Category Archives: Connections

Happy “Give Yourself to Love” Day!

“You must give yourself to love, if love is what you’re after. Open up your hearts to the tears and laughter, And give yourself to love, give yourself to love.” These lyrics are from a song by Kate Wolf. Click … Continue reading

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Four ways to keep stress away

Great thoughts from a fellow body worker: Four ways to keep stress away.

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Look Who’s Here!

“Bells and whistles” usually refer to “technology and stuff” but do you have real ones that announce reunions, arrivals, or old-fashioned face-to-face time? My Mom has a loud brass bell, on the wall, at the back door, leading in from … Continue reading

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Today is the Day

You must express love, appreciation, and BE with those who become your “logical” family, through unconditional love and acceptance. Always. One day, we run out of days. We all come from a biological family, but it’s the creative, diverse “logical” … Continue reading

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A Lasting Touch

About a month before she died, my grandmother and I sat in her garage apartment, had snacks, and a nice long evening conversation. Our talks, on the patio, or in her apartment, were always tender, funny, and memorable. And I … Continue reading

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SF Marathon Self-Care All-Stars

A 70-year-old client, who ran a marathon for the first time A 30-year-old friend, a veteran marathoner, who had to withdraw the day before, due to illness My client made the completion of this goal a birthday gift. She was … Continue reading

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Fear of Failure or Fear of Action?

Let’s be clear: It’s not fear of failure that keeps most people stuck. It’s fear of action, any action. I’m writing about stubborn inaction, rather than pausing, or taking a legitimate time-out. It takes courage to admit inaction, if we … Continue reading

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Hope

Failing math, in the 4th grade, seemed like the end of the world. I sat on our patio bench and cried. I was crushed, helpless, when confronted with long division. My teacher, in her final years of teaching, didn’t have … Continue reading

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“Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart.”

Thought for the Day: “My beloved child, break your heart no longer. Each time you judge yourself, you break your own heart. You stop feeding on the love which is the wellspring of your vitality. The time has come. Your … Continue reading

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A Synthesis of Self-Care

My client community feeds my body and spirit. Sometimes I carry canvas bags filled with fresh produce from my clients’ gardens. You might see me loaded down with tomatoes, kale, squash, beets, lettuce, honey, or even a container of cold … Continue reading

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