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 Flaherty

I feel most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing and poetry, gardening and photography, or simply living my life each day. Running and yoga enrich my being. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. I share my gratitude for all the gifts in my life on my This Abundantly Delicious Life blog. 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. I try to encourage Leading with Intention at my blog of this name. As a breast cancer survivor, I found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment, which I share on my Mostly My Heart Sings blog, that I might offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

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