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How Not to Endear Yourself to Fellow Yoga Class Attendees

So you have decided to take yoga.  I’ve been practicing on and off for over ten years.  Here is my non-exhaustive list of habits and things not to say.  1.  Do not leave your heart rate monitor on.  I cannot … Continue reading

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Dare: February update

I’m linking up with Just Be Enough for my monthly update on my one word focus for this year. My confidence is soaring. My partner in crime for LTYM gave me a gentle nudge to write a blog post for … Continue reading

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Journey towards strength

I am finally not feeling sore after my first personal training session this past Tuesday.  As I stated in my previous post about my one word for 2013, I was committing to challenge myself this year.  I needed to rebuild my … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Dirty Girl

Four weeks ago on August 18, I ran my first ever 5K obstacle course in the Wisconsin Dirty Girl Mud Run.  I was fortunate enough to run with my dear cousin.  We traveled down to the race together which helped … Continue reading

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The Morning Routine Revisited

This is an update to my post about how the morning routine was a huge trigger for me.  http://tranquilamama.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/my-undoing-the-morning-routine/  The morning routine still creates anxiety for me, but I am able to better manage my reactions to it. Two of the … Continue reading

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Running and yoga: my new self-care routine

Every Monday and Friday, I grab my gym bag and head out of the office.  I walk across the parking lot to our on site fitness center.  The smell of feet and sweat assaults my nostrils as I enter the … Continue reading

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Just Be Enough: One of the Hardest Things I Have Ever Had to Do

One of the hardest things that I have ever had to do was to admit that I still am struggling with anxiety.  I met with my therapist last week, and she gently recommended a possible medication dosage increase.  I realized … Continue reading

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Just Be Enough: When Enough is Not Enough

This week’s prompt on JBE is when enough is not enough.  I am at that point in my life right now.  I am learning to manage my stress, but it is not enough.  The anxiety is still there, lurking in the … Continue reading

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My safe place

Munch’s preschool class has a “safe place” in her classroom where friends can go to express their emotions in a safe manner.  They can be sad or mad.  There are pillows and cushions all around.  It’s in a quiet little … Continue reading

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How it all began

I finally realized that something was not right on Mother’s Day of this year.  My dear friend was hosting a free yoga class for her teacher training.  My requests for Mother’s Day were: go to Mass, go to yoga and … Continue reading

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