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About weens11

People. People important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch it with love or carelessness and move on. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of relief and wonder why you ever came into contact with them. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of remorse and wonder why they had to go away and leave such a gaping hole. Children leave parents, parent leave friends. Acquaintances move on. Friends love and move on. You think of the many who have moved into your hazy memory. You look on those present and wonder. I believe this is all part of a master plan. People move in and out of our lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find you are made up of bits and pieces of all who ever touched your life, and you are more because of it, and you would be less if they had not touched you. So far this is who I know that I am... PS I am a Spanish teacher (lucky enough to teach grade K-8!) living in the Chicago area, married to a handsome, intelligent and loving man, and I enjoy exercising and any thing that makes me laugh or smile!

Full Participation in Life


We all smile in the same language and we all breathe. “Our breath is constantly rising and falling, ebbing and flowing, entering and leaving our bodies. Full body breathing is an extraordinary symphony of both powerful and subtle movements that massage our internal organs, oscillate our joints, and alternately tone and release all the muscles in the body.

It is full participation in life. 

Donna Farhi

Yoga has taught me about my breath.  It’s taught me about life, the rise, the fall, the ebb and the flow. 

Thank you. 


Hello FEAR-thank YOU ✌🏼️


Hello Fear, 

Thank you for being here. You’re my indication that I’m doing what I need to do. 

-Cheryl Strayed-Brave Enough


I love Cheryl Strayed. I love her words. Just a few of her best ones/my favorites to guide your mind—–>


Push back


I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back and make more room in the area between I CAN and I CAN’T. 

Jim Willett

Optimism Revolution

Optimism Ninja

Push back. Work hard. Give it all you’ve got. Thank you Cheryl Strayed for your book Brave enough. 


Set an intention 


I follow Project Happiness on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They post the most useful centering thoughts for my daily life. Almost everyday they post something that speaks to me. This is from the end of December. I love it. 

  If the above doesn’t work for you, see the beauty in the picture below and just set your intention on the peace, serenity and stillness there.  

 If none of that works for ya….check out Norman’s sweet face. Set your intention there. 😜 😉 

Come to your edge-reach outside your comfort zone 🤗🙄


“COME TO THE EDGE, he said. 

WE CAN’T, WE’RE AFRAID! They responded. 

COME TO THE EDGE, he said. 

WE CAN’T, WE WILL FALL! They responded. 

COME TO THE EDGE, he said. 

AND SO THEY CAME.  And he pushed them AND THEY FLEW! 

-Guillaume Apollinaire 

He was a French poet and artist. He died at the age of only 38, yet offered the above to the world.