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Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

Photo by Ron Morecraft My husband Ron and I ventured out yesterday to one of the many local antique/flea market venues, hoping for a safe, socially  distant, adventure in shopping for nothing. As I perused potential end tables, and fantasized about a $700 antique,...

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Quick! Before the Election!

Quick! Before the Election!

So many people have prefaced recent conversations with “I’m so worried about the election that….” or “I just don’t know what to trust,” or “Those people are insane!” or “Do you think it might be…?”

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I’m Sure It Was Plaid

I’m Sure It Was Plaid

Our eyes receive light, our brains tell us the story. The muscles of our eyes allow us to widen and tighten our focus, to see the big picture and the details, from the general to the specific, from the background to the foreground. But it’s the brain that decides whether the person approaching me is a friend or foe, whether I am happy or disappointed that it is raining, whether I’m following the right star on the horizon.

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Moving or Still? Still Moving?

Moving or Still? Still Moving?

I heard that some people don’t know what to do with all the time on their hands during this “stay home, stay safe” period. Others have begun amazing new hobbies or are running around with their hair on fire juggling work from home, homeschooling, home cooking and home dramas.

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Getting Out Of My Hair

Getting Out Of My Hair

I bought what I thought would be a cool, new circular hairbrush that I could use with a blowdryer to volumize my hair (just a few decades late to the party.) After a few curls, my hairbrush got stuck. I tugged. I tried to reverse my way out of the tangle, which merely...

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Lie Down

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Lie Down

A brilliant Feldenkrais mentor once told me that we must learn to "follow the yes," to sense where there is resistance and look for what is willing to yield. In his less than successful comedy, The Yes Man, Jim Carrey portrays a man who makes a covenant to say "yes"...

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The Boss of Myself

The Boss of Myself

I got in the car and reached for the key in the ignition. Except there was no key. This car, which I've had over three years, has a keyless remote. You simply push the bright blue button on the dash and voila! you are engaged. But my hand had decided to enact an older...

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What Am I Afraid Of?

What Am I Afraid Of?

Those dreams, a message from myself (or as Clarissa Pinkola Estes says, “a message from home,”) woke me up to acknowledge that I’m embarking on something big.

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