Saturday, February 12, 2011

Odds and Ends

Today I'm headed to a workshop on learning to meditate. I've been doing yoga for awhile and it always incorporates a bit of meditation, but I've been curious about being more focused on it. The workshop is 3 hours long, which I find a bit daunting, but hopefully we won't be trying to meditate for the entire time or anything. And hopefully there will be snacks. The workshop is being put on by the Buddhist temple here in Seattle (I never knew there was one) and they have satellite programs all over the city. I figure if anyone knows how to teach meditation, it would be a Buddhist temple, and on top of that, the class is free. Should be interesting!

Also this week Hubby and I had our medical exam for some life insurance we're getting. On an interesting NSV, my blood pressure is the lowest it's ever been. Apparently low blood pressure runs in the family, and mine has always been normal, but this time it was borderline low. Around 105/60. Isn't that crazy? I also googled issues with low blood pressure, and for someone my age it's generally not an issue, so no worries there. I think just eating fewer processed foods and working out so much more has really lowered it.

I haven't been reading blogs much this week, so I'm looking forward to seeing what's going on with all of you! On a final note, I'm so ready for summer it's ridiculous. We had clear sunny freezing cold days all this week here in Seattle and I'm longing for a time when I don't have to bundle up. I'm so over winter!


  1. Hope you enjoyed the meditation. Better than medication. Get it? ha ha.

    Yes, there are Buddhist temples everywhere. There is one in my neighborhood (in Redmond), and one in the town I work (Kirkland).

    No worries about low blood pressure, except if you get up too fast and get faint (that's one of my problems). "Orthostatic hypotension." Sounds ominous, but it's not. :-)

  2. If you learn something to settle a mind, share it please. My mind is unsettled it just won't settle down enough to relax. It's always thinking, noisy, busy.
    I hope you have a great experience.
    I have heard about the fainting with low blood pressure so just take it easy and do watch it just to be sure.
    Take care Maude and have a blessed week.

  3. My mind isn't....I was suppose to type..