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My Wade in the Water.

April 17, 2009

Several hours have past, since my latest satisfying swim at my local pool. The result of that 30 minute immersion is my current state of emotional tranquility, clarity of thought and last but not least, aching limbs.

Swimming's Therapeutic Value

March 25, 2009

Before work today, just prior to mid-day, I enjoyed a delightful relaxing swim at my local pool. The water was soothing and warm.

My first dip!

March 16, 2009

After many days of preparation. Setting deadlines, and breaking them. Today, after a pep - talk, with my Mental HealthSocial Worker,I finally married intention with action and enteredmy local swimming pool ;) The shower prior my entering the pool was refreshing and the pool water was warm. There was ample space toswim. No one looked at me or, more to the point, myoverweight and desperately in need of exercise body.

After settling downin the pool, slowly swimming breastrokeand concentrating on my breathing. I found that I was able to drift off into a slight meditation.

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March 16, 2009

Discrimination doesn't have to be direct abuse that is in your face, instead it can often be softly spoken, even whispered and seeps into us, becoming part of our world.

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