Joyous Joy 64: I don’t know what it is, but IT IS (and that is all that matters)

Jab! Cross! Hook! Upper Cut!

Here are two of the best fitness influences in my life! Helen (my teacher) and Lois (my trainer). Love you both!

Here are two of the best fitness influences in my life! Helen (my teacher) and Lois (my trainer). Love you both!

That’s the 4-punch combo I have been working on in kickboxing class these last couple months. I wish I could say that I’ve mastered it, but I just can’t keep it straight when I have to keep up with the energetic tempo of the music.

About a month ago I twisted my knee in class and wasn’t able to work out for a couple weeks. It was not only frustrating, but painful too (especially living in a city where a ton of walking and stairs are non-negotiable parts of your day).

I returned to class a couple weeks ago with a brace and the determination to not overextend my knee. Continue reading

Random Joy

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Saw this window display while walking through Grand Central Station last night. Even though I was in a rush I took a minute to stop and check it out. And with a big smile, I snapped this pic and planned this post. 

It made me think of my Mom because she loves flowers and collects tea pots. It’s almost like this display was made for her.

Joyous Joy 63: Awareness Promoting Fulfillment

While browsing the NY Times this morning, I came across a video called, “This is Water” – and I am glad I found it!

I was expecting it to be focused on the environment, but I was mistaken. It was actually David Foster Wallace‘s brilliant speech to the Kenyon College class of 2005, in which he talked about

“the conscious decision about how to think and what to pay attention to.”

Its message was so aligned with my way of thinking that I just had to share. I hope you choose to make 10 mins of your time to watch it.