I Got the Music in Me!

Dancing has always been part of my life. In the 70s I was a disco queen and proud of it! I entered dozens of dance contests with my partner and came in 2nd place, never 1st. I didn’t care, I danced because I loved it and that’s enough for me. Now that I need a walker to get around, I still dance. I use my walker for balance.

Don’t let a disability stop you from doing what you love. Find a way to do it differently.

Be well and shake your groove thang!


International Day of Yoga


Sunday was International Day of Yoga. I went to the event in Irvine, held outdoors at Mike Ward Community Park. The weather was lovely. For the most part, I relaxed and did some people watching. I did take part in 2 classes though. The one geared towards kids was the easiest for me, as far as keeping up with the teacher.

Yoga has been part of my life for 4 years now. I think it has helped with my recovery from cancer treatments and now is a normal part of my daily routine. I start my day with a twenty-minute meditation and then ten minutes of yoga. At the end of my day, I do another ten minutes.

I still have balance issues, left over from chemo and radiation. I can barely feel my legs from my knees down but that doesn’t stop me from doing what I can do. When I’m home, I use a chair to do poses. The ones on the floor are a bit easier because they don’t require good balance.

I recently found this quote that resonated with me. I remind myself of it whenever I feel frustrated.

i am not my disability

“Yoga is not about self-improvement, it’s about self-acceptance.”

Be well and move your body!