Category Archives: Sanctuary in a Crowded World

Who Are You . . . Really?

My yoga classes have evolved over the years to become so much more than when I first began. In the beginning, yoga was a time for muscle stretching and enforced relaxation. In its current incarnation, our instructor, Yvonne Werkmann, supports … Continue reading

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Ch . . . ch . . . ch . . . changes

It started as a hairline crack . . . . . . that slowly spread into a spidery web that I would have appreciated on a nature walk but did not enjoy seeing in my favorite mug. And then, last … Continue reading

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Wrapping up 12 Months of Extreme Self-Care

So, here we are one interesting year of exploration later, finishing Cheryl Richardson’s last homework assignment from her book, Did you take the time to create your Extreme Self-Care First-Aid Kit? I did. It was fun to ponder the questions … Continue reading

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The Journey Comes to Completion: Month #12 of Extreme Self-Care

So here we are, wrapping up twelve months of Extreme Self-Care. Hard to believe it’s been a year since we started this journey, but time does have a way of marching on. After a year’s worth of exploration, our final … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Month #11 of Extreme Self-Care

So I’ll own up to it right off the bat. I didn’t do my homework. At least, I didn’t do it the way Cheryl suggested we do it in Chapter 11 of her book, No treasure hunting. No ‘conversation’ with … Continue reading

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Month #11 of Extreme Self-Care

Oh me, oh my, this month’s homework is going to be fun! The title of the second last chapter in Cheryl’s book, is “Wake Up!” According to Cheryl, as we ‘grow up,’ we get so enmeshed in the busyness and … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Month #10 of Extreme Self-Care

I have what is often referred to as a short fuse–easily irritated, quick to anger–so, at first glance, I thought I’d have lots of opportunities to practice this month’s Extreme Self-Care homework. And then I thought, Maybe not. Anger has … Continue reading

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