Snow Dance of the Intrepid

I don’t believe in driving my car through a blizzard—I would have made the trip to my daughters’ university and back by now were it otherwise—but I’m not opposed to stepping outside to brave a snow storm on my own two feet. Granted, those feet won’t stray too far from my front doorstep. There is […]

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Come Outside to Play

                It started wth the leaves. For once, I decided to gather them up rather than leave them to blow into the vacant lot next door, or up against the cedars that line my side yard.  This was my purported reason for grabbing the rake. Then I decided […]

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Feeling Stressed? Try Hands-Free Balloon Elevation Therapy (HBET)

I’ve noticed a lot of stress in the environment lately, afflicting friends and loved ones alike. I am certainly not immune, so in an effort to lighten our collective loads, I decided to, well, bat a balloon around. This is what I discovered. Hands-free balloon elevation therapy (HBET) is a unique healing modality for persons […]

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How do You Say Good Morning?

I flounce into the kitchen, execute two leaping arabesques, first on the right and then on the left, and land in deep plié. I rise slowly, floating my hands up in front of my body, then opening them into a whole-hearted third position, and then I launch into a somewhat off-balance, though well-intended, pirouette. I […]

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Warrior Girl Making Spring Snow Angels

It is 6 a.m. on March 22, 2014, two days into the spring season, at least by the calendar. It’s still dark outside when I peer out the window of the front door. The porch and front yard are blanketed in fresh snow, the sheer volume of it softening everything, all the hard-angled edges of […]

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Feeling low? Canter!

“You’re only given a little spark of madness,” a wise soul once said. “You mustn’t lose it”. That wise soul may have been Robin Williams, though I can’t be sure. My guess is Robin Williams knows how to canter. What’s cantering, you ask? It’s like skipping, but with more forward momentum and less emphasis on […]

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