Monthly Archives: October, 2012
The Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency (DCARA) has an obituary of Jack (Jax) Levesque on their home page (the first page of their website). He died on October 12, 2012. He was an advocate for the Deaf community. He worked as a VR counselor at the Department of Rehabilitation and directed other Deaf-related organizations […]
Gallaudet University President Dr. Alan Hurwitz, put Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Dr. Angela McCaskill on administrative leave on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 because she signed a petition regarding same-sex marriage in Maryland. Yesterday, Dr. McCaskill said she wanted her old job back. In the news yesterday, Dr. Hurwitz said he wanted Dr. McCaskill to come back to […]
Science Daily published that article on September 28, 2012. This article summarized research regarding children and how they process language. The first part of the article was not about Deaf children. Some Spanish researchers in Spain researched the relationship between language and different types of perception. The second part of the article from Science Daily […]
Calling all education professionals and parents of Deaf and hard of hearing children: The Coalition of Organizations (COAT) provided some information regarding a grant from the U.S. Department of Education regarding accessible technology. The $647 million grant was given to researchers at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) in […]
A new device called a SoundBite has been developed for people who hear normally in one ear and are deaf in the other ear. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the SoundBite for people ages 18 and older. This device is available through more than 10 clinics in the United States. Sonitus Medical shows […]
CapitalGazette.com He is now a graduate student at Gallaudet University. Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 5:08 pm, Sat Oct 6, 2012. See more…
FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2012 TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF’S 5TH ANNUAL RANGER TRIATHLON A FUN, FAMILY FITNESS EVENT – OCTOBER 14 Austin, Texas – October 14, 2012 A great event for kids and beginners, Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) hosts its 5th Annual Ranger Triathlon, Sunday October 14 at the school’s […]
Hi Everyone! I just got word from Daniel Hahn at Great Lakes Theater that there are still several free tickets available for the upcoming season. See below. First come, first served. Just contact Daniel at his email address and tell him what you need. These tickets are for deaf people and their guests (hearing or […]
The Business Boot Camp and Expo of the Deaf was held in Orlando, Florida in June this year, and now it will be in San Diego on October 25-27. The theme of the event in San Diego is “Boost Your Profit.” The training is set up for all kinds of businesses.
Had my first cup of coffee in a long time the other day (well, a month, which is long for me!). I was on an airplane heading to Los Angeles and there is nothing I like about planes. Can’t stand the smell, the sounds, the uncomfortable seats, the bathrooms. Can’t stand how my head feels when I read (dizzy) and how my body feels no matter how still I sit (woozy).
I wanted something pleasant. The coffee smelled good, and I figured a cup or two wouldn’t hurt (I mean, heck, those cups on the plane are so little). Well, the next day I had a massive headache. So much for my theory that it wouldn’t hurt – it hurt a lot. I think on the flight home I’ll opt for decaf.
Since arriving, I’ve been sipping non-caffeinated herbal teas like crazy – it’s cold and rainy. Anyway, one of the many things I love about California is the fresh produce. With year-round farmer’s markets and a city full of restaurants that serve up lots of organic fare, it’s great to be here again.
I visited my old book club group the other night where there was a delicious raw veggie salad from Wolfgang Puck’s. Been eating fruit medleys (yum – it’s been awhile since I’ve had fresh, flavorful fruit – wish I could share it with all of you braving the winter snow back east). Today I enjoyed an organic greens salad at my favorite lunch spot, Coral Tree Café (I also had a big, ol’ brownie there – not so healthy, but very tasty).
I do miss cooking though. I’ve really come to enjoy making homemade meals. My husband was shocked when he looked at our budget the other night and realized how much we’ve cut back on eating out at restaurants. Ends up I have a mini-fridge in the hotel out here. In the morning I’ll be off to the local grocer to cobble together some wholesome goodies I can make right in my room.
I was “birthed” into the world of yoga through the Iyengar style where precision and alignment are emphasized. My teacher would adjust our poses starting from our pinky toe (literally – she’d have us lift it up and try to spread it away from our other toes) all the way to the tops of our heads (which, she would tell us, should be lifting toward the ceiling, as if a string was attached to our scalp and someone was pulling).
I’m one of those follow the rules, read the directions, life is in the details type of girls, so I ate Iyengar yoga up. The fact that my hamstrings are tight, my shoulders are scrunched, and my hips are narrow make Iyengar a fitting practice because I benefit so greatly from the blocks and straps and blankets that are generously encouraged in that style of practice to help with proper positioning.
From time to time I’ve experimented with other yoga styles – this article describes various kinds – and recently I found myself in a session where the teacher was leading a flow with pretty much no regard to form whatsoever.
At first I was distraught.
“Beautiful!” the yoga teacher said when I moved into Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II).
“Oh, yeah, right,” I thought to myself.
In an Iyengar class, the instructor is always adjusting my Warrior II pose. I’m like a toy where you push one section in and another section pops out. If she moves my left thigh, my right knee tweaks to a different place. If she tilts my pelvis, my arms plummet. If she tells me where to fix my gaze – whoops – there goes my thigh again.
Anyway, I realized pretty quickly that I didn’t want to spend the entire practice mentally upset that this yoga teacher wasn’t going to focus on form. Other than calling out the pose, she was giving no instructions, and deep inside I knew that was okay. Because yoga really isn’t about form. Not at its core. It’s about being in a present state of mind. Finding a place where I’m not worrying about the future or obsessing over the past, even if those thoughts relate to yoga itself. As I continued the flow, I let go of the details and the precision and simply enjoyed the movement.
I felt warm and flexible and free.
10. My produce never goes to waste anymore
9. No cooking, baking, stirring, or waiting. Just slice, juice, and drink (well, and clean)
8. Extra veggies, extra veggies, extra veggies – for both me and my spouse
7. My dog likes the scraps (dry pulp) mixed in with her meal
6. I feel clean and healthy and energized
5. The machine also makes baby food, nut butters, and pasta
4. Studies show juicing helps prevents disease
3. Juicing offers a great source of enzymes which are often destroyed by heat in cooked foods
2. It is the only way I’ll incorporate beets into my diet
1. Homemade food is the best. Hands down.
I must admit I was nervous about buying a juicer. They aren’t cheap (around $200 for a good one) and I was afraid I’d find juicing too inconvenient, resulting in a new nice appliance simply gathering dust in the corner of the kitchen. But I can’t emphasize enough how much I love it!
I feel like a dog person who became a cat person . . . a skier who became a snowboarder . . . an evening person who became a morning person . . . because I drink tea now. Me. The coffee girl. Drinks tea. And I like it.
So many colors. Tons of flavors. I can drink it at night and it won’t keep me up until 3am.
I have an “emergency kit” in my purse. It contains essentials like a hair band, dental floss, an extra pair of contact lenses, and quarters. Now it also holds a tea bag. I added it after going to a restaurant the other day where they had three tea choices: icky, yucky, or gross. It reminded me of the days when I used to be a caffeine addict yet was stuck in a meeting where the only coffee option was a stale, burnt cup of sludge.
Anyway, so I now keep a tea bag tucked away for such predicaments. That’s me. The tea girl.
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