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Aqua Therapy Really Works

After describing my knee as a boneless chicken breast beaten with a frying pan, the orthopedic doctor instructed me to exercise in a pool. “That’s the one thing I don’t do”, I blurted out. When I was a kid you … Continue reading

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Chair Yoga Is For Everybody

Often when people hear about yoga in chairs, they think about the older population or those who have physical disabilities. Although I have been teaching yoga in chairs at an assisted living community with wonderful results, people of all ages … Continue reading

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I Did One Of Those Crazy Food Eliminations: 40 Days To Personal Revolution Week 4

I never thought elimination diets were a good idea. My motto has always been “everything in moderation”. When I lost my weight my goal was to make changes in my diet which could last a lifetime. But during a personal … Continue reading

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Discovering Vitality And The Key To Happiness: 40 Days To Personal Revolution Week Two

When you truly want to fit something into your life, you can. A couple of years ago, Dave, the co-owner of Thrive Yoga, told me the participants in the 40 Days To Personal Revolution program not only find time to … Continue reading

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Which Exercise Has The Best Benefits?

The American Council On Exercise recently did a study on hula hooping, but the information which caught my eye concerned kickboxing. When compared to power yoga, aerobics, Nia, pilates, and even these very popular “boot camp” programs, kickboxing stands out … Continue reading

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Revolution Not Resolution

After almost 11 years of yoga practice, I’m timidly starting a Personal Revolution to kick off the New Year. Opening myself to new possibilities, I have no way of knowing what will happen. As a gift for my birthday this … Continue reading

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Don't Wait

During a seventh grade dance Anthony told me that if I lost 50 pounds, I would be really good looking. He was a kind boy who had stopped girls from calling me names. He was trying to be helpful and … Continue reading

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Fear of Aggression

My kickboxing instructor asked me to punch her. She wouldn’t punch back. She’s training for a big fight and needs to get used to being hit. I don’t know if I can. Why am I kickboxing anyway? For a few … Continue reading

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Am I the Kind of Person Who Can Do This?

If you had asked me last week if I could survive three additional boys living with us, I would have said no. I’m not that kind of person. Deep down in my heart, I know for sure I am not … Continue reading

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