Sep 11, 2010

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Healthy Balance and Storytelling

Well, I didn’t make it to the Milonga Impulsiva last night. No Argentine Tango for me. By the time I finished work and greeting people for the ZamZuu tour it was time to spend time with Tony and the dogs and off to bed. Perhaps, I will meet some of you at 7 pm tonight, since I will be on the conference call giving the live ZamZuu tour (click the 7@7 link to join me, in front of your own computer and phone). Love this early morning time of day and there was no fog this morning, the sky was a sparkle with the big dipper and all.

Balance:  David Hall’s Cellercise

It did not take long for my cellerciser to arrive in the mail, once I ordered it. The best health investment I have made since my visit to The Optimum Health Institute, about 12 years ago. Do you remember that, Tangie? I am so loving it and it is so easy, it’s fun and I don’t have to go anywhere or change clothes. Really, it only takes 10 minutes daily. Truly my cells feel very happy. As a nurse, I understand how useful circulation of the lymph and blood systems are and now, I can, definitely, feel the difference. Reminds me, also, of when I learned Qi Gong and Reiki. Plus, the fun factor with flexible exercises and effort, really make it a priority. You can’t help exercising all of you, even when you are targeting one area.

I just love it!

Cellerciser is fun by itself and it works, just as well, for  multi-taskers. You can talk on the phone, watch a dvd or listen to music while doing it. I think I will try my Pilates ball on top of it, instead of a chair, for when I am working at the computer. I will see how the dogs like it, eventually. I know Cesar Milan uses a treadmill and swimming pool while retraining dogs. I will let you know, soon, how it works out.

This week in my RC class

I asked everyone to get to know each other by sharing their live stories, starting as early as they remember and telling the story from the victorious perspective.
Do you want to be a good listener? Take turns listening and practice, practice, practice. Here are some questions to get you started. At the hospital and many other places I am meeting some very interesting people and wishing I had more time to be with them and listen to their stories. Lately, I have been suggesting to people, hoping they will follow through to get into the NPR archives.

Great questions for anyone

  • What was the happiest moment of your life? The saddest?
  • Who was the most important person in your life? Can you tell me about him or her?
  • Who has been the biggest influence on your life? What lessons did that person teach you?
  • Who has been the kindest to you in your life?
  • What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
  • What is your earliest memory?
  • Are there any words of wisdom you’d like to pass along to me?
  • What are you proudest of in your life?
  • When in life have you felt most alone?
  • How has your life been different than what you’d imagined?
  • How would you like to be remembered?
  • Do you have any regrets?
  • What does your future hold?
  • Is there anything that you’ve never told me but want to tell me now?
  • Is there something about me that you’ve always wanted to know but have never asked?

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on their Listen pages. My Nez Perce heritage clamors for the oral storytelling to be shared. I added the link to my home page, for your further exploration and listening pleasure.

  1. What a great idea. Thanks alot.

  2. Thanks for this post. It’s very useful.

  3. Pretty insightful post. Never thought that it was this simple after all. I had spent a good deal of my time looking for someone to explain this subject clearly and you’re the only one that ever did that. Kudos to you! Keep it up

  4. Sick! Just got a brand-new Pearl and I can now read your blog on my phone’s browser, it didn’t work on my old one.

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