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I will help you reach spiritual, ethereal heights and you can pay me by the month.

I have given yoga a break and I do feel the loss as far as the structure and consistency.

It was definitely a great way to build strength and balance and I am grateful to my yoga instructor…

……and yet… after about four years, I found myself becoming increasingly impatient with the whole thing;

I felt somewhat annoyed that I mostly didn’t feel centered and calm and deeply moved at the appropriate times.

And the hour sessions were long!

I finally started wearing a watch because it helped me deal with the timing of it better —  –felt a little disturbing to not know how much time remained in the session.  (Don’t they deprive people of a sense of time in order to punish them or make them talk — give with the information?)

I wanted to feel more enlightened instead of slightly skeptical about the presentation – some things seemed just made up and I had to ask how is it possible to breathe into my thigh or some equally impossible task.

I still do some yoga on my own as part of daily exercise; because I think it has value but it got to be an expense I couldn’t justify . “I will help you reach spiritual, ethereal heights and you can pay me by the month.” Our yoga instructor taught me a lot and of course she deserved to get paid but there was an unnecessary pretense of being above all the economic realities.

Note:  One thing that would have made yoga less appealing would be to have a goat jump on my back.

 

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Vegetarian heading for Vegan

First photo is: 

Cucumber with Follow Your Heart Gouda cheese (non-dairy);

Next one:  add a few sauteed mushrooms & some green pepper(sauteed in water with garlic-pepper seasoning);

Third photo is a version with kinda’ fake bacon;

and then a kidney and pinto bean salad with chopped onion, celery, carrot and a Vegenaise & mustard dressing and a hard-cooked egg (so that one is not vegan — but I have made it without the egg and it is still so good). 

Buon Appetito!

FRUITFUL LIVING

AIMING FOR A HEALTHY START TO THE DAY                                                                                     (strawberries, banana and mango)

I’m thinking maybe eating a preponderance of real, whole foods, may have shortened the duration and intensity of whatever this cold/flu thing is that I had. 

I have to say, I am not a purist (my husband calls us “flexitarians”), but I do aim to include mainly healthy stuff:  vegetables, starches, greens, legumes, fruit, nuts — with most days excluding meat or eggs or dairy.  Less animal-related products has to have good effects for me and the animals – I feel better and they feel better.  Some say if you don’t adhere to strictly vegan standards, you aren’t helping animals at all; I disagree.  Less mass slaughter has to be better than more of the same; I think it will lead to more humane conditions.

7-7-16 Midnight — Crossing Over to 7-8-16

Grinding, crunching

Jaws are clenched

Why this tenseness

Why this stress

While I’m sleeping,

teeth are gnashing

Why not stop

and start relaxing?

Flossing and brushing and taking good care

I value my teeth and do my share

What a trick – this sneak attack

 A modicum of control is all I ask!

I like to plan and seek and know

I line my ducks all in a row

Always think I must be cautious

But can’t be vigilant while unconscious

So at night things get quite raucous

Meditation, more action, less caffeine?

Will that turn night fright to a dream?

How to monitor if it’s so?

(An accountant’s need to balance and know)

Seeking a cure that’s iron clad

and biting into bite splints just makes me mad

Let it happen

if it must

Grind my teeth

right into dust