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Self Compassion

Saturday, March 05, 2011      5 comments

On a post on one of my teams, a Sparker added a link to a newspaper article about self-compassion v. self-esteem. In the article was the following link: I have spent much of this evening exploring th... Read more

Family Fun sort of??

Thursday, March 03, 2011      4 comments

A bit of explanation is necessary. DD made great friends in law school and we all become an extended family of sorts. The first part below was written by DD in an email to the whole group. The last section is a response from one of the group.... Read more

Caution: Religious references

Sunday, February 27, 2011      4 comments
ail/2410 This link will lead you to a page supported by the United Church of Christ. I am not a member of this denomination or any particular church at this time. My DD converted to the Catholic C... Read more

Loving Family

Saturday, February 26, 2011      5 comments

I know I recently blogged of my DH's Uncle George's death. My dear SIL and BIL have been the mainstays for the older generation from my FIL about 10 years ago, Aunt Mary when she moved to a retirement home until her death, my MIL until she moved... Read more

Family Time

Sunday, February 20, 2011      3 comments

Tomorrow we return home. I was very apprehensive about our trip to be with family as I am not in a good place emotionally and want to spend time alone and we were coming to be with our DD for her ear surgery. Luckily the surgery went very well... Read more

Knitting as meditation

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      2 comments

A good friend invited me to join a knitting group at her church. They knit shawls that are given to people for a variety of reasons such as impending surgery, death in the family, serious illness, etc. There were two requests to be filled this... Read more

Quiet day at home

Friday, February 04, 2011      1 comments

I planned a quiet day at home because yesterday was filled with teaching 3 yoga classes and tomorrow will have 4 hours of yoga and a play in the evening, Sunday will be brunch with young friends of DD and watching the national diving championshi... Read more

Uncle George

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

I have put off writing this blog for 3 days because I wanted to be able to say exactly the right things in exactly the right way. I finally realized that I just needed to write it however it evolved. My DH's Uncle George died on Friday night. ... Read more

Ten Things I Like About Me Challenge

Thursday, January 27, 2011      1 comments

This is a challenge that was posted on the team : Positive Mental Health. Make a list of at least 10 things that you like about yourself. Read the list to yourself while looking in a mirror. While still looking in the mirror tell yourself, ... Read more

What Spark does for me

Wednesday, January 26, 2011      2 comments

I was diagnosed with clinical depression 9years ago. During my therapy I broke my leg and had a series of complications. I was also at a point in my therapy where I was dealing with some pretty frightening stuff. Consequently I put on a signi... Read more

Tennis, anyone?

Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

Our local university hosts the individual championships for their league. Mo is a young man from Bolivia whom we have followed since he came almost 3 years ago. Today he achieved a dream - he won first place in the number 1 flight (best player... Read more

Yoga Master's Class

Saturday, January 22, 2011      1 comments

You know you love yoga when you spend over 3 hours driving to attend a 2 hours master's yoga class. But, then you should meet the teacher. James has a wonderful yoga studio on the third floor of an older house that is filled with windows and s... Read more

I'm not as squeamish as I thought.

Friday, January 21, 2011      2 comments

I had a tummy tuck in early September and had my "final" exam 8 weeks later the surgeon noticed an anomaly at the right end of the scar he wanted to correct. (He is a perfectionist.) By this time we were close to the holidays so I opted to wait... Read more

Birthday Party and yoga

Sunday, January 16, 2011      1 comments

I teach yoga in an after school program in a public school nearby. One the girls in my class has a mother who teaches in the school. In fact Heather was the one that got the yoga program started 3 years ago. After watching some of the unusual... Read more

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

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