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Happy New Year 2014

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Happy New Year 2014!

I am so thrilled to be saying goodbye to 2013. Seriously, this was not an easy year for me. However, it was a useful year with many endings that leads me into this new year with many open doors and possibilities.

2013 Recap:

  • My private Pilates teaching schedule in Tribeca doubled over the year, to the point where now I have waiting list for recurring appointments. -A great thing!
  • This website was upgraded by Google to a page rank of 3. -Another great thing!
  • Our 11 year old dog Smiley was finally diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome (adrenal glands produce too much cortisol), and now that she has been on Vetoryl for a year she is much healthier! -A great thing.
  • My dear mother, Millie Lippin, who had been institutionalized with severe dementia for over 15 years, passed away at 82 years in hospice care on September 9. -Sad.
  • My father, Joseph Lippin's, health steadily declined throughout 2013, leading to his death at age 87 in hospice care on October 15. -Very sad.
  • I crushed my left big toe in July, leading to 4 months in CAM walker surgical boot and 3 months of twice daily bone stimulator treatment. -Oy!

Looking forward to 2014. This year we plan to research where to move next. I would prefer to live somewhere warm again for a bit, and somewhere with great single payer health care. And I am starting this year with a bang - I have joined BlogHer's NaBloPoMo for January as well as the Ultimate Blog Challenge for January. The NaBloPoMo theme is Pressure, which is perfect for me, as I do work well under pressure. So look for daily (gulp) posts from me this month - starting today!

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

Welcome New Readers

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In the interests of spring cleaning I have deleted four of my blogs (I just couldn't keep all five at any decent update or quality level). So if you are a loyal reader of the former pilatesgoddess.com, fitnessdivablog.com, reikigoddessblog.com, or pilatesandreikiinparadise.com, welcome! My mode of being right now is simplification.

Instead of finding new modalities, new jobs, new blogs, and spreading myself out so thin that I cannot breathe, I have decided to simplify.

At home that meant a lighter, smaller, more organized living room. Lighter, smaller rug, coffee table, cable box table, and we hung the TV on the wall.

At work that has meant condensing my schedule into solid blocks with recurring regular appointments.

On the web this meant dropping four blogs in order to properly focus on this one.

So welcome to the new and soon to be improved lyndalippin.com! I am glad to have you here.