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Thoughts on Independence Day

Tuesday, July 03, 2012      6 comments

Tomorrow, july 4th is a major holiday in the United States. We celebrate our independence from the British Empire, gained through an 8 year war after an official declaration of independence. That document delcared "all men are created equal... Read more

Practice One-Pointed Awareness

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      16 comments

I am doing an on line practice through the Chopra Center for 8 weeks. One of the practices for this week to help settle the mind and bring yourself into the moment I have copied and posted below. So tonight when I brushed my teeth, I tried t... Read more

Self-Compassion Pause

Sunday, June 24, 2012      8 comments

I read this and copied it from the Wise Brain Bulletin. I think it is a wonderful practice for anyone. Self -Comp assion Pause Purpose / Effects Self-compassion is a powerful tool you can use to improve your well-being, self confiden... Read more

My Day

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      6 comments

This morning the alarm in St. Louse quietly sounded at 3:30. By 4:00 DH and I were packed and on the way to the airport, with one quick stop for gas and some yogurt and granola for me. BTW, to my DSIL, those Zone bars were life savers. Got ... Read more

Chinese Lanterns in St. Louis (pics)

Monday, June 18, 2012      9 comments

This display at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis is the only place in the U. S. that this show is scheduled. It will be in St. Louis through Aug. 19th. If you have a chance, see it. All of the pieces are made with wire covered wi... Read more


Saturday, June 16, 2012      8 comments

Studies show that this one thing can make you 25% happier. It makes you immune to anger, disappointment and frustration. It's even been shown to heal pain and illness in your body. That one thing is GRATITUDE - and amazing things... Read more

The Shine in your eyes

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      5 comments

I copied this from a much longer post from the Chopra Center: The Shine in Your Eyes Conscious inner dialogue is a powerful tool for connecting to your true self. Whenever you look in the mirror, even if just for a few seconds, make eye c... Read more

What is wealth?

Sunday, June 10, 2012      5 comments

I found this wonderful definition on another site. The poster said a teacher had shared this with the class. Wealth is not only about money. There are 8 parameters of wealth: Inner peace Physical energy Family Professional life ... Read more

Great News from DD

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      9 comments

Our DD began her first "real" job as a lawyer yesterday. In the two years since she graduated from law school, she had been clerking for an appellate court judge of Missouri. She loved the work, the people... however as a "public servant, " sh... Read more

Why we need community

Monday, June 04, 2012      3 comments

Please check out this site. It will help you understand why this community of Spark People makes a difference. Here's one example: 3. Support and belief. Some days those big goals just seem impossible. On those days when you most want to g... Read more

Being Present

Friday, June 01, 2012      3 comments

On Tuesday and Thursday this week, I went to my favorite yoga studio for GSP.... guided self practice. I have learned a sequence developed by James Miller called Adamantine. Sandi, who owns the studio, has studied with James as well. I practi... Read more

Ego and Perfection

Wednesday, May 23, 2012      3 comments

Yoga is important in my life. I practice it daily 5 or 6 days a week and I teach 5 yoga classes a week. I know that yoga is not about perfection but about what your body and mind can attain on any particular time and day. I also know that I n... Read more

Should we eat out????

Monday, May 21, 2012      6 comments
ealthy-meals_ST_U.htm Check out this link about eating out. Please don't let it scare you and convince you that you should not eat out. Instead, look for the ideas tha... Read more

Unique afternoon

Friday, May 18, 2012      5 comments

Our DD made some wonderful friends in law school and has kept in touch with them. One of them lives in our hometown, which happens to be the state capitol. He works at the capitol building and took us on a private tour today. I have been to t... Read more

Geocaching and Coincidences

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      5 comments

My DD is visiting us for two weeks and has come up with some fun things to do. Today I went geocaching for the first time. We had 4 locations, made it to three of them and found one cache. That may not sound like much, but I got to explore a p... Read more

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