Aging and empathy

Water Grave Vietnam   We’ve put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it. ~Frank A. Clark

The other day, I attended a concert with my husband. The venue was intimate (small), but well suited for the event. I have incredibly diverse taste in music, and this concert featured Mozart not Nickelback, Prince or Beck.

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Self-Publishing and Titles

Desk

“Whoever ceases to be a student, has never been a student”
George Isles

That little corner of my desk has been my focus for some time now. Some days the books are piled much higher. I got myself through writing the memoir, working with a wonderful editor on round one of edits, and am now getting a handle on the self-publishing side of things. I have my game plan, and am exicited to move forward.

The funny thing, is that my sticking point has nothing to do with the technology, process, or the legalities of self-Publishing – it actually has nothing to do with it at all.

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New Chapter

SanDiegoSunset My new chapter has nothing to do with New Year’s resolutions – I stopped making those years ago, and am much further ahead on my goals because of it.  There was no getting overwhelmed or feeling like I failed.

I set goals for each day, week and month that are achievable through consistent effort and action.

Using a method that works for me, allowed me to finish my memoir this year. With the help of MIGHT, I set aside writing time every day, sometimes just for twenty minutes – but I did it consistently.

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Osteoarthritis Can Strike at Any Time

Race Day Bling

Race Day Bling

It seems like just yesterday I was running across a finish line. It was just a two weeks ago that I was sweating in a Bikram Yoga class. Friday I received the answer to a nagging issue. I didn’t like the answer, but I was happy to have it.

Leukemia took the life of someone I loved and I ended up becoming a runner because of it, thanks to Team in Training.  As soon as my mileage increased, I started having issues with my IT Band and my hips. The IT band issues eventually went away after some strength training, but I’ve been battling the hip issues for a long time. I’ve gone through chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, working with a personal trainer, and while all worked for a while, the hip pain had a funny way of coming back.

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Bikram Yoga Delivers

Mind Body Connection

Mind Body Connection

After more than a few years hiatus, I starting going to Bikram Yoga again – aka – “Hot Yoga”.  This is a Yoga practice consisting of 26 poses in a room heated to 104 degrees. I stopped going the last time after a few classes because my life became so hectic, I told myself I didn’t have time to breathe, let alone breathe in a hot room for 90 minutes!

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