My family and I are, like any family, not without struggle. But we are in a very different position than we were one year ago. There have been dozens of moments in the past few months and days that have made me cry joyful tears. I finished a 5K run on our campus. We went … Continue reading
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Ever had a day where you feel FIT? Today I did, thanks to a kind woman and some hard science. The lesson of today: The power of suggestion — of confirmation — is an amazing thing. When I saw my pre-surgery X-ray, actually saw how there was something even a lay person could recognize as … Continue reading
Hip, hip, hooray.
Sometimes during yoga practice I feel like my teacher has designed the whole class just for me. Today was all hips. “Hip, hip, hooray,” she said, explaining that the start of the school year gave us all a chance to think about what self-doubt we’re carrying and let it flow out of our bodies. That … Continue reading
Best Monday in … maybe ever!
Today was the best Monday I’ve had in I don’t know how long. Nothing exceptionally wonderful or even remarkable happened by “normal” standards. But for me, it was amazing. We got up early to take Einstein the Prius (our family car) to the doctor (Toyota dealership). En route my husband dropped me off at the … Continue reading
This is my favorite time of year. The marching band is practicing all over campus, everything looks gorgeous, it even feels like fall here this week. AWESOME! I’m peppy — really peppy, like I used to be. During work today I got to take time to take all of that in. Last year I didn’t … Continue reading
From walker user to move-in pro in one year
Until about 10 p.m. today I felt like She-Ra (Thanks to Internationalhero.co.uk for the image). Do you remember her? The Princess of Power who was He-Man’s female counterpart? Anyway, when I was a kid, she was a badass who could do anything with a terrifically catchy theme song. And today, for 13 hours, I felt … Continue reading
A very cool thing happened in yoga practice today. A student who is studying physical therapy and has worked with our teacher often was able to attend. The summer group has been very small and today’s class was chattier than usual. The teacher, Mimi, asked the physical therapist, Caroline, to name the major muscles we … Continue reading
Post-vacation insomnia-induced rant
I wish I could sleep. My mind is racing about nothing that I can put a finger on. I have tried a few times now to practice my breathing and I feel instead like I will suffocate. I took a shower to try to relax and it only made me more awake. After 10 days … Continue reading
Yoga = Therapy
Some days I know that I am getting as much out of my yoga practice as I am my twice monthly counseling/EMDR visits. Today solidified that in my mind forever. Yoga is therapy. More rain is coming. I was stiff and sore this morning but pumped up about today being “Yoga Day.” I told myself … Continue reading
The weather improved in a big way on Thursday afternoon and continues to be lovely. My pelvis and I are enjoying the benefit of steady air pressure. I had a sort of epiphany today about the connection between my pelvis and the weather: I am blessed to be so directly connected to Mother Earth in … Continue reading