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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.

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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