Author Archives: Gail

About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, traveler, runner, grandma, Mormon, Missionary

Z is for Zafu

As far as I can tell from my Journals, I started meditation back in early 2011. I was intrigued with all the benefits that could be derived from regular practice, not the least of which at the time was staving … Continue reading

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Y is for Yoga

Yoga is one of those things that is good for whatever ails you: Improves sex life improves flexibility Is a great cardio workout (especially if you are doing Yoga X with Tony!) Helps with Mindfulness Is great strength-training Can be … Continue reading

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X is for (P90)X

My son started the P90X phase in our family, and he shared it with his sister. Once they both of them began talking about it, I got interested, figuring it was something I could do be a part of their … Continue reading

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W is for (chi) Walking

Towards the end of 2013 I picked up a book at the library called Chi Walking by Danny Dreyer. I tried it out and was amazed at how much faster and easier I was able to walk! It took some … Continue reading

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V is for Vegetarian

In June 0f 2013 I wrote this in my journal: June 12th: Definitely leaning towards vegetarianism. “The average age (longevity) of a meat eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever. … Continue reading

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U is for Unshod

Have you ever experienced or heard about something and immediately it felt right and true to you? That’s how I felt when I first heard about Earthing. Basically, Earthing is deriving benefit of physical contact with the earth: barefeet on … Continue reading

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T is for TSFL

TSFL is the acronym for Take Shape For Life® , a food management program. I met up with a TSFL health coach while we were in England. I am not usually one to buy into regulated programs of prepared foods (ie. … Continue reading

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S is for Say NO!

“Say NO to HFCS” was my very first principle in my quest for greater nutrition and wellness. It was my oldest daughter who brought it to my attention more than 10 years ago. I was mostly enraged by the overtones … Continue reading

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R is for Running

I never liked sports in high school. I wasn’t on any teams, and tried at least once a month to get out of gym class… I married a guy who likes sports–all kinds of sports: football, soccer, tennis, running… He … Continue reading

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Q is for Quebec

Okay so this is a bit of a cheat: the post is more about Family History than it is about Quebec, but so much of my family history IS in Quebec that I felt totally justified. It all started back … Continue reading

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