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A Perfect Summer Day

Saturday, August 20, 2011      7 comments

Earlier this week a good friend and I planned to go on a bike ride this week. There is a new ride that is gorgeous... each of us had been on parts of it, but neither on the whole thing. We were going to start int he morning, but there was a ch... Read more

Gut, Heart and Mind in confusion

Monday, August 08, 2011      5 comments

I have recently become very interested in meditation. Everything I have read about it, heard from serious practitioners and the little I tried myself seemed to be very positive. So tonight I went to a introductory talk about Vedic Meditation. ... Read more

If you love dogs and kids

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      5 comments

My DD sent this link to me and I must admit I teared up a bit as I read it. We have had 5 dogs in our lives... 2 still with us who are getting on in years... both almost 10 --- a Vizula and a German short-hair pointer. They have all met the cr... Read more

Weekend with Family and Laughter

Monday, August 01, 2011      2 comments

Last week I did a bit of laughter yoga with the senior citizen yoga class I subbed in. After the class, one woman asked me if I grew up in a house with laughter. After a moment's recollection, I answered, "Yes, I did grow up in a home filled w... Read more

Too Tiny????

Tuesday, July 26, 2011      6 comments

You would think after being at goal for as long as I have... 8 years next month that I would be used to the size I am. Well, evidently I am not. First I was always the tallest girl in my class so I saw myself as big even before I became overw... Read more

Inspiration from my yoga kids

Thursday, July 07, 2011      5 comments

This morning I had a dental appointment, not the usual clean and check up, but the next step in the process of getting a dental implant. This is the second time we have tried to place the titanium post that forms the "root" of the implant. Fir... Read more

Intermediate Report on Yoga training

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      7 comments

I am in the midst of a great intensive yoga training course. We have learned some amazing stuff about anatomy and ways of working with people. We spent a considerable amount of time today learning how to asses someone new to yoga and create a ... Read more

108 Sun Salutations: Welcome summer

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      3 comments

Within the yoga community, there is a tradition to celebrate the change of the seasons by doing 108 sun salutations..... a series of 9 poses beginning with standing and ending with standing, each step accompanied by a breath (inhalation or exha... Read more

Mystery sent off

Monday, June 20, 2011      8 comments

When we cleared out my dad's house in 1993, I found several reels of film. I had vague memories of seeing them as a child. Two of the reels were still in boxes with stamps that Eastman Kodak used sending them back.... $.03. I have no idea for... Read more

Water and Cardio

Friday, June 17, 2011      5 comments

This is not about what you think. It is about walking down to the basement and squishing my way across the family room. Luckily we have used foam tiles (3 ft. square) with puzzle piece edges. We began picking up the tiles, carting them upstair... Read more

Prayer Shawl adventure

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      6 comments

Several months ago, I joined a prayer shawl knitting group at a friend's church. We meet every Tuesday for about an hour and a half. Last Wednesday, I discovered that a dear friend had been diagnosed with AML (Acute Myletic Leukemia). Tonight... Read more

Gratitude Campaign

Thursday, June 09, 2011      8 comments

Check out this video. It is a great idea that we could spread easily. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
MSfFYxSdKdo ... Read more

What a hand squeeze can mean!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      3 comments

At knitting last night, one of the knitters told a wonderful story. When the family sat down to a meal, they always joined hands to say grace. At the end, they would send a hand squeeze around the table that meant "I love you." Once when K. w... Read more

Knitting

Tuesday, June 07, 2011      6 comments

I belong to a knitting group at a friend's church. We knit prayer shawls. When someone needs a shawl to deal with life's issues, we select a prayer from an elegant selection and each holding a piece of the shawl, we recite the prayer together,... Read more

New treat

Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

My DH plays mixed double tennis with a woman who is originally from India. Her daughters were in school at the same high school and same time as our children. Today was the finals of the French Open Tennis championship which DH and I have been... Read more


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