Soon

Soon it’ll be Spring again, so much to do, so easy to leave the cocooning restrictions of winter behind. But winter is a good time to take a break. To have one meaningful talk with a friend a week, to sit side by side, to look ahead into the future together. Connection, whether in person,…

The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear,  Protecting the Gift   Over the holidays I digitalized my music collection and also went through the books on my bookshelf with the goal of re-cycling those I probably won’t read again.   Gavin de Becker’s books are definite keepers.   They never leave my home, I don’t even like to lend them out.  I encourage one and all to buy copies…

Authentic Self

Finding out who we really are is the first step to becoming our authentic selves.  Years ago when I had an Irish Setter  I went to a lecture by a dog trainer.  A woman stood up in the audience and said to the trainer that her dog ate like a horse and ran and swam…

The Art of Falling

My teenage years were very unstable, both emotionally and physically.  My dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and his fear of falling was a constant worry in our family.  Uneven ground seemed to rise up to meet him and his internal balancing mechanism was too slow to respond.   Partly as a response to his condition I took martial arts lessons.  In…

Hair

My hairdresser once told me that he recognized his clients’ vitality or illness by the condition of their hair. Weird but true, we humans are covered with as much hair as gorillas.  The function of hair is to connect us with our feelings.   Sudden fear makes the hair stands up on your arms and on the back of…