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tips for dying #5: hang out and eat well.

We are very fortunate in that dad has a large room and we are able to have a bed, a couch, and room on the floor near his hospital bed. We are able to simply hang out, stretch out, and talk most of the day. Dad lies there and listens. Sometimes we think he is sleeping because he doesn’t say anything, but he’ll surprise us by laughing at loud at the punch lines of jokes or wry comments. We are also lucky because we have a great deli that sells organic whole grain salads..we snack on healthy food thats ready anytime, so I feel good even as my dad is declining. Third blessing: my brother has discovered yoga so we can play together much to delight of my dad.

From The New York Times:

What Makes Older People Happy

Older adults more often find happiness in everyday events, a new study finds.

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/what-makes-older-people-happy/

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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