Lesley Youngblood

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Tales of Chaotic Good

This is our world. We can make it better. Here are a few ideas about how…Welcome to “Tales of Chaotic Good” -- stories about universal connection and the shifts that can help shape our collective future.

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Day Forty Four on the Path: Craptastic

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 20, 2020 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Ever have one of those days when one small thing seems to spark a chain of bad events that add up to a crushing weight by day’s end? Yeah, me too.

It started when the plug for my microphone broke while I was in the middle of recording an audition. Thankfully we had a spare cord in the garage. Then a friend I’ve been really wanting to reconnect with didn’t answer when I called at our scheduled time. She called later and explained she was dealing with her ver...

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Day Forty Three on the path:Just another monday

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It's Monday. Just another Monday. A day completely at home, without errands to run or outside agendas. I love these days.

Exercise – Since I missed one day last week, I take today to finish off the 9 Minute Science workout from Daily Om. It is basically a review of every single exercise and move included in the previous 13 days all packed into one session. I grew to appreciate this course, with the understanding that I needed a warmup of my own before starting, so 9 m...

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Day Forty Two on the Path: Methinks it is time

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 17, 2020 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The end of week five and what a week it has been. A whole ton has happened this week, some of the most profound just today. Alright – now let’s recap this puppy!


Exercise – We’re back to the combination of high intensity intervals, strength, and yoga today on the 9 Minute Science workout. I’m surprised to find I like a smattering of cardio every day – maybe because then I don’t feel obligated to do one day of focused cardio!

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Day Forty One on the Path: back on track

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 16, 2020 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Back on track after yesterday, today is a lovely sunny day here in California. I know it’s the weekend, but when you work for yourself that doesn’t always factor, so I get a bit of work in early in the day. Then it’s all about relaxing with the hubs. Here’s the gist.

Exercise – I start off with the 9 Minutes Science workout. Today is “Zen Den part Two” which makes me smile broadly&...

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Day Forty on the Path: This aint that kind of mull

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 15, 2020 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I have a memory of listening to Paul McCartney sing "Mull of Kintyre" in my older brother's room as a kid living in Clem, Georgia. He had a short plaid carpet in his attic room, with a drum set in one corner, a waterbed in the center, and the most glorious collection of vinyls I've ever seen to this day. I can hear the hiss on the tape deck (rmember those?) as the song started up, and I'd get lost in the purity of acoustic instruments and Sir Paul's clear tenor.

This ain't t...

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Day thirty Nine on the Path: The Blondie Expedition

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 14, 2020 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (1)

I know it isn’t Friday, but I have a party here this evening, so today is consumed by housecleaning. And baking. (WHAT?!?) That’s right. I said baking. Now I preface this with the fact that I love to dabble with baking, but I am consistently not very successful with it. Truth. No false modesty here. Anne Shirley, in the Lucy Maud Montgomery novels, once complained “there’s simply no scope for the imagination in cooking.” I empathize. You either measure, combine, ...

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Day Thirty Eight on the Path:What a day

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 13, 2020 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I am feeling down-right powerful today. Not sure why but I’m embracing it! I’m running from Porter Ranch to Los Feliz to Pasadena today, but it’s all for wonderful and creative ventures. Since I’m out most of the day, I start earlier than usual.

Exercise – Wow. I never knew nine minutes could feel so long! Today was straight HIIT (high intensity interval training) and I felt every second of that cardio kick. Burpees, walking planks, push-ups, Oh...

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Day Thirty Seven on the Path: A whole Latte something

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 12, 2020 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s another long day on the calendar – filled with yummy goodness and activities I love, albeit a bit hectic.

Exercise – I’m up early and getting in my exercise before I head out for a couple meetings this morning. So, I am definitely sticking with the 9 Minute Science Based workout today. It’s a beast!! Push-ups and plank walking from one side of the mat to the other, and side plank push-ups, oh my! I need a shower! But it feels really good to...

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Day Thirty Six on the Path:Stay Motivated

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 11, 2020 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Exercise – I am loving Jannine Murray’s Phenomenal Abdominals exercise course, but I gotta stay motivated, so I’m switching back to the 9 Minute Science-Based workout this week. First of all, it’s different moves so my body doesn’t get fatigued and my brain doesn’t get bored. Second, there are only seven lessons left, which lines up with our seven days of this week, and my OCD loves checking off completed tasks that way. So, I’m finishing off the scie...

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Day Thirty Five on the Path: So that is something

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 10, 2020 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s the end of week five here on the Path! Hard to believe we’re a third of the way. I guess, to be honest, I thought I’d be further along in some respects.

Exercise – Yay! It’s a rest day, so no cardio or strength today. Just some stretching and Fitzmaurice tremor work for this day. It takes about the same amount of time as a workout, but it is just so relaxing!

Meditation – I start my Fitzmaurice work with that same bo...

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