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Focusing on some good

I’ve been thinking about a quote which goes something like: “Those who look for flowers find flowers, and those who look for weeds find weeds.”

In that vein, here are some things I feel good about today:

1) I had a long phone call with my best friend, and later realized we’ve been friends for almost 18 years!

2) Inspired by last night’s episode of American Ninja Warrior, this morning I was brave and tried BODYPUMP for the first time. A very nice woman enthusiastically showed me the ropes and even asked for my card when she heard I do massage. I felt very strong and proud of myself…I only hope I can still move tomorrow!

3) Probably as a result of the morning’s workout, I have felt relaxed and productive all day.

4) I have enjoyed some quality time, reading with my cats. (Currently I’m finishing up this for my book club.)

5) Although I finished eating up the last of my homemade hummus (though that fact makes me a little unhappy), it is so easy and delicious that I’ll make it again soon. Here’s the recipe:

1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth

1 14oz can of chickpeas, drained

3-4 cloves of garlic

2 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp tahini

Add all ingredients together in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth!


Visit Cat vs Human–it is very cute and funny!

Inspiration can come from the strangest places

Ok, I know it’s probably pretty absurd to talk about watching reality shows on a page about massage and healing, but I am only human, and it’s summer and time for So You Think You Can Dance and American Ninja Warrior!  It’s weird but they inspire me to be a better person–one who moves more and challenges herself. It’s hard for me to watch people dance and dance, or Parkour all over the place without wanting to get up and move myself! After an episode of SYTYCD, my mind if filled with music and leaping, and I find myself wanting to jeté, rubber-limbed, throughout the house. And American Ninja Warrior is filled with all kinds of stories of personal triumph, and it makes me realize that change is possible whenever you want to make it happen. I made sure to get a workout in this morning before I did anything else because I know I’ll be getting to know more warriors (at heart) on screen tonight. I’ll probably even do some push-ups during commercials. 🙂