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Opening Doors for Children & Families

February 2012

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Here's a tid bit of information about me, outside of working at ABC Head Start I am also a Yoga Teacher. Last night I rolled my mat out to do my regular home practice. I usually start my practice by lying down on my mat in a process we Yogi's and Yogini's call centering. Basically focusing our minds on the practice that lies ahead. Well I felt particularly tired and thought I would fall asleep if I laid down. I decided to center sitting instead.

So there I was on the middle of my mat, sitting in a cross-legged pose, eyes closed. I settled in to the pose and started to bring my attention to my...

My favourite thing about grocery shopping is people watching. I was in the breakfast aisle contemplating which granola bars to purchase when I noticed what I presume was a father with his two young girls getting groceries. I also presume grocery shopping isn't a regular duty of this father who appeared quite overwhelmed by the task at hand. He was clutching a list in one hand and the cart in the other. He would look down at the list with a puzzled look on his face then look back at the items on the shelf with an EVEN MORE puzzled look on his face. His daughters were maybe 4 years old and...

I am a person who follows current events. I like to know what's going on in the world. However there are some events that I just do not have time to really understand. I'd like to know more about them, I don't have the time to research them, and I don't know anyone close enough to me to shed light on it for me. This is how I felt about Occupy Wall Street. I understood the basic premise but did not have any depth or details, therefore I did not have an opinion one way or another.

A few weeks ago I had the great fortune of listening to Michael Stone speak. The lecture was called "Yoga for an...

Did you miss me? I didn't post a blog last week. It was the first week I have missed since I started blogging for ABC Head Start. The truth is, it was a short, very busy, overwhelming week and once Friday rolled around I realized I had a lot of work to do and not a lot of time to get it all done. I know the importance of the blog and keeping in regular contact with YOU, the reader, but I'm sure you have had weeks like that too. You are an understanding bunch!

I was reflecting on this inability to get a blog published at 6:07am, 23 minutes before my alarm is to go off. As an aside this happens...

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