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Am I Touching Something?

“You can keep them bottled up, but they will come out, Michael. Sometimes in the most unexpected… Hey, where the @!*# are my hard-boiled eggs?!“ – Tobias Fünke. Good Grief! Arrested Development 2004. My life is brimming with beautiful people. … Continue reading

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Living What Counts

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Attention. Here and Now.

“The ego believes that through negativity it can manipulate reality and get what it wants. It believes that through it, it can attract a desirable condition or dissolve an undesirable one… ..whenever you are unhappy, there is the unconscious belief … Continue reading

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First Person, First Class

As our enjoyable BOLO evening ended, last week, my friend Laurie and I sprang to our feet, hoping to dash to the exit before throngs of bloggers clogged our path. But the packed room was gridlocked. I shrugged. This would … Continue reading

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And now for those last few cobwebs…

“The first thing to remember is this: as long as you make an identity for yourself out of the pain, you cannot become free of it. As long as part of your sense of self is invested in your emotional … Continue reading

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Material Girl

My dreams are typically downers: Dreaded relapses into severed relationships. Transportation tragedies. Elevator quirks. But the past two nights have been lovely. Wednesday brought me racks full of luxurious, dressy new clothing. Last night, a freshly built, spacious new home. … Continue reading

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Practicing Safe Wrecks

Fear of failure and regret have tortured me my whole life. The first strangulates me, lest I do something stupid. The second beats me ruthlessly each time I do stupid things. Lately, I’ve been lowering my standards. Practicing accidental failure. … Continue reading

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Bold. By Default.

One million times I backed out of this jolt. But having publicly announced and collected input for a 5 minute spiel about standing up to fear, it seemed the embarrassment of backing out might actually dwarf the embarrassment of flopping. … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Yesterday was the end of term dance recital at our local community centre. What a fabulous show. Hundreds of talented young people filled with energy, confidence, excitement and joy. Even my belly dancing class troupe performed. Did I join them? … Continue reading

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Here Comes the 10:15 Conniption, Right on Time

In the first few years after it, Jay and I laughed that our 7650 kilometre coast-to-coast cycling slog had eliminated all chances of future adventure. Once-thrilling ski and bike tours, tough as they were, left us unfulfilled. Our bang bar … Continue reading

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