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What It Took

What It Took

I looked out my window a few days ago and saw clear skies with almost no smog. The birdsong was louder than usual, there were definitely more birds calling to each other than I’d heard in the many years I’ve lived in my current home. Mulholland Drive and Laurel Pass,...

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Sing A Song

Sing A Song

A friend called me from New York yesterday to tell me what she was going through. She’s in her eighties, her husband is five years older than she is, and he fell a few days ago. He really hurt himself and normally she would have taken him to the hospital. But nothing...

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IRRITATION

IRRITATION

I don't know about you but I seem to be getting irritated lately by the smallest things. People say something that rubs me the wrong way. There are long hours in the day that I have to fill up and I’m tired of watching TV. I’m standing in line at the grocery store...

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Being an Inspiration

Being an Inspiration

I attended a memorial service on Zoom yesterday for 120 people. My friend, Magi, who died was extremely loved. When they first found her breast cancer, it was Stage Two and with chemo and radiation, she had sent the beast into remission. She thought she had beaten it....

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Starting a New Routine

Starting a New Routine

I noticed some changes this week as we’ve been Sheltering in Place for a month. At the beginning, we felt paralyzed. “I always wanted time to clean out the junk drawer and get rid of some old clothes in my closet, but now that I have it, I can't find any motivation.”...

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Stamina in Quarantine

Stamina in Quarantine

When I was in the ballet in the sixties, we did a number of one night stand bus tours across the United States. They lasted for about 10 weeks to say that they were grueling is an understatement. Each day, we got on the bus at 7am, we traveled for hours trying to doze...

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A Cup of Grapes

A Cup of Grapes

A few days ago I was talking on the phone to my sister and we were telling each other how we were passing the time in quarantine and how we were feeling. While I told her that I had projects to work on and writing to do and I was mostly okay, I walked into the...

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On Retreat

On Retreat

How’s your retreat going? I once attended a silent 3 day Sufi retreat. Not speaking for 3 days in a row was enough to really scare me. What if I needed something and couldn’t ask for it? What if I got lonely and no one would talk to me? What if I got bored? What if I...

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When Fear Runs the Show

When Fear Runs the Show

As I sat down this morning to write my weekly blog, I thought for a moment if there was something besides the pandemic to write about, but there really isn't. It’s all pervasive so I decided to look at the situation with some mental discipline and figure out how to...

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Mental Healing

Mental Healing

I visited with a dear friend yesterday who was on her way to give a lecture on mental health. When I scanned the 114 blogs I’ve written, I saw that several of them were dedicated to physical healing. Healing the body is pretty straight forward. It takes time,...

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