Saturday, July 19, 2008


I'm glad I finally cleaned out my IN basket. I found this at the very bottom. It's a portrait done a few months ago by my granddaugher, Evelyn.

BTW I just found out that moi means beautiful in Dutch.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Boogie Time

In my last post I mentioned NIA, the dance form I practice. The photo at left is a SoulCollage card honoring my NIA teacher, Rachael Resch. Rachael is off to Portland, Oregon, this week to get her NIA Black Belt! This is the culmination of several years of study and practice, through White Belt, Blue Belt and Brown Belt training. Rachael is an awesome teacher. I can hardly imagine her getting any better, but I'm also sure we'll see some new moves and expanded attitude as a result of her week with Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas, two amazing innovators.

I have decided to do (daily) a NIA 7 minute fitness and healing practice which Rachael introduced this past month. I spend one minute of rest and then one minute in each of the developmental stages (embryonic, creeping, crawling, standing, and walking) then one minute getting up and down off the floor and then one minute laughing ! Well, I see that is 8 minutes if you count resting. Whatever! It's interesting, easy, strengthening, and repatterns some of what we missed as young'uns. You can learn more about each of these stages on Rachael's blog (also link in sidebar) and hear about her training as she goes through her week of Black Belt.

To see more SoulCollage cards visit SoulCollage talkabout (my other blog) To experience SoulCollage on the web visit Kaleidosoul, Anne Marie Bennet's extensive site.