I go walking after midnight (sometimes)

Today started cold as Yogi Rikki arrived for our 9:00 am session of stretch and floor work with blocks, straps and balls.  I’ve come to really appreciate the work we do with these props.  The balls in particular settle in deeply and begin working below the skin, stretching muscles and kick-starting nerves in legs, glutes, …

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Are you a Passenger or a Driver?

Many years ago when I was living in London, a colleague remarked that the people in our company were all passengers. Curious, I asked him what he meant.  He explained that there had been so many changes in management that the staff were simply passengers on whatever train happened to pick them up on any …

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Snow on the Three Sisters – Seriously?

The summer has been interesting here in my little corner of the world.....it's the first full summer I have spent  entirely anywhere except the house I grew up in.  In the beginning there were warm sunny days.  Remember May 24 weekend I planted flowers with Lenka and now they are flourishing and over-flowing their boxes.  …

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Nobody’s life is perfect.

Nobody's life is perfect, says my Mom to me in her light Scottish accent.....and she is so right.  If you are the kind of person that's really tough on him or herself, take that advice on board. Life isn't easy and it's unpredictable --- and maybe you are too, so perfect is not a likely …

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Researching our holiday

Good Day, Its early morning here and I am looking out on a sea of bight green in every shade imaginable.  The little pink wild roses are long gone now and I am left with just the lush green, bushy leaves. And its beautiful.  This morning I am researching places to stay in Lisbon or …

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Home Sweet Home – Its good to be back

Hello, Yeah, its been awhile, Not much How bout you ----England Dan and John Ford Coley It has been awhile since my last post.  I was here and then gone to Toronto for a couple of weeks on my first long distance travel post-stroke.  And now I am back in my little piece of heaven …

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SSTealth – Slow, Thoughtful & Silent walking

I'm "sstalking", trying to correct a bad habit I've developed while learning to walk again .  It started with my first AFO (ankle foot orthotic) - I guess I was just so anxious to get on my feet again, that I didn't pay good attention to  a bad habit I was developing (and neither did …

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Weekends in Fernie with Friends.

First weekend in June and good friends Stu and Janel roll into our little town with kids Grant and Freya It's good to see them. And they always manage to create an awesome vibe wherever they go.  Fun, smart and well-read, there is always good conversation and laughter when spending time with them. Freya is …

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