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Resting and Recovering

With Patty, back in 1981, I had stayed by her side day and night for the four or so days it took her to leave us. But, my mother’s slide was too gradual. Too slow. And so I wasn’t with her when she left. Or perhaps I should say that my Body was not with her? I am becoming aware that a huge part of my inner self was with her — and is only slowly returning to me.

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Posted in connecting, lying fallow, Marathons, Mothers, mysteries, Needed Repair Time

A New Perspective

For nine years my mom became, a major focus — and for Kit, too, as he visited her almost as much as I did. At first, the loss of my mom, a beloved focal point, was disorienting. My Center was missing. Bad enough to be grieving, God, without feeling aimless.

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Posted in Abundant Life, adjusting, asking for help for myself, Changing, Mothers, Needed Repair Time

Reassembling Myself: Between Past and Future

Feeling as if I am on the very TIP of the exponential curve that is our technological world.

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Posted in Changing, God's Time, Needed Repair Time, setting my life in context

Back from a Week OFF

One clear lesson is that Voluntary Down Time is ever so much better than INVOLUNTARY Down Time.

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Posted in Cherishing our Bodies, Needed Repair Time, refraining from work, rest

Dining at the Andover Inn after “Regrouping”

Good Morning, God! I’m not sure if it was my resolution to Go Slow — or Kit’s Good Sense. But we decided to forgo the Friday night dinner we had paid for and, instead dine at the Andover Inn. That

Posted in Creating, creativity in loving service, Mistakes, Needed Repair Time

Green and Blue — God’s Favorite Colors?

Good Morning, God! The sun won’t be up for another hour or so — but I am sitting here appreciating the beauty of the green colors on Koko Crater. Normally, this old volcano mount is streaked with the brown of

Posted in an invitation to abundant life, asking for and accepting forgiveness, healing, hearing myself, loving myself, Needed Repair Time, processing on deeper levels

Sleep, Grumpy Bears and Borrowing from the Body’s Bank

Good Day, God! Yesterday afternoon we flew off for Boston — with a change of planes in Chicago. It is after dinner here now in Boston — but my dear body has NO IDEA what TIME IT IS! Well, it’s

Posted in Borrowing from the Body's Bank, Cherishing our Bodies, compassion to care for myself, Needed Repair Time, recovery time

Self Care — Self Respect — and Spas

Good Morning, God! Yesterday, I gave myself a belated birthday gift — a trip to the Ihilani Spa out in Kapolei. It was a lesson in Self Care. In telling Kit about my day over dinner I described it as

Posted in authority over my life, Balancing and adjustments, becoming the change I wish to see, both / and, Cherishing our Bodies, clapping our hands in joy, compassion to care for myself, Needed Repair Time, recovery time, respect

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