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Meaning Mondays: An Invitation to Dance

You can dance your life, and in dancing your life you can lead the life you want to have. -Anna Halprin WHERE IN YOUR LIFE DID YOU STOP DANCING? If you were here last week, you know I proposed that this question begs us to look in the wings for other metaphorical questions. Questions that … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: Dancing with Heart

You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart. ~Author Unknown As you may recall, last Monday found me doing a lazy dance across my bare kitchen floor. And a few weeks ago, I wrote about the Four Healing Salves: Singing, Storytelling, Silence, and…drum roll please…DANCING! Clearly, something’s in the air. Or at least, … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: A Simple Philosophy Emerges

In every adult there lurks a child – an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed and calls for unceasing care, attention and education. That is the part of the human personality which wants to develop and become whole. -Carl Jung Now this took me by surprise. I woke up this morning … Continue reading

the four healing salves

the four healing salves

For much of the last year I’ve been fascinated by the process of healing. That’s partly because I’ve been in a deep period of life transition. But there’s more to it than that. A few months ago I finished my final relationship coaching class. (Yay! I’m now a certified relationship coaching specialist.) And just like all … Continue reading

The Trust Dilemma, Or Too Much Coke

Several years ago I got involved with a committee. I was part of a small alumni chapter, and there were about ten of us who took the reins that year. Although I didn’t last very long, I did enjoy our early sense of camaraderie and shared mission. There was a little blossoming of community that … Continue reading

Fortune Cookie Magic

On the outside, it looked like all the others. But its circumstances were different. Normally, when Chinese take-out is on the menu, I’m the one who ladles the food out of the cartons and onto the plates, getting them to the table. Once we’ve finished, Dave’s the one who gathers it all up and clears … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: To Mom, With Love Edition

Her name was Betty. And she was way ahead of her time. Betty was a career gal, back in the 1960’s. In Silicon Valley. Before anyone had thought to name it Silicon Valley. Before there was even a whiff of a little thing called the personal computer. Starting as a secretary, she rose through the … Continue reading

The Story of One Day, Just For You

Pondering the sniffles on Monday got me thinking about something else. Something different, but related. I suppose I would call it an evolving awareness that I’ve come to after 10 years as a counselor and coach. Turns out I’m no longer surprised when clients tell me they welcome getting sick. Or even being hospitalized for … Continue reading