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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Do what I want Wednesday

Family is a complicated topic. Maybe you have a large family or maybe small, mine is just right.  I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about family recently as events unfold in the lives of mine. My Dad has been in a managed care facility for over 5 years now.  He smiles all the time …

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Hit the Pause button – Take a break

While I was in Toronto recently, I paused for a few hours to have lunch at my favourite restaurant, Joso’s at the intersection of Avenue Road and Davenport. A lovely, romantic spot, famous for its Dalmatian Coast cuisine.  Today's feature image was taken at Joso's. Here's the link to Joso's I started with a simple …

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Love Songs

It’s Sunday  (well actually, it's Monday now)in my little piece of Paradise in the mountains.  My husband just made me a wonderful breakfast complete with a low fat latte.  And now I’m drinking that latte whilst listening to my new favourite genre of Bossa Nova.  This morning it’s “So Nice (Summer Samba)” by Babel Gilberto. …

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Back in my Mountain Paradise

I’ve been gone about two weeks and now I’m back in my little mountain town. Yesterday woke up to a beautiful orange and red sunrise as viewed from my east facing bed. Now I sit in my great room thinking about the days ahead this week.   There is frost on the glass of my deck’s …

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Spring in the Mountains – Update

Hello, it’s been awhile, I thought I should update you on what’s going on here in my wee bit of paradise in the Canadian Rockies. I'm sitting in my office.  The feature picture is the view to my left, out the window - There is full on green trees now with the snow capped Lizard …

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Monday in the Mountains

Big fat flakes of snow are falling slowly in my little town - each one beautiful and unique just like you.  Inside it’s toasty warm as our heating system struggles to keep up with the ever falling outside temperatures - baby it’s cold out there and icy and slippery. I haven’t been outside much this …

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Visualize and it shall be so

A couple of years ago, one of my therapists suggested that I visualize myself walking.  At the time I couldn't. I just couldn't seem to remember how I might have looked striding down the street.  Perhaps because I could no longer stride.  My walk has evolved into a 1.5-2.0 pace. ( that is the speed …

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Reflect on the Old, Plan for the New

Life sure is interesting. I started working at age 14 at my local McDonalds. I worked cash on various shifts and got promoted to Hostess (that's usually the job given to the the person that does the kids birthday parties. At my store I rolled out the Ronald McDonald helium tank and made balloons for …

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