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Old 04-05-2008, 02:09 PM   #35
Mary Eastland
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Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
Join Date: Aug 2002
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Re: When your family resents Aikido

I love that you changed your name to encouraged.
Relatives can be really challenged by fears that you are going away or that you may be becoming someone that won't love them.
I like to remember that this is my one one will be responsible for my choices but me...I need to be loving and responsible to those I love including myself.
Hang in never now what could happen...they might even join you on the mat. ;o)
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