3 Challenges; Why are we here? Purpose, Presence and Purpose

challenge-680x453 (2)In Blogging Club last week the topic was Challenges. So off I go again with my philosophical ranting about life’s varied challenges only to discover that the topic was specifically about the challenges of blogging.

Our Chief-Blogger mentioned in His Post that all bloggers agreed that posting on a regular basis and coming up with intriguing content was THE CHALLENGE. This is why I come to blogging club weekly, at least I can get a post started and am challenged with a topic I wasn’t expecting. I can always edit and post it later which I usually do because I am much slower that most of the other bloggers.

On a philosophical note, I believe the image above really has three characters not two. we must have a purpose grounded in peace and focused on being present. We must get not only our head but our heart in the game. We have got to have fun also while seeking out mentors and seeking to mentor others along the way. Time is relative. The only true time is now.

Being a massage therapist is very rewarding because we truly help others out of pain and stress induced fatigue. However performing massages has taught me to focus down and be truly present and solidly grounded. I’m incredibly grateful for the varied occupations my journey has given me; artist, musician, minister, administrator and massage therapy. Thanks to all the mentors along the way.



How To Manage Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema With Yoga

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Yoga For Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema BCRF Angela Strynkowski, Founder of A Jewel In The Lotus with LympheDiva’s compression garment.

Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By:Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema (BCRL) is more common than you would think after surgery or treatment. BCRL can be quite devastating to patients, as its far-reaching consequences are a constant reminder of their cancer. It is also one of those things that is not given enough attention to. Unfortunately once you have lymphedema – you have it. You will need to learn to manage it and yoga can help.

Practicing continuous flowing movements has a positive impact on the lymphatic system, and in particular Lymphedema. When lymph fluid is disrupted through breast cancer surgery, trauma or infection there may be an excessive fluid build up. This stagnant fluid can play havoc on the tissues and create swelling. There also can be a reduction of the oxygen intake…

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