Movement

To quiet my mind zig zagging through the oh-so-important and meaningless ideas that whip around my brain I sit motionless on the bench, no sounds of people around unwavering, and breathe deep from within again again until I feel the tension slowly dissipate from my muscles, bones, sinew, and mind. Then I become aware there …

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Everyone Has Their Own $h!t

True events--in the space of a few months my dad died, my car was totaled, my husband’s company was purchased, my middle daughter got an extremely bad concussion, then broke her foot, then same said daughter left for college, and just got 6 stitches 24 hours after we dropped her off. Now I have two …

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Never Hide from the Shadows

I feel like the groundhog who saw his shadow last week.  But, instead of six more weeks of winter, I have five more weeks of only walking.  Bummer—I was expecting that the six week post-op appointment I would be released to do some heavier cardio like the elliptical or exercise bike.  But no, to avoid …

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The Stretch

Doing unsupported headstands in my 40's?  Backbends? Trying again and again  unsuccessfully to do a handstand with no wall support (another day). Riding horses, what to work on today stuck in an indoor arena all winter? Practice something different each ride--curves and straight movements, lateral maneuvers, tempo of the ride. Trying to challenge the limitations …

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A Celebration Deserved

As the speaker thanked his family, friends, priests and others in attendence for all they had done for him--while we were there to celebrate his 25 years service as a deacon in the Catholic Church-- there was a building applause, a standing ovation, and the deacon finally left the podium wiping his eyes. Since this parish …

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