Moving Group Fitness Music

For my readers who aren’t fellow group ex instructors, we must purchase special music for many of our classes. It’s mixed to consistent perfect 32-count phrases, whereas normal music may have an occasional 16-count bridge. Each song must also transition smoothly Continue reading

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Gratitude, Bragging, Looking Forward

This morning, I wanted some business advice and knew immediately who to call on. I didn’t hesitate to solicit his input via email. I feel grateful to have him in my life, and certainly not just for such advice. Continue reading

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The English Way

I’m an Anglophile. Big time. I love the UK. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel there on business four times. The first, I spent the weekend in London after my meetings, and did some touristy things with my good friend and mentor.

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Valuing Our Connections Unconditionally

An acquaintance shared this image on Facebook, and I had to be the downer and make a somewhat negative comment. Continue reading

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Upward Spirals Abound, Encouragement at the Gym

I’ve posted about teaching “Active Older Adult” fitness classes, and how much I adore the ladies who take my class. They’re very sweet, warm, and appreciative. A few weeks ago, Jane*, who walks with a cane, ¬†started attending. She had her husband set a chair up in the back, and spent part of class sitting, the rest participating while occasionally leaning on the chair. Yesterday was her 3rd or 4th class, and she barely sat down at all.¬† Continue reading

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Breath in the Air and Shift Gears

On my way to teach yoga last night, I wasn’t feeling it. Obviously, I have no choice! I must figure out a way to be ‘feeling it,’ so I can deliver! I had “Dark Side of the Moon” on CD in my car, so I put on the track “Breathe.” At the words “Breathe, breath in the air,” I started slow, deep breaths. I thought about “shifting gears,” from Mom and Tech Marketer to Yoga Instructor. Continue reading

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Breaking Free of the Rage-Gasm

If you spend any time on Facebook, I’m sure you’ve witnessed the phenomenon of the “Rage-Gasm,” whether or not you’ve heard the term.

I stopped following George Takei for exactly this reason. He kept sharing, essentially, “LOOK AT THIS! Look how horrible this one human treated another!” Continue reading

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