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Trusting Your Gut

Andrea Cagan - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Trusting Your Gut

I recently ended a writing project and returned the payment. Repaying someone is kind of painful but this time, it wasn’t. I had taken on something that didn’t work for me and I felt a wild sense of freedom when I let it go. I can’t say that I didn't get advance warning. My instincts were shouting “no” while my mouth was forming the word “yes.” Instead of getting the message that this man’s book was not for me, I stomped on my gut feelings and tried to override them. It didn’t work, it never does, and I had to suffer the consequences of taking on a job that was destined to end up awkwardly with bad feelings all around. 

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You're Never too Old

Andrea Cagan - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
You're Never too Old

When I met my current trainer, I hadn't been working out as much as usual. With my background in the ballet, I don't do well when I get stagnant but I couldn't seem to zone in on any type of exercise that made me want to come back for more. I was seeing a man back then who invited me to his workout session with a wonderful man named Orlando. It didn't take me long to realize how educated and skilled he was with anything pertaining to the human body. I knew right then and there that I would continue working out with him as long as I could. I can’t say the same for the jerk who introduced us, but I have him to thank for the introduction to my next trainer.  

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Botox or No Botox

Andrea Cagan - Monday, June 11, 2018
Botox or No Botox

I was at a party recently where two female hosts had invited their friends. One of them was in the film business. The other was an energy healer and body worker who had been part of a famous ashram. The idea of the gathering was to merge the groups so they could meet each other and discuss what they had in common and what they didn’t. When I arrived, about 50 people were gathered in the show biz woman’s magnificent backyard. She’d recently divorced a philandering husband, he’d been having a secret affair for twenty years, and divorce had been very good to her. And so it should have been. 

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Avoiding Negativity in Troubled Times

Andrea Cagan - Monday, June 04, 2018
Avoiding Negativity in Troubled Times

When I think back over six decades, there have been plenty of troubled times. There was Viet Nam, the draft, Watergate, and assassinations of beloved political and religious leaders. There was and still is poverty, violence, child abuse, torture, and people fleeing their homes and their countries to win their freedom,. The list goes on and on, but our current situation of having a President who doesn't read, has a face for radio, and pardons criminals who are guilty as sin, is unprecedented. 

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