Monthly Archives: January 2011

FLESH, in the

I finally made it to the gym yesterday after weeks of good intentions, and plan to go again today. I’ve been sidelined for a while with foot and knee injuries that also killed my tennis game, the chief de-stressor of … Continue reading

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FULL load

Last evening, I received a call from a close friend who has really been through the wringer, both personally and professionally, over the last two years. The hits just keep coming, and yesterday something happened that finally pushed her, a … Continue reading

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FATHERS and daughters

I dreamed about my father the other night. And it was so incredibly, unbelievably real that I felt he was right there with me and I could have cried for my happiness. It was one of those dreams that took place in … Continue reading

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FEED me

I love food. I love good food more than almost anything in the world: a great massage, a Bach contata, the way the sun feels on your face in the middle of winter. Great food is even better than sex. … Continue reading

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FULL steam ahead

Most of my good ideas and interesting thoughts materialize when I am in the shower, washing dishes, or mowing the lawn. I know that’s when my mind is at rest and there is room for something other than my daily … Continue reading

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FIRES, home

I am in full hibernation mode. My social calendar is skeletal – I have no desire to leave my house. I go to work five days a week, to the grocery on the weekends, for an occasional drink with a … Continue reading

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FREE, working to be

A critical step in choosing the direction of the future is being able to let go of the past, something I am learning is so much easier said than done. But I am trying. I reached the third phase today … Continue reading

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FANTASIES of spring

“In the midst of winter, I found within me an invincible summer.”                                                                                                                      – Albert Camus It was so cold Monday night that I kept my gas fireplace in the living room the whole two hours I was there and … Continue reading

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FERVOR and FUTILITY

Mindy’s post the other day about meditation got me thinking about my progress in trying to live in the moment and observe the little, beautiful things that can alter the course of an entire day, if you take the time to … Continue reading

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FULL attention

One of the challenges that I occasionally set for myself is to develop a meditation practice. I’ve made repeated efforts to become someone who meditates daily: the CDs that instead put me to sleep; the “Mindful Rest” class, whose techniques … Continue reading

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