Nature and Nurture My Blue Brain is happily watching the nature’s beautifully peaceful snow-fall. I know the moisture will nurture our gardens, flowers, bushes, and trees to keep them healthy for their springtime transition and change. New Beginnings As our new year and our new United States presidential administration begins, I thought about what each…

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Why I Wrote This Post I normally do not write deeply personal experiences in my blog post. However, after the attack on the United States Capital building, my broken heart felt a need to share my thoughts. I am grateful that I have never been physically harmed by actions of Antisemitism. However, the Antisemitism I…

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New Year’s Resolution History The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions can be traced back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar. With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions…

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  A Poem of Thankfulness Many years ago, my yoga teacher, Erinn Green, read this beautiful and inspiring poem at the end of class. I have it pasted on the mirror in our master bathroom to remind me to be thankful and grateful, even when my Blue Heart is breaking. I hope you will enjoy…

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Words Wednesday Today my words are “Honoring our Veterans.” Today is is Veterans Day a reminder of all the men and woman who have heroically served our country and enabled us to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy each day. When I was a child, the day to honor veterans was called Armistice Day. In 1921, Congress declares…

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Holding my breath Yesterday,  I experienced a routine ultrasound. The technician instructed me to take in a deep breath and hold my breath. I explained to her that I had been practicing yoga more than 25 years and I preferred my Belly Breathing, which might make her job more challenging. She said it would and…

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Planning a New Garden I am back from my High Holidays respite. I have begun the new year of 5781 by planting in my new garden. I have sweet memories of working in the garden with my parents in the back yard of our home. It was a treat playing in the dirt and tending…

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News and Stress It seems that everyone is talking about the stress they are experiencing. My neighbor and I were discussing  how the daily news about the Coronavirus, the economy, demonstrations, deaths, students remote learning at home, and the 2020 election can spark and ignite an individual’s stress level. Social media, newspapers, radio programs, blogs, and…

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The photo is a variation of Pastor Niemöller famous quote: “First they came…” Pastor Niemöller (1892-1984) was one of the brave German church leaders who spoke out publicly against the Nazis’ persecution of Jews and other minority groups while Adolf Hitler was in power. He was arrested and put in a Nazi concentration camp for…

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