Learning Self-Awareness Through Yoga: Personal Challenge, Day 108 (1.2.13)

A while back, my acupuncturist, Dawna Ara, mentioned I should check out The Awareness Center in Pasadena during my personal challenge to try something new every day.  She mentioned that they practice Kundalini Yoga and that it could help me with the effects of Endometriosis. A year and a half ago, my doctor realized that I was compensating for my

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The 124th Tournament of Roses Parade: Personal Challenge, Day 107 (1.1.13)

Since this was my first Christmas and New Years in Southern California, I figured I should participate in an annual SoCal New Year’s Day tradition, the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.  I have watched the parade on television since I was a child and this would be my first experience with the live, in-person parade viewing experience.  My California

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Reflections & Meditations on New Year’s Eve: Personal Challenge, Day 106 (12.31.12)

Well, today started off like any other day.  I woke up and had to figure out what I was going to do for my personal challenge.  I went to the Pasadena Weekly website and found my activities for the day.  Yep, that is plural.  I decided to end 2012 (a rather difficult year) with two new adventures. The first adventure

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The temperatures have dropped and the tourists have arrived.  It is almost the New Year here in Pasadena.  You see the Rose Parade bleachers lining Colorado while out-of-towners try to find things to do in Old Town.  I thought I could duck into a movie theater to avoid the crowds but I was wrong. I made my way to the

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Christmas in California: Personal Challenge, Day 100 (12.25.12)

Well, this is my very first Christmas in California, even though I have lived here for years.  I normally fly home to Detroit on Christmas but this year it was too expensive so I am spending the holidays alone in California, something I have never done before. I thought I would be sad, not being with my family on Christmas,

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