Rewriting Your Script

June 27th, 2016
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Superkid

On a morning walk in my neighborhood yesterday, I came upon a middle-aged man standing inside a huge moving van parked on the street.  He was calmly talking to a woman who was leaning against a car and she appeared to live across the street from him.

Just two neighbors catching up or perhaps saying good-bye?  Either way, as I slipped by the moving van, their words helped me realize that change is not just a constant in my life but it’s also a constant for others too and how we learn to deal with those changes can take us … Read More

Daddy’s Home

June 19th, 2016
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You learn a lot about how to navigate the ups and downs of life by watching your parents. I know I did. The people in charge of raising us, for better or worse, are the people who have the first opportunity at influencing us.  Even when we begin to think we have life figured out for ourselves, we may still think back to something that one of our parents did or said and think to ourselves, “I wonder how they did that?”  “I wonder how they knew that?”  Or  perhaps your parents weren’t so wonderful and you might be thinking, … Read More

Ignite Your Dance

June 6th, 2016
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  Here’s a thought to keep you going as we begin a new week. Dancing is about motion and being attuned to your body as it discovers new and different ways of communing with music.  Listening for the rhythm of musicals sounds and having all of your body melt into the feeling of it. Dancing is also being mentally attuned to where you want you body to be as you listen to the range of sounds within the music and how you want the movement of your body to flow from one step to the next. With practice, you gain… Read More

Healthy Selfishness

May 31st, 2016
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How was your Memorial Day weekend?  Having that extra day was the best! I hope it was relaxing and the holiday weekend went pretty much the way you had planned it. Before I continue with thoughts about Memorial Day weekend, let me say I am feeling bad about being away from Cry Laugh Heal recently and not posting as often as I would prefer.  I have not forgotten AT ALL about you or the ongoing dialogue we’ve started about working through our grief feelings while also trying to create new lives after the death of a loved one. However, I… Read More

Retail Therapy

May 20th, 2016
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I confess that I am one of those people who will walk into a store and use it to help me decompress from a stressful situation. I don’t always buy something to make me feel better but I will enter a store and browse around for a good twenty minutes with the intention of being distracted, so that I can forget, at least for a short period of time, about what I am trying to handle. I think just the act of just being in a different place with different vibes contributes to helping me loosen up.  It helps me… Read More

The Name Game

May 13th, 2016
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I am dating myself by asking you this question but it’s for a sweet reason so I’m going to go with it. Do you remember a popular song called The Name Game? It was a big hit when I was a young girl.  In fact, it was a huge hit that aired on the radio constantly.  My friends, siblings and I used to sing it ALL THE TIME because it was so absolutely silly.  We rode a big yellow school bus to elementary school five days a week from our house and I remember for a number of months we… Read More

Simply Satisfying Friday

May 6th, 2016
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  There is something about the word simple that makes me feel at ease. I’m not sure why it makes me feel that way but it does. Simple.  As in streamlined.  As in efficient.  As in making sure that a lot of superfluous stuff doesn’t get in the way of finding a well worn path to tranquility. As in breaking down complicated situations and keeping them simple. It’s a word that I hang on to when life gives me a lot to handle. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that information overload is currently the ongoing theme… Read More

Feed Your Soul

April 25th, 2016
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I was reading an article recently on personal growth and wellness and a phrase caught my attention. “…have faith in your ability and accept all that comes your way.” Hmmmmm.  Accept all that comes my way.  I know I have no choice but to accept whatever happens in my life but it’s not always easy to take it as it comes, accept it and move on.  For while I may believe I have the skills or the ability to handle certain situations, I find I am at a point in my life when I would rather not deal with it… Read More

A New Delicious Season

April 15th, 2016
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    There is nothing like a farmer’s market.  I am totally into them. You can ask anyone who knows me about how much I love to either walk to a farmer’s market or pull the car over to the side of the road to check one out. Some of my favorites include the farmer’s market in Bethany Beach, Delaware and the farmer’s market located in one of New York City’s great public space, Union Square. Yesterday was the season opener for the farmer’s market near my office in Washington, DC so you know I was a happy person as… Read More