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Joan Virginia Allen
What do you notice about yourself when you read the words “preparing for surgery?”  What feelings come up? Fear. Anticipation. Excitement. Sadness. Depression. Empathy. Curiosity. Anxiety. Exasperation. What are your beliefs around surgery? Preparing for Surgery In 2008 I was diagnosed with POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse). Simply put, it is the pelvic organs heading south...
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What is your vision for 2020? How do you want this new decade, this year, this day to look?  Are there ways to create a vision? How do you find your vision? What if you aren’t sure about your vision? How do you make the choices to have your vision come true? What is a...
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As I lay there on my backpack, I gazed up at the clear blue sky, the cool fog hanging low over the hills below Mt Tam… “Tell Nancy I’ll wait back at our cars,” I told my friend Sylvia. [Guest blogger Sallie DeWitt shares her story of training for and  backpacking along the Pacific Crest...
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Today’s blog post is about transformation – at any age. My physical aging process was transformed by the restorative exercise practices I learned from Katy Bowman. Our book Dynamic Aging shares the story of how four wonderful friends, all in our 70s, were able to transform our physical experience of aging – while aging. Transforming...
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Lora shares her three-generation experience hiking in Desolation Wilderness. I’ve been trying to figure out how an area as beautiful as this 63,900+ acres could be named “desolation.” In 1899 this area was part of the Lake Tahoe Forest Reserve. Hikers and backpackers delight in exploring the  lakes, granite peaks, glacially-formed valleys, sub alpine and...
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Blog Second Anniversary WOW! Two years we have been writing this blog! That in itself is a happening. So many changes and so much the same. Each of the four of us is moving in different directions in our lives and continuing to focus on moving through our lives. After all, it’s all about movement!...
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Dynamic Aging and Mobility Dynamic aging and mobility come in many forms. For me hiking, walking, climbing trees, and just the freedom to move without restriction create the quality of my day. What happens if movement as we know it is suddenly taken away? We then are faced with a life filled with movement challenges....
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Dynamic Aging and Mobility Dynamic aging and mobility come in many forms. For me hiking, walking, climbing trees, and just the freedom to move without restriction creates the quality of my day. What happens if movement as we know it is suddenly taken away? Now we are faced with a life filled with movement challenges....
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If you are like me – A-type personality, over-achiever, compulsive DO-er – here is a discovery you may find useful for moving with less muscle tension. Nutritious Movement and Restorative Exercise I have been doing Restorative Exercises since I first met Katy Bowman in August 2009 when I was 71. I became an avid student...
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The Push up as an Assessment Tool The ratio of one’s strength to one’s body weight can be a useful indicator of physical health. The push up is one tool to measure or assess that ratio. The raising and lowering of the whole body uses muscles of the neck, shoulders, arms, hands, torso and abdomen...
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This site is about personal experiences and opinions based on years of training and practice. It is in no way intended to instruct, recommend or suggest that anyone try the activities shared.

CO-AUTHORED BY JOAN VIRGINIA ALLEN, SHELAH M. WILGUS, LORA WOODS, AND JOYCE FABER

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