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Planning makes a difference
Friday, March 11, 2011      5 comments

Setting small doable goals does make a difference, even when they don't have to do with food and exercise. We are out of town this weekend and then I am leaving on a 3 week road trip with a college roommate. I had a series of "small" task to c... Read more
Acupuncture ?
Sunday, March 06, 2011      4 comments

The local yoga studio where I teach offers "community acupuncture" one Sat. afternoon a month. The studio is used, with mats on the floor with supportive pillows and the treatment costs $25. I decided to give it a try. The needles didn't hurt... Read more
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

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