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Thorny Issues.

Union Without Pain.

Velcro was inspired by thorny stickers: Essentially the inventor created union without pain.

I’m trying to do that with my family. I have a lot of habitual responses to stress that lead to me being impatient and unpleasant at times.

When I teach class I prepare myself. I sit, I reflect on some stories to tell, then before class begins I ask a few questions to learn if anyone has any special needs, then I listen to their answer and try to serve.

If I had learned to do this earlier, maybe I would have been a better parent. But I was too young, too stressed, and too tired to figure out a better way than the way I was raised.

I cannot undo the past, I can only challenge myself to slow down each day, to grow the ability to be patient.

Regret is real, telling me not to have it is frustrating.



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