Bikinis, Crop Tops and Core – Oh, My! Bonus: 3 Super Quick Ab/Core Workouts

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There’s a new look strutting into town this summer – crop tops. Oh, yay! Like we don’t have enough to deal with;  two-piece-terror tankinis and up-your-butt bikinis.  Media monsters and fashionistas are hoping to pull you into their mad fashion fantasy, Barbie-world. It’s their job – not yours! Yes, core exercises help develop strong, sculpted, […]

Drink Water FIRST In The Morning

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 Six months ago I traded in my first of 3-4 mugs (not cups) of coffee in the morning for 8 ounces of pure unadulterated water; often adding fresh squeezed lemon juice for a super-boost. Why did it take me so long to let go of coffee first thing in favor of water, when I absolutely […]

My 55th BIRTHDAY WORKOUT – JUST FOR YOU!

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MY BIRTHDAY MORNING WORKOUT GIFT – JUST FOR YOU! 55  REPETITIONS OF EVERY EXERCISE LISTED BELOW. JUST DO YOUR BIRTHDAY BEST AND HAVE FUN DOING IT! 5+5    CARDIO-WARMUP 55      PUSH UPS! Don’t Care How, JUST DO THEM! It’s my BIRTHDAY, NOT YOUR’S. 55      JUMP or NOT  SQUATS 55     […]

Advice For My Memory Troubles/POCD

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Who knew general anaesthesia could potentially have such a profound effect on one’s memory? Well, it sure did a number on mine! If you’re checking in for the first time and wondering what POCD is and what it has to do with my memory troubles, read… Do I have POCD? Oh, My Troubled Memory. Since […]

The Language Of Yoga: Finding Your Dharma

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The world can be a pretty difficult place to navigate. It’s tempting to say that it’s tougher now than it has been in the past, but that’s probably not so true. People have felt bewildered by the things going on around them for eons – war, famine, disease, how to pick a good spouse – […]

Oh, My Memory! Do I Have POCD?

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It’s been ten days since my shoulder surgery. The nurse was right on when she told me that when the nerve block wore off, the pain would be intense. No, kidding! It was the worst pain I have ever experienced. I’m allergic to all narcotic medications. So, I suffered, enduring every screaming and hollering nerve […]

Going Solo, Kind Of!

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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu Dear Ask readers, I wanted you to be the first to know, (other than Tim Aten, the best “web guy” guru ever!) Askinyourface.com will be moving this week, into a brand new and much smaller home. It’s time, […]

Animal Joy: Protect Your Pet From Extreme Cold

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“All beings tremble before violence. 
All fear death, all love life. See 
yourself in others. Then whom can 
you hurt? What harm can you do?”
 – Buddha It’s no coincidence that I came across this article from The Humane Society of the United States about protecting our pets from frigid winter temperatures. I posted it […]

Yoga & Snowshoeing? Yep!

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I forgot how intense and wildly invigorating an hour of snowshoeing can be. Plowing through a foot and a half of fresh angelic snow this morning, up and down the endless undulating hills of the neighboring golf course, took every ounce of power and perseverance I could muster. Of course, my son Ben and our […]

Waiting

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Bling! I love when the light just turns on. Once intolerable, I actually enjoy waiting now; without judgement, expectation or worry. I just wait. These days, my greatest inspiration and deepest joy comes from practicing patience and the possibilities within the space of waiting. After 50 years of nudging and pushing, which by the way […]