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Rebuilding — Bodies and Habits

I feel certain that the exercise of sticking with it will be of even great importance to my total well being.

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Posted in authority over my life, becoming the change I wish to see, Books, Changing, choosing HARD

What’s it take to Grow?

Sigh. I am sitting here realizing that I don’t like limits. I don’t like being limited. I don’t like making the hard choices of: If This, then Not That. Gosh, God. That sounds so childish. Dang! It is childish, isn’t it.

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Posted in Changing, choosing HARD, growing toward up

In the Hands of an Organizer

Having my Organizer with me is like having an extra brain and extra energy. I was telling my mom about my four-hour-adventure and she said to me, “But canʻt you do this?” Well, theoretically, yes. But, in reality, I totally need the help. I am not ready to solo yet!

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Posted in Changing, choosing HARD, responding to "nudges"

Bed-Making 2.0: Putting Things Away

The point of bed-making is that we willingly do what we know will be undone. We put things away that we know we will get out again tomorrow — or maybe even this afternoon.

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Posted in a hand up, Changing, choosing HARD, Choosing to respond, clean and tidy

A Slow Learner — or a Non-Learner?

So, now it is somehow MUCH clearer that I am not a FIXED being. I’m designed to GROW. But that GROWTH takes TIME and TENACITY (read: HARD WORK).

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Posted in a series of molts and upgrades, authority over my life, Books, changing who I want to become, choosing HARD, Choosing to respond, Ongoing Transformation

Lashing ourselves to the mast — or putting in ear plugs?

Good Morning, God! Through a series of “random” connections I ended up at an interesting website called 99% and saw this illustration of Odysseus who had himself bound to the mast to resist the irresistible songs of the Sirens. His

Posted in accepting my need for help, choosing HARD

Spark! Reading, Thinking and Running

Good Morning, God! I’m listening to the book, Spark, for the second time and am realizing I need to hear it several more times. In fact, I have ordered a hard copy. I want to be able to copy and

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Posted in accepting my ability to REDESIGN, choices, choosing HARD, exercising, hope, humility, Motivation

Chained! It is so EASY to stay chained

Good Morning, God! There is something about this photo that delights me — but also makes me uneasy. It makes me think about how inexorable Life is. And how easy it is to get stuck — figuratively chained to old

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Posted in Changing, choices, choosing HARD, self care as self compassion and humility

A Love Gift to Kit — and Me Too!

Good Morning, God! Here we are, God, after running 3.1 miles. Kit, of course is fresh. I could hardly speak after a fast finish. Connie Comiso, the race organizer was standing 20 yards from the finish yelling at me, ‘You

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Posted in asking for help for myself, choosing HARD, encourage and comfort, Endurance, exercising, so much to learn, The difficulty of changing, Transitions, words to strengthen

Mr. Wonderful’s Birthday

Good Morning, God! First — I want to ask You for a BLESSING on Kit on his birthday, today. No. 77. Actually, I asked You last night . . . I’m just “reminding” You now. Yes, God, I know that

Posted in a prayer for healing, Blessing, choosing HARD, Choosing to respond

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