Learning to let go

In February I wrote about having a tough time with work and life. In that time I was striving to learn to let go. It is much more difficult than it sounds.

There is a great poem called Let Go, which one of my yoga teachers (Vickie) shared with class at the end of a practice one night.

In the past few months I have made some changes in my life to make me a better person and to start letting go of things that are negative and don’t really matter. I still struggle with this. But I aim for it as much as I possibly can.

Tonight while getting my monthly massage I started thinking about the idea of letting go.

I’m learning to let go physically, mentally and emotionally.

Between regularly attending yoga and getting regular massages I have physically learned to let go.

In yoga class we are reminded that while in a difficult pose we should “try to soften something.” That could be as simple as smiling while in the challenging pose.

While getting a massage I have learned to relax my body and let my massage therapist rub, pull and move my arms … Continue reading

Best time of the year?

I am still not quite sure what this post is going to be about. I have been thinking about it most of the day: Should I talk about spinning on Christmas Eve? Talk about abs or doing dirty dog in body conditioning today?

Or do I reflect on the holiday season? It is great for many. But for some others it is not so great.

This time of year can be stressful, depressing, sad, difficult, lonely, emotional or really not the best time of the year.

Because I feel so fortunate in my life and I believe that I was put on this Earth to help others. So I do what I can to make things better for others.

Because most people we know are rather fortunate we no longer do Christmas presents. We give money to charity because there are so many people who need so much. (Curt and I do stockings so we have a little something.)

We have a variety of charities we support. Among some of them: food banks; Planned Parenthood; public television; alma mater department scholarships/programs; Curt’s hometown Boy Scouts; Humane Society; Habitat for Humanity.

The cliche saying about how it is better to … Continue reading

Yoga produces sweat and tears

Tonight I attended Forrest Yoga. It was the last class being taught by Kristen. She is opening her own yoga studio and will be concentrating on opening that in the next two months or so.

Forrest Yoga is an amazing and intense experience. Some of it I really enjoy. Some of it I could pass on. With any yoga class, but for me especially with Forrest Yoga it can be an emotional experience. I think as you are learning about your body while doing some intense stuff and releasing toxins while dripping sweat can all add to that experience.

Today was a slightly tough day for me. Work was fine. I actually got more completed than I thought I would, which happens a lot when I work from home. And I am actually a little excited about one of the many projects I am working on right now.

Joey, my 17-year-old man furbaby, had an appointment at the vet this morning. Joey needs a check up every six months because he is an old man. He gets his geriatric profile and diabetic testing.

Joey hates getting into his carrier. And I had to do it by myself this … Continue reading