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FREAKIN’ AWESOME 65 mile Club Ride (Cherry Creek) with 14 miles of dirt! rode the last 22 miles with a broken spoke; way to hold up my precious ROLF wheels! we hit the final roller at 33mph! you kiddin’ me!?!?! soooo beautiful! Sacred Sweat, baby! ilg was stoked to finish with the whittled down by attrition lead group of 5! thank you WHOLISTIC FITNESS®!! immediately transitioned not into rest, no, no, no…had to step up into the endlessly energetic demands of being a Conscious Daddy to a 5 year-old…not feeling too much like

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Greens activate the Nrf2 system, which turns on natural detoxification mechanisms and protects blood vessels against inflammatory processes that lead to atherosclerotic plaque buildup. Oh, and Dewa (5) will be the first to tell you that eating greens is a great way NOT to get..

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Dewa’s Got Her M(om)’s Stage Skillset Fer SURE:  She KILLED IT on-stage at 5!

feeble ilg could NOT be more (yogically) ‘proud’ of our precious daughter…who KILLED IT on stage tonight at Ft. Lewis in a crowd-going-crazy rendition of “Music Box Dancers”…Dewachen? Daddy was in tears of joy flowing from my spiritual heart! You got your momma’s stage skills few sure…

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pic by ilg of Dewachen Ilg in the Great Kiva at the Aztec Ruins…this is what happens when you bring a re-incarnated Rinpoche into Native American sacred places…

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“Daddy!” Dewa shrieked as i appeared at the threshold of her Kindergarten Classroom, holding my Hall Permit from the staunch Check In personnel at Needham Elementary School, to pick my daughter up early in order to assist the 5-generation Durangoan Zink Family in their Mission to restore 50 acres of Animas River Valley to their vital and historic, wetland condition. We were going to spend our afternoon planting trees in wetlands. As i felt my daughter thump into my outstretched arms in front of her entire class and Teachers, a rush of low self-esteem swept over me…never in my life, let alone at age 5, has ilg ever been capable or willing to display such an outwardly embrace of Love. During our hug, i saw her classmates, each of them smiling at our embrace. “Okay…this mOMent alone is enough,” i felt to myself…yet, it was merely the beginning to another miraculously sacred ‘Daddy & Dewa Day Time’…c’mon…a lot of Dharma to follow!

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Mother Earth Day!   What If Everybody Did It?

…besides, how often do you get to see a bona fide Princess picking up

other people’s trash?

“Daddy?”

“Yes, my love?”

“How come some people throw trash on our Mother Earth?”

“Well, baby girl?…they just didn’t have Go(o)d Teachers…that’s all…”

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How vital it is to refrain from the temptation to judge ourselves or the teachings, and to be humorously aware of our condition, and to realize that we are, at the moment, as if many people all living in one person.

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Quote of the Day goes to Dewachen Catherine Ilg who came hOMe from kindergarten saying, “i realized today in school that what i think in my mind may not be real.”

dharma backstory:

Dewa has confided to Joy and i (though we’ve been Sensing it for months) that she is REALLY not diggin’ public school and that she sees herself as the “runt of the litter,”

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