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Boris on a bike . . . pitching health

Boris Johnson taking a spin with Arnold Schwarzenegger. John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images Good Morning, God! In reading a post from Treehugger I had jolly good fun seeing what being in ICU with COVID 19 can do to a man’s

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Posted in asking for help for myself, Bamboo stick exercises, Caring, compassion to care for myself, connecting, courage to see myself, Eating for health, exercising, health, Personal Power, Personal Responsibilty, Self Care, self care as maintenance, self care as self compassion and humility, self-compassion, self-control, Self-Respect

Hurricane Douglas and me

Good Day, God I have a new appreciation of the physiological and emotional effects of simply waiting.  Hurricane Douglas gave us a near miss (65 miles north) this Sunday.  Getting ready for the hurricane on Saturday was actually satisfying.  Off

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Posted in Adventures, asking for help for myself, Choosing to respond, comfort, connecting, encourage and comfort, Energy, fears, Peace, Praising God for All Things, useful worrying?

Just Talking to Someone

Good Evening, God! The power of just talking to someone is amazing!  This is the month — July — where I pledged to take “better” care of myself.  Letʻs see . . . July 23 and nothing!  But, I did

Posted in acknowledging my need for prayer, asking for help for myself, Centering Prayer, Communication, connecting, daughters, friends, Prayer, relationships

Free Webinar on Mental Health from HIM July 23-25

FREE WEBINAR WILL ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID Hawaiian Islands Ministries’ Mental Health webinar, July 23, 24, and 25, will offer help for the continuing emotional and mental impact of COVID-19 on our families and community. The 3-day webinar will

Posted in accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, healing, health, Help me to see, Humility or Needing Help!

More On My Wife App

Good Evening, God! The Big Thing I learned today is how extremely fine tuned the Wife App needs to be.  My wonderful husband Kit wanted to go for a much longer walk than usual this morning.  And I was happy

Posted in asking for help for myself, Balancing and adjustments, balancing free with supported, connecting

Turning my prayer life right side up

Father Keating Good Evening, God! What an amazing retreat!  I went to be trained as a presenter.  They asked for help . . . and I thought . . . why not?  Well, to be honest, this is a very

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Posted in asking for help for myself, Centering Prayer, connecting, Possibilities, Prayer, praying, Rethinking, setting my life in context, Silence, solitude and silence

Recharging

Good Morning, God! I looked at my calendar and there isn’t much on it — for this week and the next. And my heart leapt with JOY! I am FINALLY doing much LESS and experiencing true rest . . .

Posted in accepting my authority to set limits, accepting my need for help, asking for help for myself, busy, Commitments, connecting, Enjoyment, JOY, recharging my battery, rest

Plumerias and Asking for Help

Good Day, God! This is the week of Kit’s 65 Punahou Reunion and we were all given yellow plumeria leis at the Kapuna Luncheon. For years we all MADE leis. And they were mostly plumeria.  I think, God, I still

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A few more thoughts on Resilience

Good Day, God! I have yet to read the book I just bought on Micro-Resilience by Bonnie St. John. I thought it would be fun to ponder what I have learned so far about life and resilience. One huge conceptual

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My Dear Old Inner Elephant

Good Evening, God! After I do my Centering Prayer . . . I do a sort of poem. And I want to share the one I did earlier this week. Why? Maybe because I need to remember to ask my Inner Elephant

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Blogs I Follow
Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching