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A New Dog in Town
Posted 04-28-2014

I haven't written on my blog in months. I haven't written much in months period. After our beloved dog Rosie left us in December and I wrote about the experience, I felt kind of dead too. I had lost my inspiration. I felt like hibernating. I wanted to climb into a blanket fort on the couch and watch romantic comedies indefinitely. I was not only sad, I was depressed about her loss. It felt like she took a huge part of me with her into the ether. I decided to sink into winter like I never have before. Lots of sitting - little writing, exercising, or exploring. Then a serious health situation with my partner demanded my attention stay relatively home-bound, and I remained internal in many ways over the past few months. Flash forward to March 22 - and suddenly there was a new dog in town. No - really. We got a new dog and his name is Town. And he changed us in ways we would never have anticipated, and revealed to us new parts of ourselves. [caption id="attachment_274" align="aligncenter" width="300"]The giant, snuggly, Town sharing the bed with the kitty. The giant, snuggly, Town sharing the bed with the kitty.[/caption]


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Grounded in Gratitude - November 22, 2014 - Namaskar Yoga - 3946 N Southport - 1-3:15pm

The practice of gratitude is one that enriches every other aspect of life! Like a nutrient rich soil that grows incredible plants, a body, mind and life-force full of gratitude brings forth incredible energy! This fall, take some time during harvest season to tap into the power of your gratitude with this Forrest Yoga practice. Moving through a sequence of standing poses and hip openers to help you access your root system, we will move into enriching your "ground" - the part of the low back and pelvis where the spinal cord splits off into its rivers of periphery nerves. Combining this with active feet, a strong center, and purposefully turning towards an open acknowledgement and thanks for each experience in the moment, you will learn how to stay grounded in your gratitude. We will finish the practice with a Gratitude Talking Circle Ceremony - a talking stick will be circulated throughout the group for everyone to provide their unique reflections on the practice, gratitude and giving thanks - silence is always a welcome reflection during this ceremony as well. Register at and the price is $30.