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Sat, June 4th, 2011 – NWJAD-O game and Dr. Geralyn Ponzio – “Taking Care of your Health” Door opens at 1:00 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Check out at www.nwjad.org for information

The 27th Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day

The 27th Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day will be held at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey on Saturday, June 11, 2011. ASL interpreters will be located throughout the park on that day. Please note that the purchased tickets can be used any day of the 2011 season, not only [...]

The Times Leader SCRANTON – Donald E. Rhoten, CEO of The Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children and the Western PA School for the Deaf, has announced that Rebecca M. Gaw has been selected as the new director of The Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children. Gaw is presently [...]

New director named for Scranton deaf school Scranton Times-Tribune BY SARAH HOFIUS HALL (STAFF WRITER) A principal from Iowa will be the new director of the Scranton School for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Children. Rebecca Gaw, principal of the high school at the Iowa School for the Deaf, will start the position in July …

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The Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub is a multi-faceted establishment offering the finest in food, entertainment, and atmosphere.  The menu offers traditional Irish fare as well as eclectic international dishes highlighted by Chef prepared specials that include hand cut steaks, chops and an incredible seafood variety all designed in a unique and creative manner. When: [...]

TRI-STATE DEAF LATINO ASSOCIATION, PA/NJ/DEL RAIN OR SHINE SOCCER TEAM (WINNER-1ST AND 2ND PLACE) WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011 WHERE: THOMPSON PARK, PICNIC GROVE 3A FORSGATE DRIVE, JAMESBURG, NJ (SEE THE BALLOON AT GROVE 3A AND SEE THE SIGNS THROUGH THE ENTRANCE) TIME: 11:00am – 8:00PM DOOR PRIZES (SURPRISE!!) ADULTS/CHILDREN GAMES – PRIZE!! 50/50 chances [...]

NJAD 2011 Conference Flier http://www.njadeaf.org/conferenceflierforUCC.html Registration http://www.njadeaf.org/2011NJADRegistrationForm.htm  Thank you, Vicki Joy NJAD President  

March 2011 Dear Potential DEAF FEST Exhibitor: New Jersey Deaf Awareness Week, Inc. invites you to be part of the DEAF FEST 2011 – A Cultural Celebration on Sunday, September 18, 2011.  It will be our seventh biennial event.  It will be at Middlesex Country Fairground in East Brunswick, New Jersey from 10 AM to [...]

Thursday, April 07, 2011 By Tim Grant, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh today released the findings of a testing project it conducted from 2009 to 2010 related to discrimination against deaf people for rental housing. The testing audit, which was funded by FISA Foundation, consisted of 200 paired tests designed to [...]

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Drishti

“Find a point on the ground about a foot in front of your mat and softly fix your gaze on it.”

I’ve heard that instruction tons of times in various yoga classes (depending on the pose, the point of focus changes). It helps me with balance poses, like Tree pose. The other day in class, the teacher was giving that same instruction. Softly is the key word. It’s not an intense stare. “It’s almost like you’re looking behind your eyes,” she said. “It’s called Drishti.”

I never knew it had a name before.

Toes

Lately, I’ve been giving them a lot of thought.

First, my yoga teacher is always including toes in her instructions. Lift them off the ground (one at a time). Spread them. Plant them back on your mat (one at a time). It takes awhile to learn to control them – they’re so often ignored. Second, I was reading a book about a woman who had a stroke and was paralyzed on her left side, including all her toes. She was explaining the rehabilitation process and talking about the fact that she realized – once she could no longer use them – how important toes are for balance and for pushing off of when walking. Third, I just so happened to be reading the book passage while I was getting a pedicure (a gift from my husband).

So toes were on my mind.

For most of my life I didn’t pay attention to them. And when I got older I would shove them into cold, hard pointy shoes. In turn, that led to foot cramps. The cramps would attack in the middle of the night and hurt so bad I’d cry. But when I started practicing yoga, I noticed my foot cramps disappeared. I decided to give my feet the love they deserved. In addition to yoga, I began wearing comfortable shoes. And from time to time, I’d get a pedicure. I stopped painting my nails awhile ago (to avoid the harsh chemicals), but today I made a special exception.

I picked a color – Dutch Tulips – in honor of spring.

When they were red and shiny, I wiggled them and smiled. Thankful for my toes.

Mr. Forgetful

Remember Mr. Men and Little Miss?

I was a child of the 70s and loved those characters. I think Mr. Funny was my favorite, but last Sunday I was reminded of Mr. Forgetful.

It was mid-morning, and my husband and I were exiting a crowded parking lot. The pavement was packed, and cars were bumper to bumper as everyone tried to work their way out onto the main road. A couple policemen were directing traffic and one waved us on. Two seconds later a second policeman held up his hand indicating we should stop. Confusion ensued as my husband rolled forward then hit his breaks as he tried to follow the directions. Cars honked. A red truck squealed his tires and raced around us, cutting us off and running over a couple of orange cones.

Guess where we were leaving?

Church.

We had just finished listening to a sermon about treating others kindly.

How quickly we forget (and I’m not just talking about the guy in the red truck…I found myself feeling annoyed with the traffic too!).

At times I’ve noticed Mr. Forgetful making an appearance in yoga class. Here’s what happens: we spend 90 minutes stretching and meditating and bowing and OMing, but as soon as class ends we’re all shoving our blankets into the shelf (each one folded in different ways), tossing our blocks in a disorganized fashioned into a bin, and then racing out the door as we reach in front of others to grab our flip-flops.

I hate to admit that I’ve been guilty of this before. But I guess I’ll be Little Miss Confession today. After one of my yoga teachers suggested people should put their props away more mindfully, I really began to pay attention. Blankets should be folded and stacked the same way to prevent the pile from tumbling. Blocks should be stacked to maximize space. Straps should be hung without tangles.

And it’s really that simple.Š

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