A Different Point of View

Dear Reader,

Every now and then, it’s fun to see how other folks live. This weekend, my husband and I visited family in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. And we went to the boat show. After taking a water taxi past multi-million dollar waterfront mansions, we arrived at the boat show. The first boat we walked past was listed at $1.5 million. We saw at least two boats that had helicopters on the upper deck. Imagine landing a helicopter on top of a boat!

One of the best parts of this experience was making up stories about the houses, the boats, and the people around me. What might it be like to live in a waterfront mansion that has 10 or 12,000 square feet? What would it be like to own a yacht and have a crew who managed your floating part-time residence? What were all these other onlookers thinking and doing? Were some of them actually going to buy one of the yachts? Would they look different than the rest of us? And, if I could somehow afford this lifestyle, is it what I would want?

In the end, I was quite happy to come home to my own less-than-10,000-square-foot-house, and get back to my own routine. And, of course, speaking of routine, Tuesday’s Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement class is at 11:30 Central Time—it’s Free Pay As You Wish. This week we’re still on Daylight Savings Time, but next week, we go back to regular old Central Time.

And this week, we start the November Thursday course. It’s A Grown-Up Approach to Baby Steps. (Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s only 3 sessions this month.) I did a lot of walking at the boat show, and watched a lot of other people taking steps. According to my husband’s FitBit, we put in our 10,000 steps for the day. I wonder how many steps we take in a lifetime. How we manage to put one foot in front of the other and move forward has a significant impact on our health and on our sense of well-being. I’d love for you to join me as we explore how to improve this pedestrian human activity. (Pun intended.)

Please note that the deadline to sign up for A Grown-Up Approach to Baby Steps is Wednesday.

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