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How Yoga is changing me

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Today my husband and I went to a political event (we live in Iowa, so there are plenty of political events.) This one was an annual steak fry that one of our senators sponsors. We were there to help support a PAC that is working for clean energy resources. After passing out fans, holding signs and watching all the press people, we sat around for a while. Although we had free tickets for the food.... somehow potato salad, beans and steak or chicken just didn't appeal... we left early. The crowds were too much for me.
I realize that my yoga practice is changing how my energy flows. My daily Adamantine practice requires that I concentrate on breath and postures and look inside for my motivation. I used to be what anyone would call an extrovert. I loved crowds, loved meeting people and was energized in such circumstances. Now those same circumstances drain me. I find myself energized by quiet, contemplative time in small groups or alone. I realize this isn't all yoga, I am sure some of it is my time of lfe... I am 69.
Wherever that changes are coming from, I am happy with them. I like where I am in my life, that I don't have to have others around me to feel alive and lively.

  
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MRS_TOAD 9/19/2014 11:19AM

    I am with you too! I am finding quiet time much more rewarding and more energizing.

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LESLIEJEAN43 9/15/2014 2:29PM

    I have experienced the same shift. I used to love crowds; now I find them exhausting. My change came earlier in my life, but it sounds like we're at the same place now.

Enjoy the peace!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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KAILYNSTAR 9/15/2014 12:17PM

    I don't care for crowds and noise. I prefer the quiet.

Everyone changes and nothing is better than to accept those changes and welcome them.

It's great you and yours got out and did something, but maybe next time, it will just be walking together in a park or just being with each other and perhaps a smaller group of people.

I'm glad you posted. It's nice to know you're doing okay.

Hugs.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/15/2014 12:06PM

    I don't like crowds. That is probably why I hate Christmas shopping. I always thought I hated Christmas, but I think it is just the crowds, the commercialism, and I enjoyed it more when we had small ones. Maybe it is about getting older, I use to love going to the stores and going to the plaza when they light up the lights.

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 9/15/2014 8:19AM

    Very interesting blog! I have to think about this. I started out needing lots of quiet and alone time and am getting more so. No yoga here though. Maybe it is due to getting older. I am 64. I am kind of making myself be a little more social because I am withdrawing a little too much, it seems. I am forgetting how to be social......although I interact a lot on Spark! You know you're withdrawing when living in a cabin in Alaska starts looking good.!

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NASFKAB 9/14/2014 10:01PM

  always comfortable in small groups all the best

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 9/14/2014 7:56PM

    I totally understand how you feel. I so enjoy my alone time, and I definitely do not care for large crowds. I usually (almost ALWAYS) avoid any kind of activity that is packed with people. Small groups are the best or even being alone.

HUGS
Pam

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COOLRAIN 9/14/2014 7:15PM

    I SO relate! Seeking more peace and less chaos these days myself. And healthy choices for food really are important to me. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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Wonderful time with family

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Our DS and DDIL are moving to a brandnew house next week. We have been helping them pack and watching the baby. Thought you'd like to see my way of helping.



Sleeping like a happy baby:


Happy baby:

  
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KAILYNSTAR 9/3/2014 3:01PM

    How sweet.

Nothing better than a doting Grandma.

Enjoy.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/4/2014 7:01PM

    Good for you, that would be my idea of helping too. They wouldn't have to lift a finger to take care of that cutie. I would completely take over, as I am sure you did. That is a gramdma' s priviledge. My grandma told my Mom that a grandchilld is a mother's revenge.

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KYLIECAT1 7/28/2014 9:51AM

    How cute !!!!!

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MRS_TOAD 7/28/2014 8:39AM

    What an adorable little bundle of love. All of you are so blessed!

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NASFKAB 7/28/2014 3:08AM

  awesome thanks for sharing

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WIFE48 7/27/2014 8:01PM

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PETALIA 7/27/2014 5:53PM

    The most natural Supta Baddha Konasana ever!

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 7/27/2014 2:17PM

    Pefect lap size.

The middle photo -- imagine how her little, froglet legs will straighten out over the next few months to prepare her for walking.

She looks like a luxuriant bride in the bottom photo.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 7/27/2014 12:16PM

    So precious! Really sweet! What a happy baby and happy grandma!

HUGS
Pam

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NYARAMULA 7/27/2014 11:03AM

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LESLIEJEAN43 7/27/2014 10:57AM

    How sweet - I know you're having a wonderful time!!

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Visit with Granddaughter

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

See pictures in previous entries .... she is still just as cute, if not cuter. She recently had a bout with a viral illness that she successfully fought off herself. She is seven month old and a total charmer.... smiles, laughs, coos and "talks", loves the dogs, the outside, rolling over and her grandma and granpa.... and her mom and day as well. It is such a joy to watch our son revel in fatherhood. I am sure every family feels this way as some point, but we feel so blessed that this miracle baby is in our lives.

  
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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/4/2014 6:58PM

    You are blessed to have such a beautiful, precious gift in your life, but she is also lucky to have such loving parents and grandparents in hers. Bless this family. Enjoy each and every minute you can because they grow up too fast. Tyler will be 17 on 8/8 and Brianna will be 19. She will be entering her second year of premed.

