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So I took the weekend off writing and left the desk (shock horror) and ventured into the outside world.

It wasn’t great.

It was cold, wet, and I slipped over more than once on the ice. 50 more words


teaching BRIDGES in Gymnastics

Many children can do a back bend before they get to your first Gymnastics class.

Some cannot. Some are not strong & flexible enough. Some are still nervous about falling on their backs. 104 more words

Physical Fitness

Dealing with (regular and standard) Pressure this Holiday Season.

(Photo taken in Paris – time to get off the hamster wheel of holiday time!)

The pressure of a modern day Christmas or Holiday season can measure extremely high on an average person’s stress meter. 776 more words



If you are not sure what to do in a situation, take 3 deep breaths while focusing on your heart.  How do you feel in your body?  46 more words


Muse-Inks: Back to work

This is going to be a short post because I find myself running behind … already.

I returned to work on Thursday. It was a short week. 354 more words

Melanie Marttila

Shake Hands with the Past

In most contexts, it seems that our feelings with regard to the past motivate us to reflect on it with anger, sadness, regret, or frustration. Many of us look at the past as evidence of why we are the way that we are, and that can often lead to the stirring up of animosity, resentment, or shame. 836 more words


You're an idiot.

The thoughts in your head can be so outrageous, so over the top, you can’t even believe it yourself. It seriously doesn’t make any sense but you conjure up some off the wall crazy thoughts that are no way even possible. 38 more words