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Month: July 2016


I have read that the stories that we tell ourselves are important and can make a difference in how we experience the world. I didn’t understand this. I figured that no matter now something was explained, that didn’t change the facts. I got a new understanding of this a few weeks ago. I went to a Dance of Universal Peace. It was a nice group of people and the dancing was fun. We got in a circle and held hands and sang and danced. It was sort of complicated at times and it was all I could do to...

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I recently found yoga! It has been a wonderful discovery for me and has helped me in a lot of ways. It gives me something to do that calms my mind and hopefully will make my body stronger. It also allows me to be around other people. Besides the physical aspect, yoga brings in a spiritual dimension that really makes me happy. I have felt like I needed to do yoga for about a year but I resisted. I am sure that some of the resistance was because I am not used to being around people but part of it is because of my weight and awkwardness. Now that I mention that, I suppose the weight and awkwardness is part of why I stay away from people. The yoga class that I went to was taught by a woman older than me. She spent quite a bit of time making sure that I had the proper props and understood when to use them. She also told me not to try to keep up with others and just do what I needed to do. While the rest of the class was doing 108 downward dog/cobras I just did some cobras to start strengthening my body. I have been working on meditation for several years now. It has calmed my mind enough that I can usually fall asleep and that, for...

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Ukulele, yoga, and drum circles!

I had a pretty amazing week last week. First was Monday, the 4th of July and one of my favorite holidays. For years my health was so bad that I couldn’t enjoy holidays much. I had a friend that took my youngest son to fireworks shows each year and I sat here at home alone. It was sad. The past several years I have been doing better and we shot our own fireworks. There were a couple of years that it was just my son and then there was a year that my daughter was there too. This year...

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What’s the point of it all?

Do you often wonder,  “What’s the point of it all?” I sure have. I am not wondering that this morning. This week is off to a wonderful start and I have learned a couple of lessons. I struggled for years with holidays. I liked seeing people and spending time with others sometimes but I am not really a religious person and I am also not a very patriotic person. Saying that, I would classify myself as a really spiritual person and, while I am not patriotic in the sense that I view the USA as the greatest country ever-I...

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