The Freedom in Breaking Down

Kneeling on the hard concrete patio, there was a chill to the air as dusk began to fall and I quickly scribbled my feelings on dishes using permanent markers. With safety glasses in place, I placed a plate gently inside a small banker’s box. My adrenalin rushed as I tightly gripped the hammer and broughtContinue reading “The Freedom in Breaking Down”

A Return to Simplicity

Sometimes the best solution is the simple one. Yet, it seems that as our technology becomes more and more advanced, the more we have accepted (and believed) that only complex solutions are what we need. My son’s tablet was being recharged. He then began to play not with his Lego set, but one super bouncyContinue reading “A Return to Simplicity”

Missing Out

When I rush, I miss the beauty of life that surrounds me. I miss out on opportunities to play and to be myself. I miss the sensation of the wind blowing in my hair. I miss the beauty in my daughter’s smile. I miss the beauty of what it feels like to be in myContinue reading “Missing Out”

Full moon, Blue moon

It’s calling me… And in my darkest moment, fetal and weeping The moon tells me a secret – my confidant As full and bright as I am This light is not my own and A million light reflections pass over me Its source is bright and endless She resuscitates the hopeless Without her, we areContinue reading “Full moon, Blue moon”

The Calm at the Center

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar At the center there is little movement. The stillness is here. The silence is here. The witness sees and hears without holding onto anyContinue reading “The Calm at the Center”

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”

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”

Giving Ourselves Permission

On this day I had two patients who both seemed to want to suppress their feelings; one did not want to celebrate her achievements and the other felt bad for throwing herself a pity party. They both seemed to need permission to feel what they were feeling. So with the first patient, I pulled outContinue reading “Giving Ourselves Permission”

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