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MRS_TOAD 7/24/2014 8:49AM

    "A miracle baby" is right. Enjoy each and every minute!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 7/24/2014 12:09AM

    Thank you for the update on baby Magnolia. She is precious, and she must be getting stronger to have 'fought off' the virus. Congratulations on having such a blessing in your life.

HUGS
Pam

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 7/23/2014 7:44PM

    No virus is a match for her. I would think that she has no choice but to be cuter and brighter by the moment.

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NASFKAB 7/23/2014 12:09PM

  lovely being wih granddaughter

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LESLIEJEAN43 7/23/2014 10:35AM

    I'm very happy for you! She looks and sounds adorable.

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MOJO0607 7/23/2014 10:19AM

    So happy you and your family get to experience this special new stage in your lives. :)

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AUNTRENEE 7/23/2014 10:03AM

    It is so great spending time with little ones. I have a 2 year old grandniece in Minnesota. My dad and I live in Illinois and we don't get to see her, her mommy, and everyone else that often.

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New Pictures of Granddaughter - 6 mos old

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


I am loving turning over




With Mom on my 6 month birthday


Dad thinks I look a little milk drunk here.

  
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HEALTHY4ME 7/27/2014 8:10AM

    She is just so beautiful! what a sweet doll. you are surely blessed with this little soul!

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LESLIEJEAN43 6/25/2014 1:17PM

    What a sweetie!!

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MRS_TOAD 6/25/2014 9:45AM

    I can't believe your little bundle of love is 6 months already. What a beautiful little one!

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NASFKAB 6/24/2014 9:25PM

  these are so beautiful am in love with her lucky you

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SLIMMERKIWI 6/24/2014 8:28PM

    WOW - you wouldn't know she had been sooooo sick, to look at the photos. She is gorgeous and what a wonderful mop of hair :-)

xxxx

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GAYLLYNNE 6/24/2014 6:32PM

    What an adorable baby!! Lucky you!!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 6/24/2014 6:00PM

    Thank you for posting these adorable pictures. She is just so cute. She will be a beauty.

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LOFLLAMA 6/24/2014 4:37PM

    So sweet!

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GINNABOOTS 6/24/2014 4:10PM

    Awww...she is absolutely adorable. What a blessing for you and your family! She's a little cuddle bug.

Thank you for brightening my day!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 6/24/2014 3:17PM

    OH MY! THANK YOU, CAROLJEAN! She is too beautiful for words! She has grown so much, and she continues to get cuter and cuter. So precious and sweet. Your family is so BLESSED!

HUGS
Pam

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Update: Mostly pictures of granddaughter

Monday, March 31, 2014


The happiest little girl in the world


On my third month birthday

Okay, I decided to only have two pictures. I could post over a hundred. We are now visiting with family and helping take care of sweet GD. I am still over the moon in love with her. Can't imagine anything else.

  
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TURBO-GIRL 4/23/2014 5:51PM

    What a gorgeous smile she has! A million congrats on such a wonderful addition to your life. :)

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IMEMINE1 4/20/2014 4:33PM

    She's so cute and happy.

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ONEOF6M 4/11/2014 1:03PM

  Beautiful Baby! I just saw my 9 mo. granddaughter last night but your pictures left me really looking forward to seeing her real soon. Grand Babies are such a Blessing.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/5/2014 3:52AM

    What a beautiful little girl. Congratulations! She is darling, and thank you for sharing her pictures. She has really grown in her first three months.

HUGS
Pam

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KAILYNSTAR 4/4/2014 2:55PM

    You sound so happy. I'm very glad for you.

Keep loving your grandchild!


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MARILYNROBERT 4/2/2014 4:56PM

    She is beautiful! emoticon

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FITBIZZZ 4/1/2014 6:18PM

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PETALIA 4/1/2014 9:58AM

    She is lovely. What a time you've been having!

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MRS_TOAD 4/1/2014 8:39AM

    What a precious, precious child! Enjoy!

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PUNCHILOUIE 3/31/2014 6:45PM

    Precious little granddaughter. Enjoy every moment. Children bring such a joy in our lives!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERKIWI 3/31/2014 6:31PM

    She looks all grown up, and OBVIOUSLY very happy :-) She is beautiful!

Kris xxx

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IAMAGEMLOVER 3/31/2014 1:42PM

    Gee, Carol I can't imagine why you are over the moon about her. She is just so beautiful, chubby and precios. Have you spoiled her yet? I better with those eyes she has granpa wrapped around her little finger. Is she a Daddy's girl or a Mommy's girl?

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PEANUTSMOM96 3/31/2014 12:03PM

    She is so precious. I'm so glad you get to spend time with her.

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NASFKAB 3/31/2014 11:40AM

  beatutiful

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LESLIEJEAN43 3/31/2014 11:05AM

    What a happy and beautiful baby!! Thank you for sharing the pictures!

Hugs, Leslie emoticon

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LOFLLAMA 3/31/2014 9:56AM

    So beautiful! I am so happy for you Carol! This made my heart swell! I LOVE babies!

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TIME_TO_SHINE1 3/31/2014 9:50AM

    She is so cute. emoticon

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JERZRN 3/31/2014 9:22AM

    So cute!

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