Laugh it Away

Sometimes laughter seems to make the biggest problems seem trivial even manageable.  This I have learned through the years as I tend personally to become so involved in other people’s situations besides my own that I feel overwhelmed and frustrated when I can’t find the answers to help.  Then I decided to not play by my own rules but change for the better by thinking positive (that this too shall pass) and to just be a good listener and not an advice giver.  Also getting away from the drama and taking time to think it over and be able to make light of it and have a chuckle or two.  It works as I feel the stress leave my mind and body and my face looks relaxed as laughter keeps the wrinkles away.  So try it next time you are under duress and laugh, laugh, laugh and see it if works for you, too!

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The Magic Number 49

Back in 1964 I was living in New York and almost 9 months pregnant with a due date of February 16 and thinking that would make a nice Valentine Day gift for me and my husband.  The beginning days  of January were snowy which created lots of snow drifts and piles of snow to climb over to get around on foot.   I had a five-year old that needed to be taken back and forth to school and the walk was becoming too much for me.  (This was before I learned to drive) and so lucky for me I had a Superintendent in my apartment building that offered to walk my school age child to and from school.   I also lived on the top floor of a six-story building that didn’t have an elevator and so I think this all created an early arrival one Monday in January.   I called a neighbor to stay with my school age son and walked to the hospital just down the block to have them check out my abdominal pain when they informed me I was in labor and not walking back home.   Immediate phone calls to my friend Lorraine who in turn called my husband and the waiting began.   If  I remember correctly my little Joey was born at 5:55 p.m on January 17TH and he weighed six pounds four ounces with a full head of black curls.   Tomorrow this wonderful son of mine celebrates his birthday and I wish him more love (if that is possible) and good health and happiness…….Happy Birthday Joe.

For the Love of a Pretzel Twist


Loving this studio and its instructors have created for me a healthier body along with a relaxed focused mind.  It has given me height as I  have learned to stretch my body and be able to relax and restore flexibility and mobility to my  limbs.   It is like arthritis took a vacation as I have gained greater balance and stamina.  This is critical for one that is up in years as falling is the number one accident for seniors.  With proper balance we can sustain or prevent a fall without breaking one of our fragile bones.

In fact,  yoga helps with our muscularity as well as enhancing our breathing functions.   Learning how to breathe along with the types of breaths can only benefit each one of us.  It has definitely helped me with my condition of  C.O.P.D  as  I feel that the practice of yoga has enabled me to keep my oxygen levels at a good number.  The oxygen levels are slowly decreasing (which is normal in this condition) vs someone who does not practice any form of exercise.   Yoga has given me a new lease on life and I want to share it with all of you.  Namaste!

Try a class or two and you will be loving a pretzel body, too!

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