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I've been having a bit of poop-out here in Portland. Eliot's birthday is fast approaching, the weather is not acing like late spring/early summer and it's bumming me out. So, all I've been wanting is comfort food and sweets. Luckily, I love to run and exercise and lift weights. But, I still don't feel as great as I'd like to.

I want and need to do some work on myself. I give myself little reiki treatments often as I fall asleep at night. I also repeat positive mantras as I run which are very useful that I started to do it at night too. The first one I tried seemed to stick in my throat and make my stomach leap with baby frogs so I knew it was the right one. I could barely choke out: "I am a beautiful woman."

Damn that Barbie. I stopped growing when I was about eleven. Tiny feet and all. I shaped up like a woman just fine, just not exactly- "up". At just under five feet tall, this is just not how I pictured a "beautiful woman" looking. I wanted Barbie legs, Wonder Woman strength, and Charlie's Angels beauty. So, here I am, a grown woman, still waiting to "look" like a "beautiful woman". I'm working on it ~ not growing longer legs, but knowing I am lovely, beautiful even, just as I am.

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"The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same." – Carlos Castaneda

during my reiki class on saturday my teacher said two things that i hope stick. 1.that we are all perfect and 2. that we are all connected.  so today, in order to connect myself more deeply with this concept, while i was in my first yoga class (contorting myself into strange and new positions) i repeated in my mind while breathing deeply, we are all beautiful and we are all perfect. wherever we are is where we should be and we are all in this together. whether we see it or not. but hopefully if we do see it our hearts will feel it and we will know complete compassion and love for all. i'll be practicing every day.

a reiki mantra goes like this: for today only do not worry, do not anger, be humble, be honest in your work, be compassionate to yourself and others.

yeah! i had my first yoga class!

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