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Wishes Are Like Snowflakes December 14th, 2017 by Cheryl Ilov 0

Wishes are like snowflakes. Every one is different, and every one is special. Wishes are dreams that we hope will come true, especially during this special time of year. I love the holidays. There is a magic in the air that seems like anything is possible, and that dreams really can come true. At least, it seems that way as long […]

Secrets of a Middle-Aged Ninja October 30th, 2017 by Cheryl Ilov 0

Secrets….we all have them. I probably have a few more than most. And many of them are secrets that I learned in my martial arts training. I’d love to share them all with you, but then you’d know too much. Besides, it might get me in deep trouble with the Secret Society of Ninjas. So, if you ever […]

Evade, Deflect, and Redirect: Wisdom From a Warrior Queen October 7th, 2017 by Cheryl Ilov 0

Evade, deflect, and re-direct. I hear those words in my head almost every day, especially if I’m faced with a conflict. In my fourteen years of martial arts training, these words were repeatedly reinforced. You might even say they were beaten into me, so to speak. The first thing you learn as a new student is how to evade an […]

Attitude is Everything: In Fitness and In Health September 18th, 2017 by Cheryl Ilov 0

Attitude is everything, in everything we do. When I was a little girl, I remember watching the incredible story of Peter Pan on TV. Parts of it was magical, and parts of it was downright terrifying. But, the one scene that really impressed me was when Peter taught John, Wendy, and Michael how to fly. Peter certainly had a point when he […]

Solitude: Taking Time To Enjoy the Gift of Silence September 4th, 2017 by Cheryl Ilov 0

Solitude. I was blessed with the gift of silence and solitude a few days ago when I happened to show up thirty minutes early for a dance class. Fortunately, another class had just ended so the studio was open. However, when the dancers left the studio, I was alone. Really alone. There wasn’t another human being in […]

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