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When I was a kid, I was bookish, loved classical music and ballet, and took life very, very seriously. My mother was funny, undisciplined, and marching to her own drum. While other mothers pushed piano lessons and extracurricular activities, my mother let me pick and quit activities whenever I wante ...
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About eight hours after a sleepless 15.5-hour airplane ride, I found myself on a mat next to about 30 beautiful people at Pure Yoga HK. No one forced me there – it seemed like a good idea at the time. “It’ll be great!” I convinced my kind husband, who by now is used to my overly-enthusiastic ...
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This morning I was wonderfully surprised to find a photo of our family in Yoga Journal’s online pictorial, Stoke Your Spirit: 25 Images to Inspire Connection. The piece features portraits of yogis taken by my favorite yoga photographer, Robert Sturman. Among the 25 photographs is a group shot of m ...
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Spec Miata (SM) is known for its über-competitive field. Because the racing is so incredibly close, the slightest mistake can result in the loss of a position (or five). In these underpowered, momentum-dependent cars, drivers must rely on precise driving technique to carry as much speed as possible ...
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“Mom, you’re like the Grinch when you drive,” one of my girls said the other day after she heard me commenting out loud about a driver’s lack of turn signal usage. I had to admit she was right. Every yogi has his or her obstacles on the journey to becoming kinder, and my own manifest in the ...
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I first joined the Rally Sport Region Porsche Club in 2007 after I inherited a 996 from my father. My brother handed me a copy of the performance driving bible, Speed Secrets, and said, “if you’re going to drive that Porsche, you should learn to do it properly.” Sportscars and race tracks were ...
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After an on-track session at Grattan Raceway last weekend, I found myself in our trailer sitting next to Ross Bentley of Speed Secrets fame, chatting over the sound of cars lapping. Our club, Rally Sport Region PCA, had brought Ross to Michigan as a special guest at our three-day driver’s educatio ...
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I am a planner. When I was pregnant with my girls, I read every book I could get my hands on about twin pregnancy and parenting so I could be ready for everything and anything. I tried to check all the boxes: what to do for a healthy pregnancy, no rhyming names so as not to compromise their identity ...
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See Beyond Fear, Parent Bravely

Some time ago, our family settled into the basement couches to watch a Jackie Chan movie, The Accidental Spy. We love Jackie – he’s funny, he’s athletic, he’s from Hong Kong. By now, we have watched most of his movies and feel they are ok for our 10-year-olds to watch, so we didn’t think t ...
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Endurance racing holds a special place in the hearts of both spectators and drivers, though one has to wonder why. What would motivate a driver to want to spend several hours in a hot race car maintaining the highest form of focus and consistently turning laps for hours? What kind of person brims wi ...
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