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Knitting as meditation
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      2 comments

A good friend invited me to join a knitting group at her church. They knit shawls that are given to people for a variety of reasons such as impending surgery, death in the family, serious illness, etc. There were two requests to be filled this... Read more
Quiet day at home
Friday, February 04, 2011      1 comments

I planned a quiet day at home because yesterday was filled with teaching 3 yoga classes and tomorrow will have 4 hours of yoga and a play in the evening, Sunday will be brunch with young friends of DD and watching the national diving championshi... Read more
Uncle George
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

I have put off writing this blog for 3 days because I wanted to be able to say exactly the right things in exactly the right way. I finally realized that I just needed to write it however it evolved. My DH's Uncle George died on Friday night. ... Read more
Ten Things I Like About Me Challenge
Thursday, January 27, 2011      1 comments

This is a challenge that was posted on the team : Positive Mental Health. Make a list of at least 10 things that you like about yourself. Read the list to yourself while looking in a mirror. While still looking in the mirror tell yourself, ... Read more
What Spark does for me
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      2 comments

I was diagnosed with clinical depression 9years ago. During my therapy I broke my leg and had a series of complications. I was also at a point in my therapy where I was dealing with some pretty frightening stuff. Consequently I put on a signi... Read more
Tennis, anyone?
Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

Our local university hosts the individual championships for their league. Mo is a young man from Bolivia whom we have followed since he came almost 3 years ago. Today he achieved a dream - he won first place in the number 1 flight (best player... Read more
Yoga Master's Class
Saturday, January 22, 2011      1 comments

You know you love yoga when you spend over 3 hours driving to attend a 2 hours master's yoga class. But, then you should meet the teacher. James has a wonderful yoga studio on the third floor of an older house that is filled with windows and s... Read more
I'm not as squeamish as I thought.
Friday, January 21, 2011      2 comments

I had a tummy tuck in early September and had my "final" exam 8 weeks later the surgeon noticed an anomaly at the right end of the scar he wanted to correct. (He is a perfectionist.) By this time we were close to the holidays so I opted to wait... Read more
Birthday Party and yoga
Sunday, January 16, 2011      1 comments

I teach yoga in an after school program in a public school nearby. One the girls in my class has a mother who teaches in the school. In fact Heather was the one that got the yoga program started 3 years ago. After watching some of the unusual... Read more
A wonderful yoga session - Root Chakra
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      2 comments

I am taking a series of yoga classes based on the chakras or 7 centers along the spine that are thought of as wheels of energy. The first one is represented by the color red and is the root chakra located below the base of the spine. It is whe... Read more
Yogi and Yoginis are dedicated people
Monday, January 10, 2011      0 comments

Yogis are men who practice yoga, yoginis are women who practice yoga. I teach a yin yoga class at a local yoga studio on Mondays from 4:45 - 6:00. It started snowing sometime before 7:30 AM and never stopped, just moved back and forth between ... Read more
Life and Death: A Celebration
Saturday, January 08, 2011      2 comments

"A funeral is a ceremony for celebrating, sanctifying, or remembering the life of a person who has died. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from interment itself, to various mon... Read more
Yoga off the Mat
Thursday, January 06, 2011      0 comments

Most people thing that yoga is a series of poses that one assumes and moves through on a rectangular mat either at home or in a yoga studio or other exercise venue. Far from it... yoga is practiced off the mat. It is practiced in taking with y... Read more
Anxious and Excited reprise
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      1 comments

Thanks to all who commented and helped me get my head and heart in the right place. We had an absolutely marvelous time including the drive over with dear friends we just don't get to spend enough time with. We walked in and the first thing I ... Read more
Anxious and excited
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      5 comments

For some reason those two emotions almost always arrive in my heart and gut together. Tomorrow we are driving with some friends to get together with 8 college friends. When I was in college, I didn't have any weight issues, but I certainly had ... Read more

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