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I Think I’m Mastering This Stillness Concept

I have been practicing yoga for nearly two years now, and though I am by no means an expert, I feel I have gained some valuable insight into its philosophy.  If you’re not familiar with the concept of yoga, you … Continue reading

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It’s Time for a New Health Magazine

I don’t know about you, but if you are well over forty like me, then you are probably sick to death of picking up magazines in the store that all have nearly identical teasers on their front page:  “Lose Belly … Continue reading

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Raising Daughters

I only have one daughter, but while visiting her this week and watching her interact with her two daughters, thirteen and nine, I’m grateful that after my girl was born, I had two boys.  Boys are easier.  One girl is … Continue reading

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How to Make Yourself Look Good at the Gym

The other day, while I was getting a drink at the water cooler at my Y, my little paper ice-cream-cone-shaped cup collapsed, and I spilled water down the front of my shirt.  A minute later, one of the regulars there … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping at the Y

I have always been a private person when it comes to showing my flesh.  Okay, let me rephrase that.  Except for the time when I was in college and miniskirts were the rage, I have always been averse to showing … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Act Your Age?

If you’ve been following my blog, you know about my love affair with the Y (formerly named the YMCA).  Well, there recently has appeared a chink in my admiration, and it has to do with the Y’s insistence on multi-generational … Continue reading

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Mildly Miffed Mondays

My daughter, who has the blog Pajama Days (mypajamadays.com), writes a post every Friday entitled Friday Flip-Offs.  Her post is linked to another blog site which actually started this notion of flipping off people, things, and situations which are incredibly … Continue reading

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“Without bread, all is misery.” (William Corbett)

I am a petite woman with some zaftig woman’s belly that has taken up residence in my body.  I walk everywhere, work out at the Y three times a week using the weight machines and the elliptical, pedal my way from … Continue reading

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Quieting My Monkey Mind

I must have just emerged from the Dark Ages because I did not know what chi is.  It was explained to me as the energy of life that flows through all natural things.  A mental image comes to mind of … Continue reading

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The Rack and Other Instruments of Torture

This week I bought a kettlebell after reading an article about it in my Prevention magazine.  It is purported to be a great workout tool to get you in shape quicker than other workout routines, and it’s supposed to be … Continue reading

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