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Say Yes to Saying Yes

Say Yes to Saying Yes

This is my last “Just Say Yes” post for Davis Life Magazine. It’s been a wild ride, from spelling words onstage in front of 200 people to watching an oyster squirm under a spray of lemon juice and then swallowing the poor thing whole. Saying “yes” to new and scary opportunities has been the best [...]

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Say Yes to Having a Voice

Say Yes to Having a Voice

Two weeks ago, I said yes to writing to my representatives in government for the first time in fifteen years. On August first, President Obama gave a speech encouraging all Americans to take part in our democratic government by writing to our representatives about a little issue that I won’t name, but will allude to [...]

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Say Yes to Rock Climbing

Say Yes to Rock Climbing

It took six months and a lot of wheedling, but I finally went rock climbing in Davis. In high school and college I did water sports–swimming, water polo, and crew–so I always had something at least as solid as water underneath me, and I felt right at home. When hanging more than 30 feet in [...]

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Say Yes to Leafy Greens

Say Yes to Leafy Greens

As children we don’t usually like to eat vegetables, but as we grow up we become accustomed to their presence at the table and even grow to like them. There are some vegetables, however, that many adults are still unfamiliar with and don’t find appetizing. I decided to find out more about a certain branch [...]

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Say Yes to Zumba!

Say Yes to Zumba!

I said yes to attending the Zumba class at my gym last week. For those of you who don’t know what Zumba is, it’s a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez. It incorporates salsa, samba, merengue, mambo, martial arts, hip hop, and belly dancing moves into an aerobics class. The [...]

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