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Brief but Tragic Conversations


Yesterday I did not get a nap and by the time I was ready for bed my brain was completely overwhelmed with information.: My friend’s best friend had committed suicide leaving only a note to “live simply”; she had been rear-ended by a fleeting hit and run driver; my dear contractor’s wife needs total hip replacement; my brother’s worried about complications to his surgery; my mother is depressed by the news; my partner’s ex wife is once again taking advantage of circumstances and making everything a little harder than it needs to be; our old Association is making waves and veiled legal threats; Dorothy might need knee replacement…


Meanwhile, I got to spend time watering my garden, wake up and make buckwheat/bran pancakes and bacon to share with the kids (although Ava and I got into a bit of a tiff about the “nutritional value”), and got to walk to Erik’s to swim 1/2 mile in his pool.


My life is okay, but it’s so hard to keep that in focus when every bit of information that comes into my field of vision is upsetting.


Can I do something?  Should I do something?  At night when I lay down I can feel the waves wash over my brain and I tell myself to let this extra information go, it’s outside of my sphere of influence, outside of my ability to control.


But I feel the pain and worry.  I wonder what will happen as the baby boomers age…are we all going to be singing the about aches and pains and tragedy all the time?  How horrible is a world where kids are subject to those stupid commercials for depression and viagra all the time?  

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Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature