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Inspiring Essay
Saturday, October 29, 2011      6 comments

This is an inspirational essay of 500 words by a gifted man about what he would say to the world if this were his last day on earth.
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Maybe this is why we are called Spark People
Friday, October 28, 2011      4 comments

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." ~Albert Schweitzer ... Read more
Accepting an addiction
Thursday, October 27, 2011      5 comments

On Monday I had some very minor surgery on my foot which kept me from doing my regular daily home yoga for four days. I see the surgeon tomorrow and hope for a repeal on my restriction. I didn't realize how "addicted" I was to my daily practic... Read more
Spark up your day
Friday, October 21, 2011      7 comments

Stop! Say out loud or write down three things you are blessed with today.... heck, make it 10 if you want. Tomorrow, repeat. Next day: repeat. Third day: repeat. Get the idea??? According to neurological science, you are rewiri... Read more
If you don't understand depression
Sunday, October 16, 2011      6 comments

My DD sent me this link and I think it really speaks to helping people understand what depression really is. ... Read more
Joy Day
Friday, October 14, 2011      2 comments

Please check out this link. It is such a great idea and in some ways so obvious that you almost want to say "Duh" to yourself.
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A tribute to the full moon
Thursday, October 13, 2011      3 comments

Advice From the Moon * Live life to the fullest * Be someone to look up to * Don’t be phased by difficulties * Take time to reflect * Enjoy a little space * Honor the cycles of nature * Light up the night! ... Read more
Press the pause button when needed
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      6 comments
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Iowa City Yoga Festival - Awesome weekend
Monday, October 10, 2011      4 comments

The Iowa City Yoga Festival, just completed (October 7, 8, 9) will be remembered as another outstanding event. I thought last year couldn’t be topped in terms of organization, presenters, workshops, vendors and venue, but in every category this... Read more
Small goals, small steps to balance at home
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      4 comments

I have a tendency to see connections between events in my life and what is happening in my mind and body. For all the years I have done yoga, I cannot do one legged balance poses. I looked around my house and realized there is chaos everywhere. ... Read more
Rethinking New month, new goals.... Make them SMART
Sunday, October 02, 2011      1 comments

Here's what I originally posted as my goals for October: Fitness: Do strength training three times a week. Nutrition: Eat 4-5 fruits and veggies a day Motivation: Meditate 10 minutes at least 5 times a week. Here are the rewr... Read more
Why I love October
Saturday, October 01, 2011      3 comments

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A New Month and New Goals
Friday, September 30, 2011      2 comments

Nancy reminded me tomorrow is a new month and it's time to think about monthly goals. She suggested one in each of three areas: fitness, nutrition and motivation Fitness: Do strength training three times a week. Nutrition: Eat 4-5 fru... Read more
Turkish Embassy
Friday, September 23, 2011      5 comments

What a weekend this has been so far and it is only Friday evening. My DH was a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Turkey in the late 1960's. In fact in the 8 years that the Peace Corps served in Turkey over 1200 volunteers were in country. This ... Read more
An article I want to submit to Yoga Journal
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      10 comments

The Joy of Kids and Yoga There they are. Eight three year olds looking at me, wide-eyed, wiggly and wondering. I’m feeling pretty much the same. I promised the studio owner who got this contract with the a major business day care that I ... Read more

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