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Episode Title: “The Two Mrs. Grissoms”

CRAVE ONLINE CSI 11.13 ‘The Two Mrs. Grissoms’ Sara clashes with her mother-in-law and Gil’s Ex while investigating a bombing at a school for the deaf. by Hilary Rothing Episode Title: “The Two Mrs. Grissoms” Writers: Treena Hancock and Melissa R. Byer Director: Steven Felder Story: While attending a scholarship benefit party for the hearing [...]

Feb 5 COME IN FROM THE COLD HOT PANCAKES – HOT COFFEE – FULL BREAKFAST – LIVE MUSIC WHAT:       Austin SERTOMA Club’s 6th Annual Pancake Breakfast Proceeds benefit the Austin SERTOMA Club’s sponsorship programs for Texas’ deaf and hard of hearing community. WHEN:      Saturday, February 5, 2011 – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM WHERE:   Texas [...]

Vanderbilt University Research by Craig Boerner | Posted on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 — 11:51 AM volunteer reading to child Volunteer Becky Clark reads to a student at the Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt (Anne Rayner / Vanderbilt) OPTION Schools Inc., in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, is conducting [...]

Crain’s Cleveland Business An image from “Hamill,” which will open the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival By SCOTT SUTTELL 12:55 pm, February 4, 2011 Dramas about compelling real-life stories will open and close the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival. The festival announced today that its opener on Thursday, March 24, will be “Hamill,” a film [...]

Dallas News By ERIC AASEN Staff Writer Published 04 February 2011 10:35 AM During Sunday’s Super Bowl, while the stars are singing, Candice Villesca will be signing. The Lewisville woman, who was born deaf, will sign the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” at Cowboys Stadium. Villesca, 22, says it is an honor. “I believe [...]

Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) Gary McLendon • Staff writer • February 2, 2011 Two Rochester Institute of Technology-National Technical Institute for the Deaf students will appear on national television Friday night to expose the problem of discrimination against the deaf. The students, including Brighton High School graduate Hannah Worek, will appear as actors on [...]

USA Today 06:12 PM By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY The NFL, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Fox are announcing that the Super Bowl will be completely captioned for the first time in history, including all nationally-televised TV commercials and promotions. The NAD estimates 36 million Americans are either deaf or hard-of-hearing. Many [...]

Sports Illustrated Now all those Super Bowl commercials will be captioned for everyone to enjoy. Sunday will mark the first fully captioned national broadcast of the Super Bowl, including all national commercials and promotions, for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The National Association of the Deaf applauded the NFL and Fox for [...]

NTID News February 2, 2011 What happened when deaf students recently applying for a job at a coffee shop were met with these comments: “We don’t hire deaf people here.” “I’m sure you can do lots of things. But this is not the job for you.” “The next time you come in here, bring an [...]

Star Tribune Posted by Rose French Last update: January 31, 2011 – 1:28 PM St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents hundreds of clergy child sex abuse victims across the U.S., says the Vatican has refused to be served with the lawsuit of an Illinois man who claims he was sexually abused by a now-deceased [...]

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.

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A Place to Start

I have yoga homework.

My teacher wants me to practice Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle pose) every single day. Then she wants me to lean back into Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle pose).

It’s supposed to help me relax.

The good news about Bound Angle pose is and Reclining Bound Angle pose is that I can do them anywhere – watching TV, before bed at night, as an afternoon break in my home office.

I told her how I’ve tried to establish a home practice in the past before and wound up intimidated and overwhelmed.

“Sometimes just showing up on your mat at home and pretending to practice is a practice,” she said.

Sounds like a good place to start.

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