when and how will I know?....
How much further do I have to go? How much longer until I finally know? Because I'm looking and I just can't see what's in front of me, in front of me!

I am glad you are finding peace and happiness! You are an amazing person who I am so thrilled to have stumbled across! And by the way... great blog!!

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Ode to Love and Peace.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I have been doing a lot of thinking about this subject recently. Our world is so infatuated with possessions, money, things... I have come to realize that there is so much more that really matters. The real "glue" that keeps us sane and healthy is love. I am so blessed to have the love of a wonderfully supportive family comprised of kin and friends. These precious souls are represented here on this very site as well. Thank you so much for all you do to make my life the miracle that it truly is.

Happy Valentine's Day to you!


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ANGEL636 7/30/2011 11:27AM

    So very true Keelin, makes me think about all the junk in my life that needs to go.
Kudos to you, good luck & god bless you on your journey.

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Keelin the Wolverine!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Yes Friends...

It is true. I have been hiding something from you for quite some time. I, Keelinover, am actually Hugh Jackman aka "Wolverine". Ok... now that that is out on the table. Ha!

I ran a 13.1 mile race this morning in the snow. Mile one....hadn't started snowing yet...numb feet and fingers. Mile two... snow started. Mile three... fingers and toes back to normal (thank God). Miles pretty chatty with other runners (always fun). Ooooh. Forgot to mention that my super AWESOME Father was out in the inclement weather to cheer me on. I love him so much!

Mile 6.something.... I made it to the turn around point. Around miles 7-8...water and gatorade stops turned into slurpee with the snow (how cool is that?). After mile 8... my eye lashes started to freeze together and I was actively wiping ice/snow from my brows and face. I met some awesome people in the latter miles and we cheered each other on. At the finish... I got to use my favorite "Rocky Balboa" arms in the air and yelling! That never gets old. I was so happy to be finished. Now for the fun part.

My Father took this picture of me at the finish. Literally every part of my face was caked in snow. I have some peach fuzz around my jaw bone and snow was even stuck there. I swear to you Spark Friends.... I looked just like the Wolverine! Very Scary.

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OPTIMISSPRIME 4/25/2010 10:52AM

    emoticon YOU GO GIRL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIANNE023 1/31/2010 8:37PM

    OMG!! I live in Florida - it is 52 degrees tonight and I am freezing! I can't imagine the determination and stamina it takes to do what you did. Congratulations!!

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Whirlwind, wind-tunnel of a trip!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Hey Loved Ones!

It seems that I forgot to tell ANYONE that my Husband and I were going on a trip. Sorry!

Turns out that cruises are super cheap these days so we decided to take full advantage of the situation. We just went on a whirlwind trip to the Western Carribean for 5 days. Whirlwind meaning last minute and the fact that it was SO WINDY! I almost was blown off the dang boat while running around the track on the top deck. Ha! I would have loved for it to have rained a little less and been sunny, but gosh, we sure did have a lovely time. We slept a lot, took lots of naps, ate like horses, exercised a whole ton, danced like whirling dervishes, drank a little too much and met some wonderfully interesting people.

I am proud to announce that I almost got my fill of amazing seafood...if that is even possible. With the grumble of my Husband in tow, I took the stairs almost exclusively in this 14-story boat. Boy was that fun in heels! While the rain poured outside most of the trip, we both hit the gym and I made good use of the sauna/steam room.

I wish that you all could have come with us! I also hope that you can find time in the near future to treat yourself have as much fun as we did.

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BEMORESTUBBORN 1/22/2010 11:56PM

    Sounds like a great time! Glad you enjoyed it and had some exercise, too! Vacations are terrific...

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FATBOTTOMGRL1 1/21/2010 9:39AM

    I'm glad that you are back, safely! I have heard that the carribean has been experiencing some shakes... yikes!

I would love to go on a cruise, however I'm terrified it will sink and my fat bottom will be eaten by sharks... lol After they eat me, they won't have to eat for months!!!! hahaha

Glad you and hubby got away, had a good time regardless of the weather.

Love ya

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TANNERS 1/21/2010 8:24AM

    I'm just glad you had a wonderful time! We all need those getaways!

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