A Call to Love

Lovingly waiting for slowly sputtered syllables, patiently assisting simple tasks, repeating and redirecting  fill each day.   It all begins anew in the morning if it hasn’t continued all night.  This is not a snippet of life with a young child; it is one of caring for a person with dementia. June is  Alzheimer’s and Brain …

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Wellness Sprint to Summer

“Slip, slidin’ away”…the lyrics to the ‘70’s song by Paul Simon echoed in my head.  I’m dating myself, but the words succinctly described my thoughts after an emotional roller coaster last week.  Sliding towards excuses rather than choices, I could feel wellness strides previously gained were slip, slidin’ away. So I decided to choose and …

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Focus & Follow

Where you stare is where you steer.  A memorable saying to remind us what we focus on is where we will go.  This applies visually but also to what and to whom we listen. Each wellness journey, I create a playlist of songs that speak to me during the journey.  I teach my clients what …

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Wellness Scenarios part 1

Envision these three scenarios…Life is good-you are living la dolce vita as the Italians say when wham-you are unexpectedly smacked in the face, literally or figuratively. You can’t stop thinking about it.  Your mind is preoccupied and scattered, even though the situation is largely out of your control. You work hard and are living the …

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Active Listening

I laid back after turning off the alarm as a clear thought bubbled to the surface of my drowsiness.  “Listen to your body”.  I didn’t consciously think this, yet there it was.  I knew exactly what it meant and what I needed to do. My body has been talking to me a lot lately.  Fatigue, …

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