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Yvette Taylor's Latest Essay

 

Who? Me, Walk?

By Yvette Taylor

May, 2009

That's what I immediately thought when Marly started talking about a walkathon. Right after that quick reaction, I realized that some of us can walk . . . I walk my http://img.constantcontact.com/ui/stock1/2y6o7g1c.jpgdog on most days, but I don't think I can't walk a mile. (Just kidding with the picture! Barbie June is a 20-pound BAD Bichon.) 

 I realized, though, that I have family and friends who might walk for me, and I found three family members who are happy to do it. After looking at the description of the prizes, they were also happy to buy raffle tickets! Check out the great prizes in the description of the Walkathon. If you want to buy or sell tickets, call Sugar at 954-783-6771.  

 

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY WAY YOU CAN!

April/May has been important months for PANDORA. The Florida Health Expo chose us as their official charity. It was a very interesting day for me. The Expo was basically composed of alternative treatments. My favorite, of course, was massage. I opened my mind to other possibilities too. I am deeply entrenched in the medical model, so I had to listen carefully to exhibitors who had other methods of treatment for pain and lack of energy as well as healthy living. I was sprayed with Relief Response, which made me smell like a moth ball for a good portion of the day, but it really helped! If only the exhibitors had told me I could wash it off after 10 minutes! Now I have a new treatment for pain. We met a wonderful group of people from Zen Remedy Massage in West Palm Beach. They gave chair massages and donated all their proceeds to PANDORA!

Zen Remedy Massage invited us to their grand opening the next Sunday. I attended and had a wonderful time. This fantastic group is donating 5% of their proceeds in May and June to PANDORA. What a calming, beautiful environment they have created! There were also wellness people there. One group was working with body energy. Standing straight with my feet close together and my arms straight down, palms upwards, pressure was put on my left hand, and I came very close to ungracefully crashing to the floor. I was then given a relatively light marble stone to hold in my right hand, and then was pushed again and I barely moved! Cynic that I am, I was stunned! Then I was asked to wear a stone on my lower back. It actually stayed put for about 15 minutes then the stone slowly snaked its way down my jeans until it fell on the floor, much to my embarrassment. Our new friends Josh and Tamara, owners of Zen Massage, will be at the Walkathon, along with the best masseuse I've ever experienced. She actually understands fibro. What a treat! Come to the Walkathon and find out for yourself.

 

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