This morning I was picking flowers in my garden. I noticed that a bush I planted last spring now has abundant flowers. I’m disappointed in the bush, even though it’s one I really wanted when I bought it. Most of the blooms have a moth-eaten look and even when I cut them freshly opened, they…

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

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