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What does it mean to be this embodied spirit? I'm in my 54rd year of discovery.

"May I feel all I need to feel in order to heal; may I heal all I need to heal in order to feel." ~Marguerite Rigoglioso

"When we take the time to re-connect with ourselves, replace our fears with trust, and learn to let go of the things we cannot control, this is taking care. When we listen to our intuition, embrace all of our imperfections, and stay authentic to who we are, this is taking care. When we ground ourselves in the present, and make mental space to find clarity, this is taking care. When we discover our interior barriers and find courage to dissolve them, this is taking care. When we learn to be gentle with ourselves, this is truly taking care." ~Cat Li Stevenson, www.tinybuddha.com

"Our bodies know that they belong; it is our minds that make us homeless." ~John O'Donahue

"It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events by which the path to success may be recognized."
~I Ching, Hexagram 5, Hsu, Waiting (Nourishment)

"...the objective isn't to look different (changing your body), but to look differently (changing your state of awareness). ~Martha Beck

"The extinction of craving is the end of suffering."
~The Buddha

"To be free is to be without anxiety about imperfection."
~Tara Brach

"The full benefits and fruition of meditation cannot be experienced or enjoyed when we are not grounded in our bodies. The phrase from the early text, when understood fully, implies not only that we are able to touch enlightenment with our bodies, but that we must do so--that in fact there is no other way to touch enlightenment except in and through our bodies."

~Reggie Ray, "Touching Enlightenment"
(Tricycle, Spring 2006)

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
~The Buddha

"Begin making choices based on what makes you feel freer and happier, rather than how you think an ideal life should look. It's the process of feeling our way toward happiness, not the realization of some Platonic ideal, that creates our best lives." ~Martha Beck

"The Buddha Way, in essence, is leaping clear of abundance and lack."
~Eihei Dogen, from "Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye)"

"Our body is precious. It is a vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care."
~Buddha

"Overeating is often an attempt to ground the body."
~Anodea Judith

"There is never enough of what does not satisfy."
~Nirmala

"Practice the simple but powerful art of always beginning again."
~Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, "Insight Meditation"

"Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found."
~Eckhart Tolle, "Stillness Speaks"

"The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
~Marcus Aurelius


Member Since: 1/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 42,753

My Goals:
-Heal from SIBO
-Relieve pain from heel spur and Plantar Fasciitis
-Have more energy
-Fit into size medium clothes again
-Reclaim confidence and self-esteem
-Find a secure source of income


My Program:
-Make and eat more plant-based meals
-Do daily yoga and toning exercises
-Learn about and practice C-PTSD therapies
-Make art



Personal Information:
I am an Anglophile and a book-lover with a penchant for chinoiserie. My free time is spent traveling, reading English literature, eastern philosophy, science-fiction, and fantasy. When I'm not reading, I'm crocheting, writing, baking scones, drinking tea, taking mindful walks, doing yoga, and meditating.


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Tea's proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.

~Samuel Johnson

This cup of tea in my two hands in mindfulness is held uprightly. With body and mind I dwell in the very here and now.

Tea Gatha from the Plum Village Chanting book




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  • v -WRKNG2ABTTRME-
    Hi and welcome to the FLYclean (Finally Loving Yourself) team!
    4 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    emoticon Thanks for adding me as a friend. emoticon
    5 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
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    idual.asp?gid=25339

    12 days ago
  • v TRESSWANN
    Tea and books are me
    199 days ago
  • v VALERIEMAHA
    Great to "see" you!
    213 days ago
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