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I DID MY FIRST HANDSTAND!

7 Apr

I did it! I did a handstand for the first time ever! It wasn’t the most beautiful handstand and it only lasted for about three seconds but I did it! I consistently did handstands against the wall where I tapped the wall with one foot for just a second and then held the handstand without touching the wall at all!

Let me explain…. I set a goal to do a handstand by my 65th birthday which will be in January 2014. My apologies to those who have patiently listen to me talk about my desire to accomplish this goal. J My new goal is to do a stronger, better and longer handstand by my birthday. In the meantime, I’m aware of how much I’m learning aside from how to do a handstand. Here’s what I mean… Continue reading

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INSPIRATION OR INTIMIDATION? Getting Started With Exercise

12 Feb

The woman in the picture is Ernestine Shepherd and she’s my hero!

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DOUBT YOUR DOUBTS

2 Feb

That’s what my yoga teacher says all the time. Doubt your doubts.

The Zen proverb rings true for me but I want to pack a little more around these big, lofty thoughts. Whenever a good idea comes with more specifics, it is sometimes easier to walk away with the goodies.

First, we need to doubt our beliefs. Beliefs are just that – beliefs. Some can be proven. Some of those same proven beliefs can be unproven by someone else. That can either be unsettling to you or liberating. Since we get to choose how to respond to everything, I choose to be liberated by the fact that there can be multiple truths. Isn’t that really part of our purpose here on this planet, to seek our truth?

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DON’T UNDERESTIMATE YOURSELF

3 Jan

Ida Keeling, 95 year old sprinter

I ran across an interesting article in the New York Times today. It says that we tend to underestimate how much we will change in the future.

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