Yoga Dancers


My last yoga practice on the Winter Soltice with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Holden Cancer Center Gentle Yoga Group, led by Lisa DeShano, was full of flow and grace. Lisa encouraged us to listen to our bodies and move in ways that felt right to us. As we gently moved in the glow of a room lit by candlelight, we were like flowers dancing in the moonlight, each of us inspired by the gentle breeze of our hearts.

I thought I would repost this poem I wrote earlier this year, as it seems fitting:


By Vicki L. Flaherty


The flowerbud


a slow


filled with 


in possibility

its joyful dance


and believes

flowerbud opening2


About Vicki L Flaherty

I am most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing, gardening, photography, or my work. Running and yoga enrich my being. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. As I've focused on living more mindfully, I've found special joy in expressing myself through poetry and photography, and in truly being in relationship with those I meet along my journey.

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