Five Faces of Divorce

Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place. -Unknown Yesterday, I saw five different faces of women going through different phases of divorce. In each of them, I saw something different reflected back to me. They are listed here in the order in which I faced them yesterday. First-up isContinue reading “Five Faces of Divorce”

Pro-Peace AND Pro-Military: The seeming contradiction

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. George Washington I love guns. Big guns, tanks, armored vehicles and war machinery; the bigger the better. I love fighter jets, warships and the military. Special forces, yep, you guessed it I’m a fan. Those who serve often put everything onContinue reading “Pro-Peace AND Pro-Military: The seeming contradiction”

Overcoming emotional turmoil

My Dearest Friend, Overcoming emotional turmoil is about knowing that we are stronger than our emotions.  As children we are taught to fear our emotions,  to push them down,  aside,  away… anywhere but here, maybe we’ll deal with this later, we were taught. This gives away our power to what we are feeling, and weContinue reading “Overcoming emotional turmoil”

Landslide: A year of transformations

One year ago today I started working at my current job. That one move has led to a cascade of major changes that has resulted in an amazing year of transformations for me. Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love? Can the child within my heart rise above? Can I sail through the changingContinue reading “Landslide: A year of transformations”

The Worst Patient Ever

Ambition…the original of vices; Mother of hypocrisy, parent of envy, engineer of deceit. -Ernest Hemingway As a physical therapist I work with patients who are recovering from injuries on a daily basis. So why is it that after I started having hip pain that I act as if I know nothing?  Having been a PTContinue reading “The Worst Patient Ever”

Mantras to lighten your load

Om -The Universe Mantras are phrases that can be very useful in helping us to reprogram our minds and our lives. Our reality is based on our perception of it. So by repeating a key phrase, we are able to cleanse or clear our perceptions to help us to see more clearly. Mantras can alsoContinue reading “Mantras to lighten your load”

I kissed a girl (and I did not like it): On being a hetero woman

I kissed a girl just to try it… – Katy Perry Yes, I did kiss a girl “just to try it.” Once. It was in College and at that time I realized that while I can find people of any gender attractive, I am sexually attracted to men. Though it would seem that being bi-sexualContinue reading “I kissed a girl (and I did not like it): On being a hetero woman”

A Life Altering Choice

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. -Lao Tzu Sometimes as we move through life we make choices that at the time seem relatively inconsequential. The choice seems right so we go with it. Enough said. Well, maybe. In reflecting on the changes I’ve made in my life over the last year,Continue reading “A Life Altering Choice”

Walking in Another’s Shoes

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” -Henry David Thoreau The morning schedule was busy with patients who needed physical therapy reassessments and evaluations. This meant writing two notes per patient, testing each patient and “extra” brain work to analyze the test scores. The headacheContinue reading “Walking in Another’s Shoes”

The Middle Way of Balance in 3 Parts

~~~ Part I The sweet scent of her body soap transports me back to my grandmother’s home where the little girl’s legs stretch to step into the ceramic tile lined shower. The scent of the familiar maternal soap fills her nostrils as the cold tile submits to the warmth of the water beating down uponContinue reading “The Middle Way of Balance in 3 Parts”

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