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Osiyo nigada! (Hello, Everyone)

I'm part Tsalagi (Cherokee) and like to use the language every chance I get. I am taking tsalagi classes and have finally made it to tsalagi tali (Cherokee II). It's a very hard language to speak and remember because each word can mean so many different things, depending on the situation, surroundings, etc. It's a picture language and it isn't a lost language because we have hundreds sign up to take it each semester!! Contrary to common belief, ...
Osiyo nigada! (Hello, Everyone)

I'm part Tsalagi (Cherokee) and like to use the language every chance I get. I am taking tsalagi classes and have finally made it to tsalagi tali (Cherokee II). It's a very hard language to speak and remember because each word can mean so many different things, depending on the situation, surroundings, etc. It's a picture language and it isn't a lost language because we have hundreds sign up to take it each semester!! Contrary to common belief, there are no Cherokee names for our English ones. You have a Cherokee name and an English name. As of yet, I only have an English name. :(

My regalia outfit (they're not called costumes since a costume is not sacred and can be worn by anyone) is handmade, and once someone invites me to participate in a powwow, etc., I can make the shawl. All regalia is made by the owner. It is also an insult to touch the person's regalia unless you are given permission since regalia is an expression of spirit and is prayed over and blessed. It also is expensive to make and takes so long to make it. ( I, personally, have never seen anyone denied if asked to touch. I have never told anyone no.)

I am a kindred spirit with the waya (wolf). I have "adopted" two, one , "Raven", was killed by a man who said he thought she was a coyote, the other one, "Lakota", is a white Gray Wolf. She is in the forest near the Nez Perce area. One day I hope to own one of my own.

There is no tsalagi word for welcome (everyone should always be welcome in your presence)--we say gvdanilvgi (I am accepting you). The same for goodbye (we will all be together at some point in the future)--we say donadagohvi (till we meet again) or talenaeh (until next time). For me, the most special part of the language is that NO curse words exist and never did.

Enough--I could go on forever. :) I leave you with
dohiyi ale alihelitsedasdi (Peace and happiness).

talenaeh,

Vicki
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I'm going to find myself again by:
1. Listening to my heart and my body
2. Sleeping more
3. Exercising daily
4. Letting go of the past
5. Remembering there's a future

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1. Follow the nutrition plan on SP site to the best of my ability.
2. Go to bed earlier and try to actually go to sleep.
3. Exercise daily.
4. Control my portions.
5. Say NO more often to chips and Mother!!

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Originally from Kentucky, I miss the mountains and the good, down-to-earth people.
Also miss my UK Basketball!
I miss my children!!

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I love to sing. Had a musical family and have sung all my life. Favs are Gospel, country, oldies, Adele.... geeze, I love it all!! Learning the Cherokee language is a dream coming true. My family is the most important thing to me on earth after Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.

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DEERLADY45
7/22/2014 6:38:15 AM

Hello Lakota Lady, I havent heard from you in a while! Blessings and glad you are visiting with your daughter! How are you doing ? I hope great let me know! HUGS,BONZ

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7/10/2014 7:34:23 AM

Thank you for the birthday wishes; I had a wonderful day!



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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/5/2014 8:42:21 PM

Vicki, I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/6/2014 7:47:26 PM

emoticon Vicki!! Life is about choices! We become the choices we make. Every choice impacts our progress. We CAN take daily action based on the choices that's consistent with better lifestyle changes! The results of our choices WILL fulfill our lives in a positive way! Letís commi to making daily healthy CHOICES!!

emoticon C = Create a new normal that will get you to your desired results!
emoticon H = Have a sense of constant belief in yourself and abilities!
emoticon O = Open to new ideas and experiences by taking charge of your life!
emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
emoticon C = Change self-defeating habits into never-ending self-improvements!
emoticon E = Embrace goals by utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
emoticon S = Set yourself up for success and inspire those around you to do the same!


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DEERLADY45
4/4/2014 7:00:47 AM

hey lakota Lady! Thanks for the friend feed and it is nice to hear from you! Hope all is ok with you! i see your having back problems, i too have problems with my lower back and other problems! ( Arthritis) Blessings to yu my friend! we will have to keep in touch! HUGS, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon BONZ



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