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Walking is good, hiking is better

Walking is good, hiking is better

Continuing on my study from last week of the G-habits from the book Sitting Kills, Moving Heals, by Joan Vernikos I began to think more about the stories of John Glenn. I didn't know that much about John Glenn before and as I searched story after story illustrated a man of great resilience and...

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Is gravity a friend or foe

Is gravity a friend or foe

Last week I was deeply immersed in understanding the role of gravity and movement in keeping our bodies strong and healthy. I was deep into an extraordinary book, Sitting Kills, Moving Heals by Joan Vernikos who was the former Director of NASA's Life Sciences Division. After reading about her...

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WALL-E, space and housekeeping

WALL-E, space and housekeeping

Did you see the Pixar movie WALL-E? It's a story about the earth being contaminated with garbage in 2805. A mega-corporation BUY-N-LARGE has evacuated everyone to live on a huge starliner spaceship, The Axiom. It is space so there is no gravity and The Axiom's passengers have a very automated...

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Sitting with Trust

Sitting with Trust

In the journey of yoga often when you first experience a yoga pose you believe it has one purpose, usually with a physical body benefit. As you practice you realize they are about so much more. Chair pose is like that. Chair pose begins with feet together, and knees together and hands on your...

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Strength in stillness

Strength in stillness

My friend had invited me along with a group I did not know to a place I had never been. I immediately said yes, as she was my coach and friend. I knew this was a naturally curated group of women who would behold great wisdom and love and I was in for a treat of new friends. As we arrived on a...

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Minding the dandelion clocks

Minding the dandelion clocks

I was looking for images for the post last week about mindfulness and a beautiful dandelion photo popped up. It was the puffball kind of dandelion and it piqued my curiosity. It's no secret that over the past few years nature and plants, in particular, have caught my attention. I've looked closer...

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a state of mind

a state of mind

Last week I wrote about the three environments that we live within. I've been experimenting and thinking about these for many years since I realized in 2002 the person I was becoming was not what I had imagined. It was the heart of February, still cold with little sun when I saw a look on his...

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Three sisters…three environments

Three sisters…three environments

It was during research for the Camden Children's Garden in my life as an exhibit designer that I first heard of a Three Sisters Garden and the Cherokee legend. Once upon a time there were three sisters. The first sister was very tall and strong; her name was Corn Girl, and she wore a pale green...

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lessons from being lonely

lessons from being lonely

I thought I was the only one. But a quick search for loneliness found two articles, just published today. These cite the health issues that increase when people feel isolated and alone.  One statistic cited "The health risks of feeling lonely, as well as actual social isolation, surpass...

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getting messy

getting messy

Over the last few months, my creative energy got some traction and my hands started making things. As the initial breeze of ideas began blowing I did not anticipate the tornado of yarn, fabric, paper, playing cards, tiny bells, and dog biscuits that followed. My living and dining room are more...

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