Accepting Support #ywadedicate

Yesterday’s practice from my 30-Day yoga series featured a supported side plank. Adrienne urged me not to power through and do an unsupported side plank at first. We eventually worked up to an unsupported side plank which tested my mettle, but I followed her advice to start with a supported side plank. This version uses […]

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Listening to my Body

I started Jessica’s Fit Camp this week. I realized last year with my long distance running that my body is just not as strong as it used to be. Of course, there are times in my life when I’ve been stronger due to more focus on strength training, but my overall strength is starting to […]

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Creating Space #ywadedicate

This morning’s practice (Day 13 of the Dedicate Yoga Journey) was about creating space. In the first few minutes, I moved stiffly into a twist from a standing forward bend. Mind you I had been in bed only 30 minutes before. After the initial resistance from my creaky joints, my heart opened up to the […]

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The Dark Season

My boss handed me her “Happy Light” today and told me to use it while she was out. “It works,” she said. “It’s already making me feel better.” The darkness in Michigan starts to take its toll around this time of year. It gets increasingly worse for awhile even though the days are getting longer. […]

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It’s More Fun With Girls in the House!

There’s a line in the lady’s room at the Capitol! Woohoo… things are looking up. I have found myself smiling more than once this week and outright chuckling a few times at the splash of color – both figuratively and literally – in a typically old white man’s parlor. Our youngest congresswoman is playfully enjoying […]

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Day 3: Channeling Winslet

In this morning’s yoga practice, Adrienne encouraged me to imagine myself as Kate Winslet “flying” over the sea at the bow of the Titanic. I know the story doesn’t end all that well. But, really, do any of us know how this day will end. What if these were our last moments? Would you want […]

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Got ‘er Done! #ywadedicate

Today was sunny! I got home from work, changed clothes and took Ashok for a 3.5 mile run. It was a lovely night out. Ashok was so happy especially when we came upon this big puddle. She started sprinting toward it, dragging me with her and then jumped and splashed through it like a puppy. […]

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Discerning I’m Lazy #ywadedicate

I walked out of the building tonight, and I shivered. Ice mixed with snow fluttered toward the ground propelled sideways by gusts of wind. Brrrr… I pulled my coat tighter around my neck and hurried to my car. Ice coated the windshield like a hard rock outer coating. I couldn’t bear to get out of […]

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Hitting All My Marks

“Wish me luck,” I said to my coworkers as I was leaving. “I have to run tonight.”  “You are running outside in this?” my coworker said. “Better you than me.” I knew it was cold. I didn’t know it was raining, sleeting and spitting snow until I walked out the door. Ugh… do I really […]

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Chicago From a Window Seat

A man on the streetcorner amplifies his voice through a bullhorn. “Jesus loves you,” he screams to no one in particular. A taxi horn toot-toots. Shoppers swarm across the bridge wearing dark coats, bright hats and multi-colored gloves as if it’s a uniform. The wound on my back throbs. I should have bandaged it I […]

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