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STEADY CHANGES
Monday, August 14, 2017      3 comments

This has been a time of slow and steady change. Though my daily progress is invisible to me, I now understand that it is happening. Yesterday I saw someone I hadn't seen for six months. She noticed the differences immediately, and said they were... Read more
GOALS
Friday, June 30, 2017      1 comments

Long term: -- Regain all yoga poses lost in accidents -- Restore functionality lost in accidents -- Make my example and practice accessible to others Short term to do this: -- Practice one new pose daily, even if I "can't" -- Do s... Read more
COMMITMENT
Friday, April 28, 2017      3 comments

I will face and work through this plateau! emoticon... Read more
PAIN AND PLATEAU
Monday, March 27, 2017      0 comments

I have been at a plateau for a long time. The healthy habits are holding steady. I am motivated, and am doing my homework. What is going on? The past few weeks, I have been getting help to understand some of the deeper causes of my plateau.... Read more
DOING THE IMPOSSIBLE
Saturday, March 04, 2017      2 comments

Yesterday I taught a pose that I had thought I would never be able to teach again, due to accident injuries. I demonstrated it myself, when I had been told that I would never be able to move that way again. A teacher who believes in me, prodded ... Read more
YOGA AND TRANSFORMATION
Monday, February 20, 2017      1 comments

Yoga is a discipline of transformation. The main point is to take a realistic look at how I am built -- body, speech, and mind -- and then to coordinate all the parts to make an offering of my life. By nature it changes habits and orients one to... Read more
THE MIDDLE WAY
Thursday, February 09, 2017      1 comments

The Buddha taught the Middle Way to practice freedom from suffering. Can I be aware of the ways that I am not moderate in my life, and take small steps to change those habits? Can I keep this question in mind?... Read more
MOTIVATION
Monday, January 23, 2017      0 comments

I live a life that gives health. This motivation comes straight from my desire for happiness. How are they related? Well, when I say "happiness," I am not talking about the rush of joy that comes from a wondrous surprise. Though I love spec... Read more
EIGHT YEARS TO BECOME A BEGINNER AGAIN
Monday, December 26, 2016      2 comments

For the past eight years, I have worked very hard to become a beginner again. The most difficult achievement has been to accept that the default state of my body and mind is that of someone who has been in major accidents and has major injuries.... Read more
ONE STEP AT A TIME
Friday, April 08, 2016      1 comments

Last year I did not find out much in the food sensitivity study. I just kept feeling more and more ill. Finally, my doctor suggested that I see a naturopath to do more intensive research. I had never seen a naturopath before. To make a long stor... Read more
R - E - P - E - A - T - I - N - G
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      2 comments

Yes, it is a challenge, not a particularly glamorous one, to do this next round of food restrictions. It helps to think of this as an offering to my well-being, and my well-being as an offering to the health and happiness of all beings. ... Read more
REPEAT!
Thursday, January 15, 2015      0 comments

I am entering a new cycle of 8 weeks' food sensitivity study, restricting my diet one food at a time and gradually re-introducing each type of food. This is intended to find any sensitivities that may have come from the injuries, drugs, and so o... Read more
CHALLENGES!!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      1 comments

I am now one week into the "Better Sleep Challenge" ... we will see how sleep and digestive healing interact. So far I have been pretty successful at keeping a sleep diary, and at getting a good number of hours of sleep per day. The injurie... Read more
BUILDING NOURISHMENT
Tuesday, December 09, 2014      0 comments

The eight week elimination diet taught me three really important things: First, many of the foods I was eating weren't good for me. As soon as I started adding them back in, I felt less well. Second, that I had a much more compulsive r... Read more
EATING TO GIVE LIFE
Sunday, October 12, 2014      0 comments

I am finishing the 3rd week of an 8-week elimination diet to work with the inflammation from internal injuries from the accidents. While I have been a vegetarian for many years, the internal injuries led to problems that exceeded my level of ski... Read more

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