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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.
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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
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
Canoeing and geo chaching
Saturday, June 04, 2011      5 comments

DH and I have canoed many times before and mostly enjoy it.... except when I get flustered and turn the wrong way. Today our local county conservation agency sponsored a canoe and geo caching event. GEOCACHING is a real-world outdoor treasu... Read more

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