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Forum: Allergies   Yesterday, 10:35 AM
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Posted By SweetSilver
We used skin prick tests at an allergists. I...

We used skin prick tests at an allergists. I would not use techniques from chiropractors. There were also many home challenges after the tests, and one in-office peanut challenge. Always follow up...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
leafylady Have you done any research to find...

leafylady Have you done any research to find what you need? We'd love it if you'd post your findings here. I don't think anyone has mentioned 15-20 minute youtube videos yet. It would be nice to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-25-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By SweetSilver
Merry Christmas and the topic for this week...

Merry Christmas and the topic for this week :sneezeWhat yoga, if any, do you do when you are sick? I mean yoga in the very broad sense here. And can you guess why??
Forum: Unschooling   12-23-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 872
Posted By SweetSilver
I've always spelled it "doughnuts". Go figure. ...

I've always spelled it "doughnuts". Go figure. Maybe it's not just an American/Canadian difference, but a generational one as well. I don't think much if it's spelled either way, but "donuts"...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-22-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 828
Posted By SweetSilver
Coffee with just cream or some unsweetened...

Coffee with just cream or some unsweetened substitute is simply awful until you get used to it. I make myself get used to it. The first sip is awful, but it's tasty after a few sips. Coffee more...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-22-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 170
Posted By SweetSilver
Wishing you a successful holiday! I've been good...

Wishing you a successful holiday! I've been good about following a big day with a light one, and you don't have to have the veggies *and* a salad as well. Or replace something else with the salad. ...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-22-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
Welcome, Lioness! I was always the one in...

Welcome, Lioness! I was always the one in classes with piles of props-- sometimes 4 blocks (unless it was busy) 2 extra blankets to fold or roll, a bolster pillow, even 2 (very firm) and a strap. I...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 170
Posted By SweetSilver
My old dial scale was acting up this morning. I...

My old dial scale was acting up this morning. I had figures from 145 to 147, so I took the middle, 146. I'd replace it, but it's older than I am, and I think it's collected the foot crud of our...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-19-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
Some of the advantages for me playing music are: ...

Some of the advantages for me playing music are:

engagement in the emotional aspect of yoga
focus on the practice, like a mantra
longer, more dedicated sessions, and the willpower to stay in...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-19-2014, 09:03 AM
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Views: 170
Posted By SweetSilver
:joy

:joy
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-18-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
Anyone? I'm sorry I don't have any youtube...

Anyone?

I'm sorry I don't have any youtube recommendations for you. Hopefully someone will have some suggestions.

Welcome leafylady!
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   12-18-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By SweetSilver
Check out Lehman's non-electric for gift ideas. ...

Check out Lehman's non-electric for gift ideas. You don't have to buy from them, but the catalog is a great "wish book".

Without knowing what they already have, it's hard to say what to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 170
Posted By SweetSilver
Jaxy, Hurray! Those first 10 pounds are so...

Jaxy, Hurray! Those first 10 pounds are so motivating. I also feel like I get to a place where the body and mind are just *ready* to go!

I feel the premenstrual weight clinging. I'm craving...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 367
Posted By SweetSilver
Which is why I said I would avoid it. A child's...

Which is why I said I would avoid it. A child's true safety is a different issue from a call to CPS. Without disregarding the latter, I am far more concerned with the former.

The question was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 367
Posted By SweetSilver
Smoking 3x a day and "perpetually stoned" can be...

Smoking 3x a day and "perpetually stoned" can be two completely different things. I have had plenty of smokers around in my life, between ex-boyfriend and husband I've been living with one for 25...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
Here's a topic for discussion that has been close...

Here's a topic for discussion that has been close to my heart recently: music and yoga.

Do you like adding music to your routine? If so, what kind? Serene music? Heart-thumping devotional...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-15-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
Here's a thought from last year's thread that I...

Here's a thought from last year's thread that I still find almost as central to my yoga as my breath.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 113
Posted By SweetSilver
Here Is the House...

Here Is the House (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP_im5n5O9A) by Depeche Mode. The link is an acoustic, live version sung by the songwriter, Martin Gore. The studio version is sung by lead...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-15-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 170
Posted By SweetSilver
That's rough, Jaxy. I know how desperate I felt...

That's rough, Jaxy. I know how desperate I felt watching the pounds pile on. I just felt so *hungry*. I do know I had some trouble with sugar. So every morning I choke down coffee without it. No...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-12-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
Welcome kat and Linda!! Linda, I've read many of...

Welcome kat and Linda!! Linda, I've read many of your posts in other forums. So nice to have you on this thread! Having a yoga teacher on board will be an incredible resource for us.

It's...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-12-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
You are welcome! I had the idea of...

You are welcome!

I had the idea of consolidating all the links and recommendations from 2014 into one place so they are not lost, and hopefully make it easier for folks to go back to them. It...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-12-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 87
Posted By SweetSilver
Why do yoga at home? For some of us, starting a...

Why do yoga at home? For some of us, starting a home practice is our only choice if we want to do it. Even if you can make it to a class now and then, beginning a home yoga practice is a way to...
Forum: Unschooling   12-11-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 872
Posted By SweetSilver
I never feel defensive about anything you write...

I never feel defensive about anything you write about, Miranda. I love hearing about what your family is doing.

I'm not sure our community has much in the way of anything "fancy". We are very...
Forum: Unschooling   12-11-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 872
Posted By SweetSilver
mikittre, that is math in our house. Suddenly...

mikittre, that is math in our house. Suddenly one of them feels like thinking about math and it happens. The other day dd8 was asking me what 9+9 was. She knows this. "You know that one!" "Oh...
Forum: Unschooling   12-10-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 872
Posted By SweetSilver
They really do think about socialization. But I...

They really do think about socialization. But I think that's a good sign, that people are starting to see that home-based learning might be superior in many ways. So what is left is "socialization"...
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