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#1 of 26 Old 08-08-2006, 09:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I wanted to write this to you instead of in a PM here for all MDC to see because I know you have touched MANY womyn ( and some gents too).

You are so giving of yourself and the time you put into helping ppl with their treasure maps.. feng shui... the Secret thread and all the things and endless generosity with all that came with it , and also the 2012 thread and so much more!

I know on several occasions you have helped me see things differently, change my direction and though patterns all by your presence here and the effort you put into HELPING peaple becasue you have such a BEAUTIFUL Heart.


YOU CHANGE LIVES.



I love ya sister, and I thank the Universe for your Spirit here on Earth!

If there were such a thing I thinkI would dub you an Earth Angel.


Be Well Sister,
and THANK YOU from my whole heart!
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Aww, that is so lovely! I shall have to read some of these threads. :
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what a totally kind Thread. And mucho appreciated.

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I second that! And also, every time I see your siggy, I do my Kegels!! Yea!!!!!
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Take the time to heal from your marriage before you move on with someone else. Make a list of all the qualities you would like in a new partner and then work on growing that way yourself. ~mandib50
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I fourth that!

And my vagina thanks you as well!
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Same here, I love Tracy.

And I do my kegals as well.

Thank you for everything.
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Gosh it is so good to know I have been so helpful for everyone's vaginas.... HA! makes me

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I must have been a past life as a gynocologist---or a madam.

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Tracy, I read that as madman


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i know.. it was typo'd.
I'm going to tweak it...but yes, maybe it was madman!

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Midwife? In those days there were more midwives around than gynies.
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I'm going w/midwife too - oh and dh said to say thanks too, but I told him that was tmi!


And here, here for Tracy - the woman who started the greatest yearly MDC tradition ever as well as all her day to day input and advice! :
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to Tracy!
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Yes! Thank you so much. By posting the secret thread you changed my life. Seriously! I am a different person now. The joy I have everyday is a blessing and you led me to it!
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Yes, yes!

MUCH for Tracy!!!

Thank you for everything you do to lift us up here.

Wife of 1. Mom of 3. Conquering disability challenges, one achievement at a time.
 

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Thank you Tracy.


You have contributed to the community at large, by nurturing us as individuals.


You rock mama.


Oh....and BTW - i read it as madman too, and I think that is AFTER you fixed the typo
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i so loved the treasure map and the secret. yep when i see your name i automatically start the kegels

keep it up - your presence is a blessing. great thread char.

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I'm jumping on the bandwagon!

Tracy, I love your astrological knowledge.

And, yes, I kegel when I see your siggy, too.

Ann-Marita. I deleted my usual signature due to, oh, wait, if I say why, that might give too much away. 

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#19 of 26 Old 08-10-2006, 10:48 AM
 
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well....just for sport I actually looked up Kegels in the dictionary...something I've never done and I was surprised to see Doctor Kegel lived in my home town!

the coincidences never stop....

anyway here's the Def..Wikipedia..in case anyone wants it:

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Kegel exercise
A Kegel exercise, named after Dr. Arnold Kegel, is one designed to strengthen the pubococcygeus muscles. The exercises consist of the regular clenching and unclenching of these muscles, which are sometimes called the "Kegel muscles" in reference to the exercise. The aim of Kegel exercises is to restore muscle tone and strength to the pubococcygeus muscles in order to prevent or reduce pelvic floor problems and to increase sexual gratification. Kegel exercises are said to be good for treating vaginal prolapse [1] and preventing uterine prolapse in women [2]. Additionally, Kegel exercises may be beneficial in treating urinary incontinence in both men and women [3]. Kegel exercises are also known as pelvic floor exercises, or simply Kegels.

Although Dr. Arnold Kegel has contemporized and popularized this practice, it is by no means a new phenomenon. The Taoists of ancient China developed a number of different sexual practices to strengthen and tone these same muscles for health, longevity, sexual gratification, and spiritual development. Directly akin to the Kegel exercise is the Taoist practice of the Deer Exercise.

Benefits in women
Factors such as pregnancy, childbirth and being overweight often result in the weakening of pelvic muscles. Kegel exercises are useful in regaining pelvic floor muscle strength in such cases. Regular Kegel exercise can also increase sexual pleasure for females and their partners. After childbirth, practicing pelvic floor contractions during sexual intercourse with a male partner will allow the woman immediate feedback from her partner, who can tell her whether or not he can feel her muscles tightening around his penis. In this manner, a newly postpartum woman can retrain her pelvic floor muscles to their pre-pregnancy strength and tone.

Benefits in men
Men can also use Kegel exercises to strengthen the pubococcygeal muscle, which may allow them to achieve orgasm without ejaculation and perhaps reach multiple climaxes during sexual activity[citation needed]. In men this exercise lifts up the testicles, also strengthening the cremaster muscle as well as the anal sphincter. While women are able to add resistance to the exercise through isometrically gripping a hard object, or by compressing an object such as foam or a penis, there are no known techniques that would add resistance to male Kegel exercises. Some believe draping a towel over the shaft and lifting it does this, but any force possibly applied to the muscle in this way would be limited to the biological inheritibility of the penis' shaft to stay erect and resist bending, in a combination of blood flow ('hardness'), genetic construction, and tissue integrity. No serious scientific studies have been done into the 'bodybuilding' and strengthbuilding of the member through this method, although a niche market definitely exists in the realm of penis enlargement, and various urban legends abound for (with groups dedicated to the propogation of) methods of strengthening and enlarging the penis through various methods of exercise and resistance.

Potential concerns
The pubococcygeal muscles are those used to stop the flow of urine during urination, and they may be easily identified in this way. However, after the muscle has been identified, practicing Kegel exercises during urination is not recommended, as this could lead to a urinary tract infection[citation needed].

See also
Kegel exerciser
How to Good-Bye Depression
Ben Wa balls
Cremaster muscle
Taoist Sexual Practices
Taoist Sexual habits
External links
NIDDK public domain guide to pelvic muscle exercises
Kegel Exercises - article on Sex Talk with Sue Johanson

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I'm so happy that I have been of help to you guys. I do think of MDC as a real community and would have loved to have gone to the 30th reunion of Mothering so I could have met some of the group.

but it really has been nice sharing stuff with you guys and all the PMs I have gotten have been so kind. And here is the funny thing...it is in my astrology chart to help...and cyberally is best ... (aquarius venus) ..ha! perfecto.

And naturally it is reciprocal, I get so much back from this community.


Thank you again for such a kind thread.

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Tracy, I've got to join with all the others in thanking you. You've not only been a wonderful source of information in general on the boards, but you've also been so good to me (and, I suspect, others) personally. You're one of my shining examples and models of what we should be for one another.
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Just chiming in again to say Thank You to Tracy!

Just did my kegels.....

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Hopping on the : Tracy bandwagon.

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#24 of 26 Old 08-11-2006, 03:11 PM
 
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okay, I am fully


thanks so much, guys. I feel a lot of cyberlove right now. which is great when an older mommy with pms is in the house!

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okay... I'm coming to you guys for a little help... (of course)...

my friend produced this sample for UTube... it is a little teaser for more stuff... can you post give her a little feedback (favorable ones that is)...she is needing some feedback.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jgeAg0UROs

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I don't log on every day any more, or even every week, but when I do, I like to see what Tracy has had to say. I was so glad to see this thread. So, agreed: Thank you, Tracy!
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