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Monday, May 02, 2011      3 comments

I just finished reading Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese. One line towards the end really got me thinking. The main character says (I am paraphrasing) Ecstasy is when the sacred enters the ordinary. I started looking around me and realiz... Read more
When Heart overcomes body!
Sunday, May 01, 2011      1 comments

I am a tennis fan. I love to watch professional tennis and my DH and I have gone to Wimbledon to see the championships there. However, today I found out just how invested I could become in a tennis team. Our local university (Drake) has a ten... Read more
Boys, Poetry and Essential Oils
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      6 comments

I use essential oils in my yoga classes once in a while. I have the following five oils: tea tree, frankincense, thieves, eucalyptus, lavender. With each of the scents, I asked the teenage boys to write words or phrases that the scents brought... Read more
Nordic Walking
Sunday, April 24, 2011      6 comments

I will admit it, I am always on the lookout for an easy way out. For instance, there must be an easy way to get my cardio done that having to get all sweaty and exhausted. So when I started reading about Nordic walking, I was intrigued. By wa... Read more
Busy day --this is retirement???
Thursday, April 21, 2011      4 comments

One of my biggest problems is carefully forming my mouth in a circle, putting my tongue on the roof and my mouth and expelling air... in other words, saying, "No." So here I am. The month of April each year I volunteer twice a week at a school... Read more
Still Processing yesterdays yoga workshops
Sunday, April 17, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday I did two 2 hour yoga workshops taught by one of my favorite instructors from a nearby town. In fact I have driven almost two hours to go to 2 two hour masters classes and a private one hour class at his studio. Luckily, I had convin... Read more
Rain, Rain go away... sunshine is my energy source
Friday, April 15, 2011      4 comments

In late January after discussing some disturbing symptoms with my md and having been medically checked out, I discussed it with my meds doc. He indicated I had all the classic symptoms of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and recommended I get ... Read more
Distance and Sisters
Thursday, April 14, 2011      6 comments

My sister and I are five years apart in age... I am the older. We became close friends as adults even though we never lived in the same city or state. For years she lived in Colorado, a place she feel in love with as a 10 year old on a family ... Read more
Dentists and expectations
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      4 comments

I decided when I turned 65 to make COBRA payments for 18 months for my dental insurance and get my mouth and teeth in good shape. After a consultation with my dentist and an oral surgeon, we decided that a molar needed to be pulled and replaced... Read more
No expectations - great outcome!
Sunday, April 03, 2011      10 comments

I just returned from an 18 day road trip with my college roommate. She did most of the driving as it was her car we used on our over 3500 miles. We began with our first night stay planned, a commitment to be in Chaco Canyon for the Spring Equi... Read more
It is officially spring and I participated in it.
Sunday, March 20, 2011      6 comments

I have had a unique first day of spring. Yesterday we drove from Santa Fe to Chaco Canyon National Park. (We being my college roommate and I on a 3 week road trip.) One of our college classmates is a part time ranger at Chaco. We had a lovely... Read more
Memorial Service with more joy than sorrow!
Saturday, March 12, 2011      6 comments

I wrote recently about the death of my DH's Uncle George at age 90. His dear wife preceded him in death by two years although we had lost her 5 years before to Alzheimer's. Today the family held a memorial service in honor of both of them at t... Read more
Planning makes a difference
Friday, March 11, 2011      5 comments

Setting small doable goals does make a difference, even when they don't have to do with food and exercise. We are out of town this weekend and then I am leaving on a 3 week road trip with a college roommate. I had a series of "small" task to c... Read more
Acupuncture ?
Sunday, March 06, 2011      4 comments

The local yoga studio where I teach offers "community acupuncture" one Sat. afternoon a month. The studio is used, with mats on the floor with supportive pillows and the treatment costs $25. I decided to give it a try. The needles didn't hurt... Read more
Self Compassion
Saturday, March 05, 2011      5 comments

On a post on one of my teams, a Sparker added a link to a newspaper article about self-compassion v. self-esteem. In the article was the following link: I have spent much of this evening exploring th... Read more

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