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  1. It’s interesting to see how the concept applies in different worlds and such good advice from each of your friends. Sages, that’s what they are. I tweeted and G+ posted. Did you mean for there to be a huge white space between the end of the post and the social share buttons?
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  2. I love what Carolyn had to say about flexibility. I had a twinge as I read the part about becoming the shape of our chair–I sit way too much. As I age one of the things I’m working on is becoming more flexible about my life and my expectations or outlook. I’m also working on developing new habits for movement and exercise–so you’ve motivated me a little this morning.
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  3. Love this piece, Kim! It clearly shows the strong connection between our bodies and minds. I too tend to be stiff and stuck on the plan/expectations in my head; becoming aware that there is no script and able to flow with what’s next takes practice. This post is great motivation and also affirmation for staying alive! “If we don’t take care of our bodies, where will we live?” Very well done! :)
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  4. Lovely applications to the concept of flexibility.I was just thinking about flexibility this weekend in regards to eating habits and restricted diets.

  5. As a Certified Practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, I can say that Flexibility for some in natural, and in others UNnatural. I have always been flexible, in both mind and body. My body has been challenging as I have chronic issues and pain, but the practice of yoga helps. Of course, my mental flexibility makes it too easy for me to miss class too often! When I do I practice at home, or swim, or better yet dive and snorkel. For those to whom flexibility is difficult…..could you help me get more ogranized?
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  6. Oh Kim… It is that constant negotiation with our bodies that we need to stretch past, isn’t it? But then again, I share that “judginess as a resting state” position!!!

    This piece captures everything I am coming to love about your writing. You take a point of discomfort and re-frame it, using both your words and the words of those you admire. Before we, your readers realize, this uncomfortable thing becomes a noble challenge that we want to embrace!
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  7. This one hit me close to the heart. I spend a lot of time staying fit. Flexibility will help keep you from being injured. However, I need work on the mental flexibility. As an empty nester, my entire life is now flexible where it wasn’t before. This type of flexibility is very difficult for me. I know I have to bend another way, because the “old” way is no longer applicable.
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    • Suzanne, my mom, who is 80, says this is the single most important issue she sees with her friends…the physical and mental flexibility. Those who aren’t physically flexible can’t move, and the ones without mental flexibility don’t want to.
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