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A wonderful yoga session - Root Chakra

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      2 comments

I am taking a series of yoga classes based on the chakras or 7 centers along the spine that are thought of as wheels of energy. The first one is represented by the color red and is the root chakra located below the base of the spine. It is whe... Read more

Yogi and Yoginis are dedicated people

Monday, January 10, 2011      0 comments

Yogis are men who practice yoga, yoginis are women who practice yoga. I teach a yin yoga class at a local yoga studio on Mondays from 4:45 - 6:00. It started snowing sometime before 7:30 AM and never stopped, just moved back and forth between ... Read more

Life and Death: A Celebration

Saturday, January 08, 2011      2 comments

"A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various mon... Read more

Yoga off the Mat

Thursday, January 06, 2011      0 comments

Most people thing that yoga is a series of poses that one assumes and moves through on a rectangular mat either at home or in a yoga studio or other exercise venue. Far from it... yoga is practiced off the mat. It is practiced in taking with y... Read more

Anxious and Excited reprise

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      1 comments

Thanks to all who commented and helped me get my head and heart in the right place. We had an absolutely marvelous time including the drive over with dear friends we just don't get to spend enough time with. We walked in and the first thing I ... Read more

Anxious and excited

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      5 comments

For some reason those two emotions almost always arrive in my heart and gut together. Tomorrow we are driving with some friends to get together with 8 college friends. When I was in college, I didn't have any weight issues, but I certainly had ... Read more

Fun Challenge from Iowa Team

Sunday, January 02, 2011      1 comments

This is the challenge put forward by the team leader of the Iowa team. It is actually lots of fun. Choose a destination in the US, a place where you can "walk" to. For each point you collect, you can walk 5 miles toward your destination... Read more


Saturday, January 01, 2011      4 comments

Okay, I did overdo it over the holidays. In some ways I am surprised the total gain isn't worse. I guess I have learned some good habits. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, I have gained 7 lbs. My goal is to have it gone by Valentine's Day... Read more

End of the year or just another day

Friday, December 31, 2010      6 comments

In some ways today is just another Friday at the end of December in the middle of winter. However, we have invested it with great power. We make it a watershed... one year ends, another begins. We feel as if we have been given a clean slate a... Read more

For Kris

Wednesday, December 29, 2010      5 comments

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010      3 comments

I have decided to set goals to reach by my birthday in April. Then I will set goals for August wedding anniversary, then Thanksgiving, then end of the year. 1. Meditate daily beginning with reading as I arise. 2. Sun salutations every day... Read more

Holiday cheer and the patience of a customer service representative.

Thursday, December 23, 2010      2 comments

DH, DD and I traveled by air from St. Louis to D.C. to be with DS, DDIL and DGS. Our flight was uneventful and on time, although the planes were completely booked. Since we were bringing some gifts (DH's Bday is Dec. 22) we decided to pay the ... Read more

Serendipity on a walk

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      1 comments

We are in St. Louis with my SIL and BIL until we take off tonight for D.C. with DD to visit DS, DDIL and GS. I knew I wouldn't have much chance for activity so late this morning I took a 1/2 hour walk in the neighborhood. At noon, I heard the ... Read more

Think of your blessings.

Sunday, December 19, 2010      3 comments

My season's holiday gift to you:
l-inspirational-ppt-powerpoint/ Check out this power point about what the world would be like if the population wer... Read more


Saturday, December 18, 2010      1 comments

This is almost the only weekend in December that we are home. Our DD's friend who has been living with us since Nov. 15th when he got a job here in town, has found his own place. He will move in the end of this month, but he still have stuff i... Read more

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