Madeleine’s video of Nia class UO Student Madeleine Jones visited our Nia class at Willamalane Adult Activity Center in Springfield and made a little video for a class project. Nice job, Madeleine!

First, I noticed the pruned branches on the ground. In prior years, I would have demanded that the pruning process include a grandchild as consultant for which limbs could be removed from the “climbing tree” maple while leaving good foot and hand holds intact for the climber. At least, a former tree-climber, like myself, should…

Hanging my laundry out on the clothesline after a week of Nia Training, I think back to the days I wore each outfit. I wash and hang my clothes in-side-out to reduce abrasion of the fabric and fading from the sun. So the bright colors I wore are less vibrant on the line, yet some…

Notice the mix of men and women of different ages! Paula Chambers just posted a video of her students talking about what Nia class does for them. It’s beautiful, articulate, and heartfelt. Take a look

A colleague just announced her retirement plans over the next few years. I seem to be writing a different book about what happens in the last 3rd of my life. Inspired years ago by gerontologist and futurist Ken Dychtwald  http://agewave.com/ , I see life stages as cycles rather than  linear. And somehow it felt right…

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