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Why I am proud to live in Iowa
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      1 comments

This is the link to an article and video that is about my pride in living in Iowa. A man lost to history, Arthur Clark worked to get his daughter admitted to the white school in Muscatine, Iowa in 1868 (yes, 1868) and got the word white removed... Read more
Dealing with grief
Monday, February 06, 2012      2 comments

Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses. ~Proverb This is the beginning quote from article about a woman who lost her daughter 32 minutes after her premature birth over 20 years ago. It ... Read more
Groundhog Day and Light
Thursday, February 02, 2012      2 comments

Drats, Puxataney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter when he saw his shadow today. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the thing I miss most in winter is light... the sun is weaker and we have fewer hours of daylight. So i decided to think l... Read more
Live longer
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      2 comments

Got the link to this article in a newsletter from a health studio where I practice yoga. Found it interesting and thought provoking. www.ideafit.com/fitness-
library/how-to-live-longer
?utm_source=Fitness%20Conn
ect%20Client%2... Read more
Is fear holding you back?
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      6 comments

"Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear." - Dale Carnegie I know for me and I think for many of us on this healthy lifestyle journey, a lot of fear is... Read more
My new yoga plans
Saturday, January 28, 2012      7 comments

Adamantine Yoga is a ritualized breath meditation built around the matrix of 14 sun salutations and 20 yoga postures. Adamantine Yoga offers a comprehensive path for the purpose of self transformation by exploring the full potential of the physi... Read more
Do you know about cold and brown fat?
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      7 comments

Check out this article from the New York Times. www.nytimes.com/2012/01/
25/health/brown-fat-burns-
ordinary-fat-study-finds.h
tml?src=recg ... Read more
An attitude of gratitude
Monday, January 23, 2012      3 comments

In the yoga teacher training I am taking, we are talking about ending our practice in meditation with an attitude of gratitude. Today in one of the daily inspirational emails I get I found this quote: If you were trying to be more grateful... Read more
Writer claims to have been on 65 diets.
Thursday, January 19, 2012      2 comments

tinybuddha.com/blog/4-ti
ps-to-tell-the-truth-about
-yourself-and-to-yourself/
?utm_source=The+Tiny+Buddh
a+List&utm_medium=email&ut
m_campaign=8ed1403d6f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN Okay, I know it's a long link, almost... Read more
Before and After Pics.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      7 comments

As part of the maintenance team, I discovered that a U.S. university is creating a data base of people who have lost over 30 lbs. and maintained for a year. I lost 65 and have maintained within 5 lbs for over 5 years. I had to submit before an... Read more
New Yoga pose
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      5 comments

I have been working over the past 8 months or so on a new yoga sequence that I practice at home daily. I get to a nearby city about once a month for a private lesson from an outstanding teacher, Jame Miller. (Check out his web page at jamesmil... Read more
Gratitude
Monday, January 16, 2012      4 comments

Here is a wonderful idea of Rabbi Baruch Spinoza who lived in the 17th century. Practice gratitude by asking yourself these three questions each day. 1. Who or what inspired me today? 2. What brought me happiness today? 3. What broug... Read more
Don't make resolutions
Friday, January 13, 2012      3 comments

I know you just made resolutions, but don't kick that habit. Don't go for that goal. Don't lose that weight. Don't take the leap of faith. Don't do it. Don't even try. Unless you tap into your heart, get the thumbs up sign, and c... Read more
Great Apps for Data Phones
Thursday, January 12, 2012      3 comments

Of course I have the Spark App on my data phone. It is so great when we are traveling, even if my laptop is with us, I can stay up to date on my nutrition, fitness and water with just a few clicks. I have found another free app, that I like ... Read more
I moved a ton today.... literally
Friday, January 06, 2012      4 comments

This story starts in 1976! The state gave away free white pine seedlings in honor of the bicentennial. We had recently moved into our first house and just stuck the seedlings in the ground just behind the house. Our intention was to move the... Read more

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