Tag: flagstaff

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The (R)Evolution Will Not Be Televised

Get out there. Talk to your neighbors. See what's going on. Talk about stuff that matters to you. Really matters. What's going on in your heart? Do you know? Can you speak it? Make something. Make some art. Plant a garden. Plant a seed. What do you wanna grow? How are your relationships? What's happening in ...

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Stepping Into My Artist Self

For the last several months, I have been a participant in the Flagstaff Art Council's ArtBox Institute. It's been a deeply transformative time as I have been dedicating myself to thriving as an artist. I will say this - being an artist does not have to mean making an oath to loneliness or poverty. I have ...

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You are Beautiful and I Love You

We made a pact. For three months we tried an experiment. We decided to write to each other every day, "You are beautiful, and I love you" - just to get used to it, ya know, just to get used to how it feels to be loved. And we promised each other that we would not put up with not being cared about and loved by the people in our lives - especially in our romantic relationships. And it really helped. A lot. It meant a lot. Coming from her from my fractured family, it meant a lot.

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Born on a Thursday #60 ~ Taking the Plunge

Class description In both classes, students will build flexibility, agility, and strength while increasing mental, physical, and emotional peacefulness. High Mesa Hatha: Gentle yet challenging yoga based on the classical styles of Sivananda, Kripalu and Jivamukti yoga. Breathwork (pranayama), vinyasa (flow), asana (postures), meditation and relaxation are key. Release stress and build calm energy after a day of working. Peak Tranquility: Wind down with yoga nidra ("yogic sleep" or conscious deep sleep), guided imagery, and intuitive asana to deepen your sense of body/mind awareness and relaxation. Prepare to be refreshed. What to expect I am an experienced yoga instructor who offers: - a safe, non-competitive, supportive, and fun atmosphere; - small classes (10 to 12 students); - individual attention and adaptation to personal needs; - focus on the breath, movement originating from the core, visualization meditation, relaxation; and, - an open space for suggestions and Q and A.

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Halcyon Days of Summer

Halcyon days of summer are filling my creative well! I have so much gratitude for this playful time. My intention is to carry over that playfulness through the long nights of winter.

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who are you voting for?

I met Judge Grodman a few months ago, and I really liked him and what he had to say. He seems like a fair person, and someone who cares about people. I really liked that he aims to keep people out of jail if at all possible. We talked for a bit one-on-one, and I ...

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Born on a Thursday #57 – I Am Happy

I was afraid of the ghosts in the house, but I managed to train one of them. I told my parents the house was haunted, and proved it by telling Morris, the ghost I trained, to open and close the door, which he did. My parents told me I should stay even though the place was haunted. I said, "These ghosts are yours, not mine." I had to leave.

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Born on a Thursday #56 – Rebirth, Bike Love, and Playing the Fool

Spring is blowing in fresh air here in the mountains. And with it, new thoughts, new feelings, new hopes. Playing the Fool (see April's challenge) has been difficult, but somewhere in this last month, there's been a shift. I'm not exactly sure when I became so serious - it crept up on me - I have had to shake the seriousness off my back.

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Snow, Lace, and Strength

I have not had a chance to write Born on a Thursday for two weeks now! Over the winter and early spring, I slowed way down, walking for hours every day through the pines with my canine companion, Stoney. It was exactly what I needed to do. Stoney's leash was the gossamer thread that kept me from losing my way as I looked hard at my life.

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Born on a Thursday #34: I <3 My Bike

I am grateful the weather has been gorgeous this week! More beautiful days of cycling around town. I admit I am a little nervous about cycling in the winter, but, as I love cycling AND it's my only mode of transportation, winter on bicycle is an adventure to be had!!