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Breathing and health

Sunday, June 20, 2010      4 comments

Here's a breathing practice you can try to experience the principle of deep breathing in action: Sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair. Relax your belly as you inhale so you can completely fill your lungs. Breathe in as much as you can... Read more

Be a torch

Friday, June 18, 2010      1 comments

"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itse... Read more

A-Z Inspiration

Friday, June 18, 2010      0 comments

This list was created by posts from members of the Positive Mental Health Team. Enjoy. "A"lways wake up with a smile in on your face and warmth in your heart. Be mindful of those food portions "C"reate a positive visual board and f... Read more

Listening to my body, not my ego

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      3 comments

I went to a new class today at my hot yoga studio. Here is the on-line description. "Get a dose of daily energy. Expect the unexpected - combining yoga, pilates, plyometrics, balancing, strength conditioning, abs, and whatever else we can conju... Read more

Join a gym???

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      6 comments

I have been working with a personal trainer for several months. I love her and her attitude and all that I have learned from her. I can really only afford to see her twice a month and that's still pretty expensive. But, I know that she motiva... Read more

Imagine Health

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      3 comments

I have an active dream life and I remember certain images from them vividly. I also often have vivid images appear when I meditate. Okay, many of you by now have quit reading. That's okay. Each person has a perspective on life that keeps the... Read more

Spark and my life

Sunday, June 06, 2010      3 comments

I came to Spark at goal and feeling pretty good about myself. I can't even remember why I decided to join. I am so glad I did. Using the nutrition and activity trackers have helped me and motivated me on days I needed it. Best of all is the ... Read more

Tennis and Food

Saturday, June 05, 2010      1 comments

My DH is an avid tennis player... almost every day and sometimes twice a day. I am an avid fan of the game. We went to Wimbledon last year and got to see the Williams sisters play doubles. (Unless you are a fan, that may or may not mean some... Read more

In Memoriam M2BSEXY

Friday, June 04, 2010      2 comments

When I die If you need to weep Cry for whatever separates you from anyone I love. And when you need me Put your arms around each other And give whatever you need to give or receive from me. I wanted to leave you something Something... Read more

Detachment and Gold (long story)

Thursday, June 03, 2010      2 comments

I do yoga several times a week because I enjoy it, it make me feel good and it helps me examine emotional issues. (Emotional eating is a huge issue for me.) Detachment (it doesn't mean not caring; it means not letting things, people, events def... Read more

Just a Fun Story

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      4 comments

This past weekend we were helping my son's in-laws celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. It turns out on of their grandson's birthday was the next day after everyone would be gone, so we celebrated a day early. Isaac is turning 9 and is be... Read more


Saturday, May 29, 2010      3 comments

I thought I was handling all the celebrations this month well. Working hard at keeping portions in control, making sure I got exercise. Then about 2 weeks ago I got a small tear in my hamstring. I can do most yoga, but not much tough cardio o... Read more

You are worth it!

Friday, May 28, 2010      2 comments

Please in the next week, schedule something outrageously decadent to do for yourself. You deserve to feel the way I do right now.... everyone does. I just came from having a facial and a manicure. The facial including a foot scrub, an upper b... Read more

Delayed Rewards

Wednesday, May 26, 2010      1 comments

I will bet anyone just starting to read this thinks it's about dieting, losing weight or some such thing. Nope! It's about being a teacher. I retired 2 years ago after 20 years in the classroom and library. I didn't get paid a whole lot for h... Read more

New Grandnephew

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      2 comments

Finally got down to St. Louis to see new grandnephew - born May 4th. Mom and Dad are still nervous, over-protective first-time parents. I asked to hold him and was asked to wash my hands first. No problem, but I hope they relax a little bit m... Read more

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