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Yoga v. Cigarette

my mind is a flurry of thoughts during yoga practice.  None of which ever seem to be things like “namaste” or “lentils are delicious!” or “ah yes! I am imagining that tree!” but more like “pizza!”, “booze”, “cigarettes!”, or “i should get stoned before coming here”


Yoga v. Cigarette


Yoga v. Cheeseburger

I started off the new year doing yoga every morning around 6am.  I also attend a weekly (if I’m good) class in town out in public with other people.  it’s lovely, but my mind is never rested or at peace.   it worries and it considers dinner instead.

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Yoga v Cheeseburger: the internal conflict.



I keep daily work journals for my other life as an accountant, mostly to track my to do list.  I now have a drawer full of old journals with very boring information in them and so I’ve decided to try some paper craft journaling by turning these boring pages with scratch number math into something a little more bright and colorful.  Here are my first couple of entries.

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not embroidery

sometimes I get an idea in my head that I want to try something new thing.  A few months ago that thing was embroidery.  As it turns out, I don’t have a knack for it.  But I did find a way to use those darling round frames.

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“You do not have to be good.  You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.  You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves” – M Oliver, Wild Geese

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