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Walking with dogs
Saturday, October 23, 2010      4 comments

For a few weeks, my exercise was limited to walking. Although I am back to yoga and strength training, I have found I enjoy walking. I've read about lots of folks who walk with their dogs. I love our two dogs - Brigeda is a German Short Hair ... Read more
Cleaning cupboards and small goals.
Friday, October 22, 2010      3 comments

I hate cleaning cupboards. I can't believe the things that i stuff in there to save. I spent all morning convincing myself that the wonderful work i was doing on Spark People was a good reason to put off the cupboard cleaning... then I remembe... Read more
Love teaching yoga to kids
Thursday, October 21, 2010      0 comments

I am back for the third year in a row at a local public school teaching yoga after school. Today nine of the 10 girls registered were there and only two of them were brand new. Some of these girls I have worked with since first grade. Watchin... Read more
Calculated a favorite family recipe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      0 comments

Decided to have lamb stew for supper. Had to measure.... never had done that before... to then use recipe calculator to see if I had enough calories left. I did and the stew is waiting for me now. Check it out... Lamb Stew like Moms.... Read more
Busy Day
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      0 comments

I am now over five weeks away from my tummy tuck surgery and back to my regular schedule which includes teaching a 6:30 AM yoga class on Tuesdays. It's been over 5 weeks since my alarm went off at 5:30 and I have felt it late this afternoon. ... Read more
Wish I could capture the magic
Monday, October 18, 2010      5 comments

This past weekend DH and I attended his 45th college reunion. I attended the same college two years behind him. In fact we met only 6 weeks before he graduated. The weekend was magic and I can't quite figure why or how to explain it. Weather... Read more
Sunday, October 17, 2010      1 comments

We did lots of smiling and laughing this weekend at Dh's 45th college reunion. It reminded me of the power of laughter. I am a trained laughter yoga teacher.... yes there really is such a thing. Google laughter yoga and enjoy watching the You... Read more
The Power of Community
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      3 comments

I have been glued to my TV for most of the last 24 hours watching the miracle of the mine rescue in Chile. As i listened I realized something about the importance and value of community for us as humans. Those 33 men were not just 33 individua... Read more
A Real Shower
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      0 comments

Remember that song from your childhood: "Playmate, come out and play with me and bring your dollies three. Climb up my apple tree. Holler down my rain barrel. Slide down my cellar door and we'll be jolly friends forever more." I remember my... Read more
Healthy, terrific breakfast at a Bakery
Monday, October 11, 2010      1 comments

Every once in a while, the women from my Monday morning yoga class go out for breakfast after. We usually to to this wonderful cafe that has the most delicious oatmeal cooked in chai tea without sugar, It is soooo good. This morning someone s... Read more
Taking care of myself
Sunday, October 10, 2010      0 comments

Friday was 4 weeks from the date of my surgery and on Tuesday the doctor gave me the okay to do anything I wanted physically. Yesterday we had a wonderfully busy day.... an 90 minute bike ride in the morning (first time on my bike in 5 weeks),... Read more
Yoga, religion and self-care
Friday, October 08, 2010      3 comments

There was are article in the front section of our newspaper that reported a Baptist minister had written an essay on line indicating that Christians should not do yoga, that the exercise and meditation was not a way to God and that yoga was a re... Read more
Vacations can be healthy
Thursday, October 07, 2010      0 comments

Good afternoon. I missed Spark the two days i was away from my computer, mostly I wished all of you could have been along. We had lovely weather (low to mid 70's, bright sunshine and cloudless sky.) The B & B we stayed at was lovely...she had ... Read more
Hurray, Yoga again.
Monday, October 04, 2010      3 comments

First I have to admit, I am not a good patient. I don't seen my surgeon until tomorrow for my 3-4 week follow up to my tummy tuck. But all the stuff I read both from the doctor and from the web said I could start "normal" activities after 3 to... Read more
Absence from Spark worries
Sunday, October 03, 2010      7 comments

I have been worried because I am going to miss a couple days on Spark this week. We decided yesterday to go on a Fall Color tour in Northeast Iowa on Tuesday and Wednesday. While we are staying at a B & B with Wi-Fi, I have decided this trip ... Read more

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