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Letter Writing Month

Monday, April 5th, 2010

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month and I just finished writing my first card/letter of the month. Writing a letter a week is one of my New Year’s Resolutions so, I’ve been writing them every week this year.

National Card and Letter Writing Month is an annual effort to promote literacy and to celebrate the art of letter writing. I find each form of writing (emails vs blogs vs letters vs postcards vs journal entries vs texts) are quite different. I organize my thoughts differently, I format the piece differently, and for certain, I use different muscles! I’m surprised how tired my arm and hand get when I write with pen/pencil!

More over, I love getting “real” letters. Snail mail consists of bills, advertising, and just plain junk. Some days, I don’t get any mail at all! When I get a real letter in the mail there’s just that little rush of something special and I love sitting down and savoring it. Some days I’m bummed that we have this “lost art” of writing letters. But maybe that’s what makes them so special.

I’d be happy to add you to my letter writing list … just make a comment on my blog and you’ll be receiving one soon!

New Year’s Resolutions – An Update

Friday, March 5th, 2010

So far so good on my new year’s resolutions. We are two months into the new year and, for the most part, I am managing to:
*Walk three times a week
*Write a letter a week
*Blog once a week
*Making progress towards passing assessment

Passing assessment is a long term goal requiring quite a bit of work. Two things I’ve done in the last eight or nine weeks to prepare are find a practice partner and make plans to tape me teaching and doing the poses, a requirement to apply. Taping is planned for 3/13 and 3/14.

How is your 2010 so far?

More Aphorisms

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I have been telling my “aphorism story” over and over since my experience at the Penny Stamps Lecture last Thursday. Have also been searching out different aphorisms. Here are a few that I ran across today while looking for something completely different/unrelated! Enjoy!

~Besides the noble art of getting things done, master the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. –Lin Yutang

~For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. — Lily Tomlin

~Don’t confuse your net worth with your self-worth. –Unknown

~The truth is, time flies whether you’re having fun or not. — Unknown

Micro-Lending at

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Not too long ago the book club I belong to read Banker to the Poor. The author, Muhammad Yunus, witnessed the cycle of poverty and did something to reverse that cycle. He loaned money, small amounts and specifically to woman, to help them start a business and improve their lives. His bank was wildly successful and this idea of micro-lending has become a model for other parts and organizations.

One place that makes it easy for you to contribute to micro-lending around the world is The website is easy to navigate. They’ve done a great job showing what kinds of supplies or services each organization is able to supply at each donation level. As little as $10 goes a long way. Each short description is linked to another page that describes each project in more detail, has a world map with the location of the project and there are pictures of some of the recipients of the micro-loans.

Take a look and see what you think.

Another Quote

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Here’s another quote from my assessment journal.

“If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence”. Barbara Cook.

I don’t know who Barbara Cook is, but she could be a yogi. That’s what this yogic journey is about … it’s about self realization, about finding and *being* the true essence of yourself.