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Puddle Splashing

Today I was at the one year anniversary celebration of my friend Kathy Tooley’s yoga studio called Anahata Yoga and Wellness Center. The word means ‘heart chakra’ in Sanskrit and truly it is a place where glad hearts rejoice, sad hearts find comfort and broken hearts are healed.  People from the community gathered to hug, play, learn about wellness techniques, experience various modalities, eat healthy munchies and  listen to inpsiring speakers. I was honored to be one of them. First up was Heidi Garis who offers EFT (Tapping)  and calls herself a Money Mojo specialist. This woman is all about a-bun-dance and we were all movin’ and shakin’ it to stir up our receive-ability. Next in line was my dear friend Sandy Levenson who I call my favorite chiro with hands and heart of gold who spoke about The Wellness Make CENTS concept that had us laughing knowingly:

 

Chiropractic: Gentle, compassionate care since 1983

 

Exercise: Targeted programs designed for you.

 

Nutrition: Recommendations to create interest and balance

 

Thoughts: Promoting “Create Your Reality”

 

Sleep: Recommendations for restful, peaceful nights

 

and then I shared my thoughts about Living An Amazingly Ridiculous Life, with concepts and techniques that allow us to experience our joy full out. One such person who exemplifies that  idea is Septugenarian Mary Dunphy who teaches yoga at Anahata. I met her a few months ago and was dazzled by her contagious enthusiam for the practice. She shared a story with me that I would love to pass on to you, with her permission. When she was a little girl, she was expected to ‘be a lady'; admonished by her mother if she attempted to be anything other;  who was not allowed to splash in puddles (and likely not get dirty either): She felt constrained by those expectations which is hard to imagine when looking at the woman she has become. A few years ago, she walked into a local department store and saw what she described as beautiful, candy striped rubber boots in size 6 that were on sale; which only added to her delight and she knew she just HAD to bring them home with her. She donned them during the next rain storm and splashed about; looking heavenward and said “This is for you, Mom.”   I wish she had them with her today, but instead was wearing her yellow Keen sandal sneakers. I would love to get together with her for a puddle party, even though I don’t have way cool boots like hers. Guess I’ll have to do it barefoot.

 

www.anahatayogawellness.com

 

www.lederachchiro.com

www.tapintoabundancenow.com

 

http://youtu.be/D1ZYhVpdXbQ  Singing in the Rain-Gene Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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