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    End of Year Review 2018

    This is my second instalment of the end of year review (see last year’s here. I took the idea from Katy Bowman, who has been doing a version of this review (geared toward movement) in her podcast (find this year’s here and last year’s here). The questionnaire has been adapted from Robin Blanc Mascari‘s original questions. Completing and Remembering The Previous Year What was your biggest triumph this past year? To get invited to do the Krav Maga instructors course What was the smartest decision you made this past year? To stay in Sydney even though it meant a long-distance relationship What one word best sums up and describes this…

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    2017 End of Year Review

    Katy Bowman and her co-host Dani Hemmat have been doing a Health and Movement Year-end Review for the past few years (you can listen to the 2017 edition here). The questionnaire has been adapted from Robin Blanc Mascari‘s original questions, which I have copied and answered below. I don’t have the habit of journaling but I can see how this can be a useful exercise to give life a sense of direction, particularly when the near future looks uncertain or chaotic. If it proves to be useful (I think it will), this will become an annual tradition for me. Completing and Remembering The Previous Year What was your biggest triumph…

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    Happy New Year!

    I just finished listening to Foodstuff‘s episode on New Year’s food traditions, which I found fascinating particularly because I could identify some traditions I grew up with. Eating 12 grapes at midnight for good luck in the following 12 months is a fairly widespread tradition in the country, and my family has definitely partaken in the ritual many times. I also learned that one my family’s traditions (eating mochi on New Year’s Day) actually comes from a Japanese tradition. As far as I know there are no traditional Peruvian dishes that are eaten this time of the year. Growing up, my family’s New Year’s Eve dinner was always pork or…